John Kennedy Slay

19 February 1935–11 February 2003 (Age 68)
Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States

The Life of John Kennedy

When John Kennedy Slay was born on 19 February 1935, in Palo Pinto, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States, his father, James Porter Slay Jr., was 36 and his mother, Lottie Mae Daves, was 36. He married Betty Mae Berger on 2 March 1963, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States. He died on 11 February 2003, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mcadams Cemetery, Graford, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States.

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John Kennedy Slay
Betty Mae Berger
Marriage: 2 March 1963

Spouse and Children

2 March 1963
San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 2

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 6

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 19

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

Name Meaning

English:1. from Middle English slaye (Old English slege, from slēan ‘to strike’), a metonymic occupational name for a slay maker, an implement used in weaving to push the weft thread tightly against the thread of the preceding pass of the shuttle. 2. topographic name from Middle English slay ‘grassy slope’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • John K Slay, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"
  • John K Slay, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"
  • John Kennedy Slay in entry for Betty Mae Slay, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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