Joseph Alfred Slette

25 February 1893–3 February 1971 (Age 77)
Cottonwood, Lyon, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Joseph Alfred

When Joseph Alfred Slette was born on 25 February 1893, in Cottonwood, Lyon, Minnesota, United States, his father, Osten Olsen Slette, was 35 and his mother, Ronnaug Iversdatter "Rachel" Jothen, was 32. He lived in Hanley Falls, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, United States in 1900 and Minnesota Falls Township, Yellow Medicine, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 February 1971, in Isle, Mille Lacs, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 77.

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Joseph Alfred Slette
Emma Slette

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Parents and Siblings

    Osten Olsen Slette


    Ronnaug Iversdatter "Rachel" Jothen




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · The Kensington Runestone

Age 5

A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
1914 · The Man With The First Air Conditioned Home

Age 21

Charles Gates was the first person in the United States to install air conditioning in his home. Funny thing was, Gates died a year before it was installed.

Name Meaning

Norwegian: see Sletten .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Slette in household of Otten O Slette, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joseph Slebbe in household of Osten O Slebbe, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph M Slette in household of Osten O Slette, "United States Census, 1920"

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