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Willis Slaten (died in Portales NM)
Posted by: Kathy L. Rhodes Date: September 24, 2000 at 07:49:09
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Looking for info on Willis Slaten/Slaton:

Born: 7 Feb 1877
Died: Apr 1969 Portales, Roosevelt Co, NM

Parents: (not proven)
Father: William G. Slaton (b 04 Apr 1848 TN)
Mother: Elizabeth (Evans?) (b 1846 TN?)

Known Facts about Willis Slaten/Slaton:
Owned the following store:

Slaten Coal & Seed Co.
105 East Commercial St.
Portales, New Mexico

He was 79 years of age in 1956 when he wrote a letter to Addie May Craft Slaten/Slaton, (the wife of Willis' cousin, Noel Henry Slaten/Slaton). This letter indicates that he had at least 5 children:

One son who owned property in Denver, Co and Casper WY (owned a wholesale store in Casper);

One daughter who moved from Portales NM to Kansas City, KA who married a Dentist;

One daughter who remained in Portales NM who either owned or worked in a "children's ready to wear" store there;

Two sons who remained in Portales NM; one of which owned/ran a Conoco Station and one which owned/ran a Goodyear Store.

If any of this sounds even vaguely familiar please email me as I have lots of other family information which I would love to share!





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