Richard Slater (1849 - 1909)

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Birthplace: Council Bluffs,Pott,IA
Death: Died in Weber, Utah
Cause of death: Hanged himself
Managed by: James Horne Jr.
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About Richard Slater

Richard Slater was two years old when his family came to the Salt Lake Valley with the Thomas C.D. Howell Company arriving in September 1852.

They were a prominent family of Slaterville, Utah. It was named for his father.

Richard was married to Sarah Jane Allen, daughter of Joseph Smith and Elizabeth Hodson Allen.

Richard filed for a divorce in 1901 complaining that his wife "has transferred his affections to one Walter Clark, formerly and employee on the Slater farm.."

After the divorce he was never quite the same. On May 27, 1909 he was found hanging by a rope from a rafter in the barn on the family farm. Despondency and ill health due to his continued brooding over family affairs are said to be the cause of the suicide.

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Richard Slater's Timeline

1849
October 12, 1849
Council Bluffs,Pott,IA
1861
September 15, 1861
Age 11
1885
May 13, 1885
Age 35
Utah
1888
July 5, 1888
Age 38
Slaterville, Weber County, Utah
1897
October, 1897
Age 47
Utah
1901
1901
Age 51
Ogden, Weber, Utah
1909
May 27, 1909
Age 59
Weber, Utah
1961
January 26, 1961
Age 59
1962
March 27, 1962
Age 59