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Re: Charles-Ruth tompkins 1858?
Posted by: Michael J. Kirchmeier (ID *****6111) Date: May 20, 2005 at 14:00:57
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Charles Wilbur Slayton
b. 24 Aug 1835 West Potsdam, New York
d. 5 June 1906 Arkansas

married (Ohio or more likely Wisconsin)
Ruth Tompkins
b. 30 May 1838 Ashtabula, Ohio

6 Known Children:

Charles Ernst 29 Sept 1863 da. 13 July 1879 Berlin Wisc.
Lena B. 18 Sep 1867
Harry 24 Mar 1871
Daisey 6 Aug 1875
Earl 1 Jan 1878
Gertie 23 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 manufacturing medicinal 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.

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