Macoupin County IL - Slaughter

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Slaughter Pictures

John Slaughter
June 22, 1838 - Jul 20, 1937

Obituary for John Slaughter

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John Slaughter [all rights reserved. David Richard]

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George Slaughter - Wilsonville Superior Mine No. 3?

Walter Slaughter - probably 1922 Gillespie IL

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Murder of Margurite Slaughter, daughter of George Slaughter
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Newspaper unknown – Date unknown
George Slaughter Tells Of Early Mining
George Slaughter, livelong resident of this community, called at this office Tuesday, and told us that it was an anniversary for him, that he had started to work in the old Dorsey mine east of this city on September 9th, 1882 when he was 12 years of age. He said that school started and he didn’t want to attend so he went to the mine and secured a position. He began loading coal at the time, and worked there for several years with a William Craig. The mine manager was a Mr. Alex Butters.
Mr. Slaughter was born near Bunker Hill in 1869, a son of the late “Grandpa” Slaughter and his wife, the late Mrs. Chris Peeck. He made his home with an uncle on the old William Coffee farm northwest of Gillespie and attended the Adams school. He stated that there were only a few of his schoolmates left and among them were Mrs. William and Mrs. Dave Thompson of Gillepie and Frank Vannatta of Carlinville.
Mr. Slaughter has been making his home with his son, Clarence Slaughter and his wife, since the death of Mrs. Slaughter at the Macoupin County Home in Carlinville in February. He stated that he is thinking of going back to the home to live.
He worked for the Superior Coal Company for many years and retired in 1936 because of poor eyesight. He uses a cane to get about town during the daytime, when he can get along without assistance.

Article from David Richard
Unknown Paper, unknown date.
The picture in last week’s paper was taken at No. 3 mine of the Superior Coal Company, many years ago, and among those who were named were Dan McGill, George Slaughter, Sr., Frank McKinney, James Wilkinson, William Granger, and Alex Thompson, and “Kidlets” Slaughter.
The picture was taken as the men were lined up to get on the cage to be lowered into the mine for their days work. The lunch pails that can be seen in the front row are all granite dinner pails.

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