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Living [Parents].

Other marriages:
Living

She had the following children.

  F i Living.

Benjamin Franklin SLATER [Parents] 1, 2 was born 1 on 19 Dec 1825 3 in Sangamon, Illinois 3. He died on 17 Feb 1897 3. Benjamin married Louisa Joanna DART 3 on 28 Jan 1852 3 in La Salle Co., Illinois 3.

   Benjamin and Louisa were married by E. N. Jencks, Minister of the Gospel.
   Around 1877:  resided at Farm Ridge, Illinois [Baldwin, "History of La Salle Co., Illinois," p. 290].
   Moved his family from La Salle Co., Illinois to the Arkansas River Valley in Eastern Colorado in 1881.  After his wife died in Colorado, he returned to Illinois. (Newspaper article on son Bert)

Louisa Joanna DART [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 27 Jan 1832 1 in Middletown Township, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania 1. She died on 19 Jan 1891 1 in Arkansas River Valley, Eastern Colorado 1, 3. Louisa married Benjamin Franklin SLATER 2, 4 on 28 Jan 1852 1 in La Salle Co., Illinois 1.

They had the following children.

  M i
Elwin Merril SLATER 1, 2 was born 1 in Apr 1856 2 in Illinois 2. He died on 8 Oct 1903 2, 3 in Pueblo, Colorado 2, 3.

The following is from the State of Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial:
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Officers Martz and Slater responded to a disturbance at the Palace Drug Store on October 7, 1903. Dr. C. O. Rice was intoxicated and threatening people with a .45 revolver. Martz entered the store and tried to talk to Dr. Rice, but as he stepped forward, Rice shot him in the neck. Slater then entered the drug store and tried to draw his weapon, accidentally discharging it and shooting himself in the leg. Martz died immediately following the incident, and Slater died a day later from his wound.
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  F ii
Lillian Rosaline SLATER 1, 2 was born 1 about 1859 in Illinois.
  M iii
Frank Lester SLATER 1, 2 was born 1 about 1864 in Illinois.
  F iv
Ella Bell SLATER 1 was born 1 about 1866 in Illinois.
  F v Carrie Gertrude "Gay" SLATER was born in Jan 1872. She died on 29 Jul 1913.
  F vi
Mary Greta SLATER 1 was born on 17 Jun 1874 1. She died on 6 Sep 1874 1.
  M vii
Adelbert Anson "Bert" SLATER [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born in 1876 3 in La Salle Co., Illinois 3. He died in 1957 3, 4. He was buried in Pioneer Cemetery, Payson, Gila Co., Arizona 4.

James Harvey TROTTER [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born 1 on 5 Jul 1859 2 in Harrison Co., Missouri 2. He died on 16 Aug 1924 3, 4, 5 in Pueblo, Pueblo Co., Colorado 5. He was buried in Canon City, Fremont Co., Colorado 6. James married 1, 3 Ida Mae CHEESE about 1882.

    James H. Trotter was born in Missouri in July, 1859, and was the third child of Daniel Trotter and Nancy Correy Trotter.  James' mother died when he was young, sometime between 1862 and 1867.  In 1870 James is 11 years old and living in Union Township, Harrison County, Missouri with his two sisters, a brother, and a half brother born after his father remarried to Mary (last name unknown).
    James ventured out west as a young man and in 1880 at the age of 20 he was working as a miner in Ogden, Utah.  Soon James met Ida Cheese and they married around 1882.  James and Ida stayed in Utah until at least May, 1883 when their first child, Mabel, was born.  However, they would soon make a number of moves, first heading back east to Missouri where in December, 1886 their second child, Charles, was born.  By July, 1888, the family had made their way back west to Colorado when their third child, Elizabeth or "Lilly" was born.  Finally, in September 1890 their fourth child, James Arthur or "Art" was born in Calhan, Colorado, some 30 miles northeast of Colorado Springs.
    The family would remain in Colorado, and in 1900 they were living in eastern Colorado's Arkansas River Valley in Otero County where James was employed as a stock farmer (this area of Otero County would later become Crowley County).  It is known that James had ranch land just north of Ordway, Colorado.  Some of this land he gave for the Ordway Cemetery [Crowley County History, C.H. & Amy Trotter biography].  The family would eventually move west, going farther upstream the Arkansas River and in 1910 James, age 50 and Ida resided in Freemont County, near (or in the southern part of) Canon City.  At this time, three of their four children had left the house, with the exception of their daughter Lilly.  James is listed as being a farmer.
    James died sometime between 1910 and 1930.  The 1920 census has not been located for the family, and in 1930 his wife Ida is shown to be a widow, living in Colorado Springs.  James is buried in Canon City, Colorado.

