Sam Houston Slay

Sam Houston Slay

Male 1892 - 1955  (62 years)

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  • Name Sam Houston Slay 
    Born 15 Sep 1892  Navarro County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Buried May 1955  Frost, Navarro County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 19 May 1955  McKinney, Collin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I65076  Slay Family
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2017 

    Father John Richardson Slay, Sr,   b. 13 Dec 1866, Shelby County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1922, Frost, Navarro County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Linnie Mae Weir,   b. 18 May 1870, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1935, Frost, Navarro County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 9 Jan 1888  Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mildred Edith Hammond,   b. 30 Apr 1898,   d. 15 Dec 1981  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 18 Nov 1920  Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anna Mays Slay,   b. 26 Oct 1924, Navarro County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1998  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Aug 2017 
    Family ID F2140  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Sam Houston Slay

  • Notes 
    • LIEUT. SAM H. SLAY
      First Lieut. James F. Slay, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Slay, of Frost, Texas, received his education at Texas University and A. & M. College. At the age of 26 he enlisted to serve his country during her struggle for justice and liberty of all peoples of all countries. Trained at Camp Custer, Michigan, being a member of Company B, 78th Infantry, 14th Division, and at Camp Bowie, Fort Worth, Texas. It was at the latter place that Lieut. Slay received his commission. Did not get across. Received discharge January 29, 1919
      History of Texas World War Heroes
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      Rites Arranged For Sam H. Slay
      Services for Sam H. Slay, 62, brother of four Dallas residents, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Frost, Navarro County, with burial there also.
      He died Tuesday in a McKinney hospital after a long illness.
      A sister, Mrs. Donald S. King, and three brothers, Tom Slay, Jack Slay and Charlie Slay, all of Dallas, survive.
      Slay was born and reared in Frost and had lived in Corsicana 21 years. Before his illness, he made his home in Rhome, Wise County.
      Survivors include three other brothers, John Slay of Fort Worth, Carl Slay of Rhome and Frank Slay of Hillsboro, and two grandsons.

      Dallas Morning News
      Thursday, May 19, 1955
      Section 1, Page 13

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      Services For Sam H Slay Held May 26

      Funeral services for Sam H Slay, 62, Navarro County county native and former banker, were held Thursday at 3 pm from the Methodist Church in Frost. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

      Slay died in the Veterans hospital in McKinney Tuesday following an extended illness.

      A native of Frost and a graduated of Texas A & M college, Slay was a veteran of World War I and was a long-time banker in Corsicana. He was cashier of the Corsicana National Bank for a number of years and also was assistant casher of the First National Bank here.

      Slay was a member of the Christian church.

      Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Donald S King, Dallas; two grandsons, six brothers, Tom, Jack and Charles Slay, all of Dallas; John Slay, Fort Worth; Carl Slay, Rhome; and Frank Slay, Hillsboro, and other relatives.

      McCormick Funeral Service directed.

      Wise County Messenger
      Thursday, May 26, 1955
      Page 4