Surname: Slack

Lowell Massachusetts Genealogy

Tracing ancestors in Lowell, Massachusetts online and for free has been greatly enhanced by the University of Massachusetts in Lowell which provided digitized version of a large quantity of the Lowell public records. Combined with the cemetery and census records available freely online, you should be able to easily trace your ancestors from the founding of Lowell in 1826 through 1940, the last year of available census records. To add color to the otherwise basic facts of your ancestors existence we provide free access to a wide range of manuscripts on the history of Lowell, it’s manufactures and residents.

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Genealogical and Family History of Vermont

Hiram Charlton took on the publication of the Genealogical and Family History of the State of Vermont for Lewis Publishing. In it, he enlisted the assistance of living residents of the state in providing biographical and genealogical details about their family, and then he published all 1104 family histories in two distinct volumes.

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Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to...

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Biography of Doctor Ira Davis

The son of Moses Davis, Esq., was born at Dracut, Mass., probably about the year 1797 or 1798. He established himself in the practice of medicine at Norwich Plain in 1830 or 1831, and there continued till his death in March, 1873. He was in constant practice of his profession for more than thirty years.

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Norwich Vermont in the Civil War

During the four years of war for the suppression of the Rebellion, Norwich furnished 178 different men for the armies of the Union. There were seven re-enlistments, making the whole number of soldiers credited to the town 185. By the census of 1860, the number of inhabitants was 1759. It appears, therefore, that the town sent to the seat of war rather more than one in ten of its entire population, during the four years’ continuance of hostilities. About the same proportion holds good for the state at large, Vermont contributing, out of an aggregate population of 315,116, soldiers to the number of 34,555 for the defense of the Union. Of the 178 men enlisting from Norwich, twenty-seven laid down their young lives in the service of the country. The soil of every southern state, from the Potomac to the Rio Grande, was moistened by the blood or supplied a grave to one or more of these. The town paid the larger part of these men liberal bounties, amounting to about $32,000, in addition to their state and government pay. All calls for men upon the town by the national authorities were promptly and fully met. The patriotic response of our people to the expenses and sacrifices of the war was, in general, hearty and emphatic; and yet candor and the truth of history compels us to confess that...

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First Settlements in Norwich Vermont

Having glanced thus briefly at the action of the Norwich proprietors in opening a way to reach their new township in the wilderness, and in dividing up a portion of its surface into lots suitable to become the homesteads of future settlers, let us pause a moment and see what had meantime been done in the work of actual settlement. I am indebted to Rev. Edmund F. Slafter of Boston for an interesting account of what was unquestionably the first attempt at settlement made within the limits of the town. I quote from the Slafter Memorial: “Samuel Slafter [of Mansfield, Connecticut], the father of John Slafter, being an original proprietor, and being at the first meeting chosen treasurer of the corporation, took a deep interest in the settlement of the town. At his suggestion, his son John made a journey through the forests of New Hampshire in 1762, to examine the territory and report upon the advantages it might offer as a place of settlement. He found it pleasantly situated on the western banks of the Connecticut, with a good soil, but for the most part of an uneven, hilly surface. He reported it well watered, not only by the Connecticut but by several small, clear streams, and by one more important one called the Ompompanoosuc, an Indian name signifying ‘the place of very white stones’ whose waters emptied...

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Norwich Vermont an Independent Township

In America the germ of political organization is the Township, older than the County, older than the State. In New England we find towns established as independent communities, endowed with distinctive rights and privileges, as early as the middle of the seventeenth century. It is to these town governments that we must look for the foundation of republican liberty, to the town meeting, where all citizens meet on a plane of equality to choose their local officers and manage their local affairs. Here is the firm basis upon which all free institutions can rest. Ralph Waldo Emerson once proposed that the records of a New England town should be printed and presented to the governments of Europe, to the English nation as a thank-offering and as a certificate of the progress of the Saxon race; to the continental nations as a lesson of humanity and love. De Tocqueville said that the government of a New England township was the best specimen of a pure democracy that the world has ever seen. The town charters granted by New Hampshire conferred upon the inhabitants of each township, from its first organization, the right of self-government in town meeting, by the election of town officers and general ejection of town affairs. Such, also, had long been the practice in Connecticut, from whence a large proportion of all the early settlers had immigrated...

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Slack, Bert – Obituary

Last Rites Thursday For Rodeo Performer Funeral services for Bert Slack, Dalles resident who died here Monday, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Zell funeral home. Rev. R. A. Hutchinson of the Congregational church will officiate and interment will be in the local I. O. O. F. cemetery. Surviving relatives include two daughters, Mrs. Feleta Barnhill, Mason City, Wash., and Mrs. W. H. Graham, Pendleton, and one brother James Slack, Elgin. Mr. Slack came to The Dalles from Summerville, Ore., more than 20 years ago. He was a cowboy all his life and participated in the Pendleton Round-Up annually from 1910 until 1936. Known as “Buckaroo Slim” he was reported to have been an outstanding rider and roper at the yearly event. His horse “Lizard” is still alive at the age of 36 years. Pallbearers at the services will be former cowboy associates. The Dalles Weekly Chronicle The Dalles, Oregon Thursday, November 4, 1937 Page...

