Newspaper Articles: Slate Family

A collection of clippings documenting history

1901: January 9, Slate-Boyer Wedding Announced

From the Lowville (NY) Democrat, announcing the Christmas day wedding of my great grandparents, Raymond Slate and Lottie Boyer.

1917: September 20, Raymond Slate Railroad Accident

From the Watertown (NY) Daily Times, reporting the railroad accident that killed a Watertown resident at Water Street in the city. Raymond F. Slate was the engineer of the train.

1922: February 7, Golden Wedding Anniversary

From the Hammond (NY) Advertiser, my second great grandparents, Nathaniel Slate and Loretta Card celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

1922: March 23, Peter Slate Obituary

From the Hammond (NY) Advertiser, the obituary of my second great granduncle, age 63.

1924: February 6, Assault on Raymond Slate

From the Watertown (NY) Daily Times, accounts of the trial of David Backes, charged with assaulting my great grandfather, Raymond Slate.

1925: October 23, Paul Slate Missing

From the Ogdensburg (NY) Republican-Journal, the search for 16 year old Paul Slate and friend.

1925: October 31, Local Boys Still Missing

From the Ogdensburg (NY) Republican-Journal, a new clue emerges in the search for Slate and Gibson as they are spotted downstate in Monticello.

1925: November 6, Paul Slate Returns Home

From the Ogdensburg (NY) Republican-Journal, Paul Slate and Truman Gibson return home after three weeks on the road.

1929: August 29, First Annual Slate-Coffey Family Reunion

From the Hammond (NY) Advertiser, detailing the gathering of the Slate and Coffey families in their first such event. Over three dozen family members attended for an afternoon picnic, singing and stories. My second great grandfather, Nathaniel Slate, was the oldest in attendance.

1929: September 26, Loretta Card Slate Obituary

From the Hammond (NY) Advertiser, the obituary of my second great grandmother, Loretta Card Slate (wife of Nathaniel).

1931: January 22, Death of Martin & Helena Slate

From the Hammond (NY) Advertiser, the tragic story of siblings dying within a few hours of each other. Helena's cause of death is unclear.

1932: April 21, Nathaniel Slate Obituary

From the Hammond (NY) Advertiser, the obituary of my second great grandfather, Nathaniel Slate.

1932: June 13, Slate-Majo Wedding Announcement

From the Watertown (NY) Daily Times, the wedding announcement of my maternal grandparents, Merton Majo and Gladys Slate.

1934: August 16, Death of Raymond Slate

From the Hammond (NY) Advertiser, the obituary of my great grandfather, Raymond Slate. This article is a good example of the conflicting information that is often found in newspapers. Raymond's birth year is listed as 1879, although other sources say 1880 and 1881. An official birth document has yet to be found.

1943: December 6, Bert Slate Killed

From the Ogdensburg (NY) Journal, detailing the explosion at the office of the Hammond Advertiser that killed Bert A. Slate.

1947: February 6, Emory Slate Obituary

From the Hammond (NY) Advertiser.

1955: May 17, Lottie Boyer Slate Obituary

From the Watertown (NY) Daily Times, the obituary of my great grandmother.

1968: May 16, Gladys Slate Majo Obituary

From the Watertown (NY) Daily Times, obituary of my maternal grandmother.

1970: February 27, Harold Slate Obituary

From the Watertown (NY) Daily Times, death notice of my granduncle Harold Slate, son of Raymond & Lottie.