George W. Slater

Greenwood, Eaton, Clark Co., Wisconsin

 

George was born Aug 1843 in Cayuga Co., NY, the son of William and Eliza Slater.  On 27 Aug 1861 at Marseilles, IL, he enlisted as Private, joining Co. K, 39th Inf. Ill. in October.  He received a disability discharge 25 Sep 1862 after an accidental bayonet wound below his left ear, an injury resulting in deafness which troubled him throughout his life.  On 20 Jan 1864 at Chicago, he enlisted as Private in Co. G / E, 8th Cav. Ill.  He mustered out at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, MO, in 1865.  On 24 SEP 1868, "George W. Slater of Hayton" married "Malinda E. Alldridge of Brillion" at Charlestown, Calumet Co., WI.  She was the daughter of Alfred and Malinda E. Alldridge and was born 16 Jun 1851 in Bristol, VT.  Rev. Luther E. Eldridge, the minister of the M. E. Church performed the ceremony. 

 

At the time of the 1880 Census, they were living in Eaton Twp, Clark Co, WI with their children: George A. (1869-1951), Warren J. (1872-1921), Alice R. (1874-1943), and Maude Linda/Lulu (1880-1944).  George’s 63 yr. old father (also a Civil War Veteran) was living with them.  Two more children, Frank (1887-1957) and William E. (1891-1936), were born to them before they moved to Laurel, WA.

 

The winter of 1886, George went to Chicago, but did not like it well enough to stay and returned to work in Farling’s Lumber Mill.

 

George died 5 Jul 1904 at Fairhaven, WA and was buried 3 days later at Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, WA, by undertaker W. H. Mock.  Malinda died 25 Nov 1919 and was buried beside her husband.

 

Census Records

 

1870 U. S. Federal Census - Charlestown, Calumet County, Wisconsin

Name

Relation

Sex

Race

Age

Marital

Nativity

F-Nativity

M-Nativity

Occupation 

Slater, William

head

m

w

55

m

England

 

 

laborer

Slater, Eliza

wife

f

w

56

m

New York

 

 

keeps house 

Slater, George

son

m

w

27

 

New York

 

 

laborer

Slater, Malinda

daughter

f

w

19

 

Vermont

 

 

 

Slater, George

son

m

w

1

s

Wisconsin

 

 

 

 

 

1880 U. S. Federal Census - Eaton, Clark County, Wisconsin

Name

Relation

Sex

Race

Age

Marital

Nativity

F-Nativity

M-Nativity

Occupation 

Slater, W. George

head

m

w

36

m

New York

England

New York

teaches school

Slater, E. Malinda

wife

f

w

27

m

Vermont

England

Vermont

keeps house 

Slater, A. George

son

m

w

11

s

Wisconsin

New York

Vermont

 

Slater, J. Warren

son

m

w

8

s

Wisconsin

New York

Vermont

 

Slater, R. Alice

daughter

f

w

5

s

Wisconsin

New York

Vermont

 

Slater, M. Lulu

daughter

f

w

4 months

s

Wisconsin

New York

Vermont

 

Slater, William

father

m

w

63

 

England

England

England

farmer

 

 

Military

 

Pension [1] [2] General Affidavit [1] [2] [3] [4] Testimony [1] [2] Inability Affidavit [1] Invalid Declaration [1] Voucher [1] Widow's Pension [1] Marriage Certificate [1] Widow's Check [1] 1890 Veteran's Schedule [1]

 

Research Notes

 

Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham WA

 

NAME                         DATE of BURIAL       SEC     LOT     GRAVE

SLATER

George W.                    1904-7-7                                 712       3          << our veteran

Melinda                        1919-11-20                              712       2          << his wife

Warren B.                    1913-9-17                                712       1          << grandson

Warren J.                     1921-2-2                      12         41        1          << son

Leona Marie                 1964-6-12                   12          41        2          << his wife ?

William Elmer               1936-8-10                   16           6        2          << son

George Alfred               1951-5-26                   21         53        6          << son

Anna May                    1950-6-6                                  361       8          ?

Ruby G. (ashes)            1957-6-13                    19        20        PL 7     ?

Michael Myron (ashes) 1969-10-30                   19        20        PL.7     ?

             

Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham WA

 

NAME                         DATE of BURIAL       SEC     LOT     GRAVE

         

HUBBARD

Alice R.                        1943-6-30                     22         35        10         << Alice Slater, Dau of Geo

Harvey Edwin               1951-5-26                     22         35        9          << her husband

Harry Lee                     1951-2-26                     21         53        5          << son

Orpha B. (ashes)           1985-5-10                     21         53        5          << his wife ?

Mamie F.                      2002-2-12                     21         53        4          << his daughter ?          

Frank                            1974-7-29                     25         78        9          << son

Beatrice                        1977-7-8                       25         78        10         << his wife ?

Arthur                          1981-12-31                    25         79        6          << son

???

Infant                           1912-5-17                                 976       8          ?

Baby                            1914-7-24                      3          70        4          ?

Ruth                             1916-1-5                       3          84        14         ?

George                         1921-6-17                     12         24        1          ?

Duane C.                      2000-1-4                       VP       MW    I-6        ?

 

Son of Frank ?

Marriage Record Details

Last Name: Rofiot     First Name: Edgar    Day: 01   Month: August   Year: 1888

Last Name: Stoker    First Name: Retty      County: La Crosse    Volume: 04   Page: 0040

 

Frank had a son named Edgar Francis who was born in Oct. 1869, so he is the right age for this.  "Stoker" could be Slater and "Retty" could be "Betty" and Elizabeth is a Slater family name, but I can't match the age.  George had a sister Elizabeth but she was born in 1848.  We seem to have all of the middle names of George's daughters, but who knows.  They would actually be too young anyway.

 

THIS is another unresolved thing:

 

There is a George Slater daughter named Lula M. in the 1880 census, age 4 m, born Jan. 

 

There is a cemetery listing for "Lucy Slater" with Wm & Eliza, but no dates are shown.  Melinda declares all 6 of her 6 children are living in the 1900 Census, but...

 

The online Slater Tree shows a George Slater's daughter Maude, born in Jan 1878, and I always assumed this was the same person as Lulu.  The Tree does not give a married name for Maude, but shows a date of death as May 1944.

 

The original Bio for George lists a daughter "Maude Linda" born 13 Jan 1880.  (I don't know where the "Linda" was picked up.)  That matches the census "Lulu" information.  Since the Tree also says Jan. but is 2 yrs earlier I guess I decided this is the same person.  I can't really find any trace of her, so I don't know about the death date they give, although the info seems good overall.

 

George W. & Melinda Slater

George Alfred Slater

Warren J. Slater & Leona Marie, son Warren B.

William Elmer Slater

 

?? Anna May Slater, Ruby G. Slater, Michael Myron Slater ??

 

Alice R. & Harvey Hubbard        << daughter of George W & Malinda

    Harry Lee Hubbard (Orpha and Mamie), Arthur Hubbard, Frank Hubbard, (Beatrice) 

 

?? Baby Hubbard, George Hubbard, Duane C. Hubbard, Infant Hubbard, Ruth Hubbard

 

Related Links

 

Bio: Slater, William George (1818 - 1887) (Civil War Soldier)

Obit: Slater, William (1817 - 1887

Obit: Slater, William #2 (1818 - 1887)

 

Contributors

 

Paul Forster, Marsha Hosfeld, Deb Sanger, Janet Schwarze & The Clark Co. History Buffs

 

 


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