Ida Mae CHEESE [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2 was born in Mar 1860 1, 3 in Cook Co., Illinois 1, 3. She died on 11 May 1939 4 in Kansas 4. She was buried in Canon City, Fremont Co., Colorado 4. Ida married 1, 5 James Harvey TROTTER about 1882.

    Ida M. Cheese was born March, 1859 (or 1860) in Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, and was the sixth of eight children born to George and Elizabeth Ehle Cheese.  Her family moved out of the city to the south, where in 1870 eleven year old Ida and the family lived in Du Page Township, Will County, Illinois.
    It is thought that Ida and her family moved to Utah sometime prior to 1882, where Ida met and married James H. Trotter.  While in Utah, Ida and James had their first child Mabel in May, 1883.  Ida and James would move often over the next few years, heading back east to Missouri (where James was from), then heading back west to Colorado.  Ida and James had a total of four children, with the last born in September, 1890.  By 1900 the family was settled in the Arkansas River Valley of eastern Colorado, and in 1910 Ida and James lived in Canon City, Colorado (see James' biography for more details).
    Ida would become a widow in 1924 with the death of James.  For the 1930 census she is 71 years old and residing in a boarding house in Colorado Springs at 208 N Wahsatch Ave.
    Sometime after 1930 Ida moved to Kansas to be with her daughter, Elizabeth "Lillian" Trotter Michel.  She likely moved there due to her failing health, as she died from cancer in her daughter's home on May 11, 1939.  
     Following is a notice of her death published May 12, 1939 in the "Ordway New Era" of Crowley County, Colorado:
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Sand Arroya--Charles Trotter received word of the death of his mother Thursday, at the home of her daughter at Laken, Kans.  Her death was due to cancer.  Mr. Trotter spent a few days with her week before last.  Mr. and Mrs. Trotter left for Kansas, Friday night.  The funderal was held Sunday and the body was taken to Canon City for burial by the side of her husband who preceded her in death several years ago.  Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.
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    A brief notice of her death was also published in the May 11, 1939 "Sugar City Gazette" also of Crowley County, Colorado:
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CHARLIE TROTTER'S MOTHER PASSES AWAY.  Mrs. Ida M. Trotter, mother of Charlie Trotter of Sand Arroya district, passed away at her home in Lakeview, Kansas, last Thursday.  The funeral was hel there Sunday and she was buried in Canon City, Colorado on Monday.
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They had the following children.

  F i
Mabel TROTTER was born 1 in May 1883 in Utah.
  M ii Charles Henry TROTTER was born on 11 Dec 1886. He died in Aug 1969.
  F iii Elizabeth Cora "Lillian" TROTTER was born on 12 Jul 1888. She died on 27 Jul 1969.
  M iv James Arthur "Art" TROTTER was born on 15 Sep 1890. He died on 8 Feb 1952.

John SLATER 1 was born 2 before 1810 in Pennsylvania or Massachusetts 1. He died in 1848 1, 3 in Vermillion Township, La Salle Co., Illinois 1, 3. John married Betsey BINGHAM "Bessie" 1.

Other marriages:
WARNOCK, Mary

An account of John Slater is given in Elmer Baldwin's 1877 publication: "History of La Salle County Illinois," Rand, McNally & Co., Chicago.
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Vermillion Township pp 289-290
John Slater, from Ohio, settled in Sangamon County in 1823, came to Bailey's Grove in 1829; he bought a claim of Tracy, a transient claimant, on S.24, T.32, R.1; in 1833 sold his claim to Nathaniel Eddy, and made a claim on S.19, T.32, R.2, where he lived and raised a large family. He died of cholera in 1848; his first wife died in 1832; his second wife, Mary Warnock, is now living with Alfred.  He left seven children: Henry, married Lydia Galloway, he died of cholera in 1848; Harriet, married Jacob Barr, they live at Lowell; Sally, is single; Olive, married Charles Clark, and lives in Missouri; Jerusha, married J. W. Wells, she is now a widow, lining in Streator; B. F., married Louisa Dart, are now living at Farm Ridge, have six children; Alfred, married Mary Jane Kirkpatrick, and lives at Metropolis, III.
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Betsey "Bessie" BINGHAM [Parents] 1 was born 2 before 1810 in Pennsylvania or Connecticut 1. She died in 1832 1, 3. Bessie married John SLATER 1.

