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Hot Lake, Union County, Oregon
Richard Slater, who has been hovering between life and death at Hot Lake for the past two weeks, died Monday afternoon last, and the funeral took place from the undertaking parlors Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. He was 49 years of age.
Richard Slater was born March 10, 1870, in Ireland, and died at Hot Lake, Oregon, June 2, 1919, age 49 years, 2 months and 22 days. He came to Illinois when 5 years of age, and lived there one year, and then came to Kansas where he resided for 12 years, and from there to Union, Ore., where he has resided since. He was wedded to Maud Clark in 1897. To this union one child was born and survives, Mrs. Nellie Mathis, of Baker, Ore., besides four brothers Alex and Ned of Union, Will of La Grande, and John, in Ireland.
Richard Slater and his brother Alex came to Union 29 years ago, and were followed later by the rest of the family. Dick as he was familiarly called, was always industrious, a jolly, witty fellow and had many friends who will mourn his loss, and much sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.
1919 newspaper item
Contributed by: Larry Rader