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Slack, Burris Elbert – Obituary

Long Illness Ends in Death Burris Elbert Slack, 58, of 1306 Fourth, a farmer, died early this morning in a local hospital following a lingering illness. Mr. Slack, who had resided in Union county throughout his life, was born in Summerville, April 28, 1874. Survivors include his wife, Effie; three children, Mrs. Bernice Billerbeck and Vadis C. Slack of La Grande and Lyle Slack of Shepher Field, Tex.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Burnaugh and Allie Slack, both of Summerville; two brothers, Dennis Slack of La Grande, and George Slack of Summerville, and two grandchildren. One son, Emra S. Slack, died in 1929. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Summerville chapel. Burial will be in the Summerville cemetery. La Grande Evening Observer Friday, June 12, 1942 Page...

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Slack, Clarissa Lucinda Mrs. – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Was First Woman to Ride Into Grande Ronde Valley in Stage Coach Clarissa Lucinda Slack, who is said to have had the distinction of being the first woman to ride into the Grande Ronde valley on a stage coach, passed away at her home near Summerville last night after a lingering illness. She was a pioneer of this valley, coming across the plains to Oregon from Iowa in 1870 by train and by stage coach. Mrs. Slack was born Jan. 20, 1845 in Ohio and at the age of six, she moved to Iowa where she grew to womanhood. She was married to F. Slack in 1870, the year they came west. Mrs. Slack is survived by three sons, Burr, Dennis and George, of Summerville; three daughters, Allie Slack, Mrs. Della Walker and Mrs. Emma Burnaugh, three grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Pierson of Iowa, Mrs. Saphronia Winchell, of Nebraska, and one brother, J. B. Nables [Nobles], of Washington. Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Summerville chapel with burial, in charge of the Snodgrass and Zimmerman mortuary, to take place in the Summerville cemetery. La Grande Evening Observer Wednesday December 4, 1929 Front...

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Slack, Effie Mrs. – Obituary

Effie Slack Dies At Summerville Mrs. Effie Slack, 1306 Fourth street, died Sunday morning in her son’s home in Summerville. She was 69 years old. She had been ill for a long time. Mrs. Slack had lived in Union county all of her life. She was a member of the First Methodist Church and a 50-year member of the Rebecca lodge. Funeral services will be held for her at the Summerville chapel on next Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Robinson will officiate. Mrs. Slack will be buried in the Summerville cemetery next to her husband who died in 1940. Mrs. Slack is survived by one son, Lyle, and two daughters, Mrs. Bernice Billerbeck, Summerville; and Mrs. Vadis Kirby, Prineville. She has one brother, Ira Hobson, Mill Valley, Cal. Her five sisters are Mrs. Margaret Golden, Portland, Mrs. Hattie Wise, La Grande; Mrs. Mary Hurley, Baker; Mrs. Ardra Behrens and Mrs. Ruth Rollins both of Summerville. La Grande Evening Observer Monday, September 24, 1951 Front...

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Slack, Emra – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Emra Slack, 18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Burr Slack, of Summerville, died at the Grande Ronde hospital at 4 o’clock this morning. He was brought to La Grande suffering from pneumonia, an aftermath of influenza, a week ago Monday. The decedent’s father, who with the mother and several brothers and sisters, left the hospital the day Emra was taken there for treatment. The elder man also had been ill of pneumonia, but recovered after hope for his life had about been abandoned. La Grande Evening Observer Tuesday, March 16, 1926 Page...

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Slack, Finanders – Obituary

Summerville, Union County, Oregon Pioneer Of Valley Dies Finanders Slack Passes On at Summerville at Ripe Old Age; Many Mourn His Death. Finanders Slack, pioneer of the Grande Ronde valley, died at his home at Summerville late yesterday at the age of 78 years and 27 days at the termination of a brief illness. Countless friends mourn the passing on of Mr. Slack, who has resided in the Grande Ronde valley since 1865. The deceased was a pioneer stage driver from Walla Walla to Summerville and was mail carrier from Summerville to La Grande for several years. He married Miss Clarissa Noble of Iowa in the year of 1870 and to this union was born eleven children, of whom six survive. Mrs. Clarissa Slack of Summerville, his wife, B. E. Slack, E. D. Slack, Mrs. Emma Hug, George Slack, Mrs. Della Walker, and Miss Allie, his children, all of Summerville and a brother, James Slack, of Elgin survive him. All were present at the last hours of his illness. The funeral services will be held at the chapel at the Summerville cemetery on Wednesday, November 22, at two o’clock in the afternoon with Snodgrass and Zimmerman Undertaking Parlors in charge. La Grande Evening Observer Tuesday, November 21, 1922 Page...

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Slack, George – Obituary

Funeral services for George H. Slack, 74, who died yesterday in a local hospital, will be held in the Summerville chapel tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Gene Robinson will officiate and burial will be in Summerville cemetery. Snodgrass Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Slack, a retired farmer, had been ill for some time. He was a lifetime resident of Union county having been born at Summerville on Aug. 30, 1878. Survivors include his sister, Allie Slack, of La Grande; two nieces, Mrs. Bernice Billerbeck of Summerville and Mrs. Spadis Kirby of Prineville. A nephew, Lyle Slack, lives at Summerville. Two great nephews and other relatives also survive. Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, August 17,...

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