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Richard Slater

Birthdate: (59)
Birthplace: Winter Quarters, Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska Territory, United States
Death: May 27, 1909 (59)
Family home, Weber County, Utah, United States (suicide)
Place of Burial: Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Slater and Ann Corbridge
Ex-husband of Sarah Jane Clark
Father of Eugene George Slater and Beulah F. Roat
Brother of Mary Ann Stevens; Thomas Slater; William Slater; Priscilla Slater; Margaret Ellen Slater and 6 others

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About Richard Slater

Richard Slater (1849 - 1909), son of Richard Slater (1811 - 1893) and Ann Corbridge (1812 - 1902), was born 12 October 1849 at Winter Quarters, Douglas County, Nebraska Territory. He died at the age of 59 on 27 May 1909 at Slaterville, Weber County, Utah. He married Sarah Allen (1864 - 1945) on 13 May 1885.

Children of Richard and Sarah Slater

  1. Phillip Allen Slater (1886 - 1945)
  2. Eugene Slater (1888 - 1971)
  3. Lola Slater (1891 - 1979)
  4. Beulah Florence Slater (1897 - 1993)

Biographical Sketch

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 her affections to one Walter Clark, formerly and employee on the Slater farm.."

After the divorce he was never quite the same. On 27 May 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

October 12, 1849
Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska Territory, United States
September 15, 1861
Age 11
July 5, 1888
Age 38
Slaterville, Weber County, Utah
October 1897
Age 47
May 27, 1909
Age 59
Weber County, Utah, United States
May 30, 1909
Age 59
Ogden, Weber County, Utah, United States
January 26, 1961
Age 59
March 27, 1962
Age 59