Re: Charles-Ruth tompkins 1858?
Charles Wilbur Slayton
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b. 24 Aug 1835 West Potsdam, New York
d. 5 June 1906 Arkansas
married (Ohio or more likely Wisconsin)
b. 30 May 1838Ashtabula, Ohio
6 Known Children:
Charles Ernst 29 Sept 1863da. 13 July 1879 Berlin Wisc.
Lena B. 18 Sep 1867
Harry24 Mar 1871
Daisey6 Aug 1875
Earl1 Jan 1878
Gertie23 July 1879
While in Wisconsin: He also taught school, Manufactured furniture, and organized the Berlin (Wisconsin) Coffin and Casket Company.
Came to Minnesota abt 1880.
Town of Slayton, Murray County, Minnesota named for Charles W. Slayton.He was a General Agent for the St. Paul and Sioux City Railroad.
Left Minnesota for Arizona where he lost his fortune in mining operations.His last business was manufacturingmedicinal remedies under the name of "Family Medicine Company".
Went to Arkansas for health reasons and died there before he found relief for his ailments.
His oldest daughter married E. S. Humble. Lived in Dundee, MN until 1904.Had a daughter named Edith born in 1889. Edith possiblymarried a Zimmerman.
One of his son's possibly Harry committed suicide in November of 1901.After burning a few letters put a revolver to his temple and ended his misery.