They had the following children.

  M i Benjamin Franklin SLATER was born on 19 Dec 1825. He died on 17 Feb 1897.
  M ii Henry SLATER died in 1848.
  F iii Harriet SLATER.
  F iv
Sally SLATER 1.
  F v Olive SLATER.
  F vi Jerusha SLATER.
  M vii Alfred SLATER.

Selah M. DART [Parents] 1 was born 2 in 1799 1 in Rutland, Rutland Co., Vermont 1. He died on 10 Sep 1844 1 in La Salle Co., Illinois 1. Selah married Joanna Louisa CROSS 1.

Joanna Louisa CROSS 1 was born 2 about 1800 1 in England 1. She died on 12 Jul 1844 1 in La Salle Co., Illinois 1. Joanna married Selah M. DART 1.

Joanna came to America as a small child [Kathleen Davis GEDCOM].
   From her daughter's 1880 census (Louisa Joanna Dart Slater), Joanna's birth location is given as "On Ocean".

They had the following children.

  M i
Samuel William DART 1 was born on 7 Aug 1826 1 in Middletown Township, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania 1.
  F ii
Relefe Gates "Getty" DART 1 was born on 2 Feb 1828 1 in Middletown Township, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania 1. She died on 20 Apr 1872 1 in La Salle Co., Illinois 1.
  M iii
Anson DART 1 was born on 16 Sep 1830 1 in Middletown Township, Susquehanna Co., Pennsylvania 1. He died on 13 Sep 1833 1.
  F iv Louisa Joanna DART was born on 27 Jan 1832. She died on 19 Jan 1891.
  M v
Anson Selah DART 1 was born on 26 Feb 1834 1 in Oneida, New York 1. He died on 3 Apr 1904 1 in Worth, Cook Co., Illinois 1. He was buried in Drummer Township Cemetery, Gibson, Illinois 1.

Unknown COWPER/COOPER 1. Unknown married Nancy UNKNOWN 1.

Nancy UNKNOWN 1 was born 1 about 1790. Nancy married Unknown COWPER/COOPER 1.

Other marriages:
DORSEY, Benjamin
WENTWORTH, Stephen


Benjamin DORSEY 1. Benjamin married Nancy UNKNOWN 1.

Nancy UNKNOWN 1 was born 1 about 1790. Nancy married Benjamin DORSEY 1.

Other marriages:
COWPER/COOPER, Unknown
WENTWORTH, Stephen


Paul WENTWORTH Jr. [Parents] 1 was born 1 about 1758 in Berwick, York Co., Maine. He died 1 on 4 Sep 1833 in Bangor, Penobscot Co., Maine. He was buried 1 in East Knox Cemetery, Waldo Co., Maine. Paul married 1 Mary COFFIN 1 on 4 Feb 1782.

Mary COFFIN 1 was born 1 on 27 Jul 1763 in Conway, Carroll Co., New Hampshire. She died 1 on 22 Sep 1842. She was buried 1 in East Knox Cemetery, Waldo Co., Maine. Mary married 1 Paul WENTWORTH Jr. 1 on 4 Feb 1782.

They had the following children.

  M i Stephen WENTWORTH was born on 1 Apr 1788. He died on 2 Mar 1868.

Paul WENTWORTH Sr. [Parents] 1 was born 1 about 1737 in Berwick, York Co., Maine. He died 1 in 1783 in Berwick, York Co., Maine. Paul married 1 Hannah SMITH 1 about 1760.

Other marriages:
ABBOTT, Patience

Hannah SMITH 1. Hannah married 1 Paul WENTWORTH Sr. 1 about 1760.

They had the following children.

  M i Paul WENTWORTH Jr. was born about 1758. He died on 4 Sep 1833.

Paul WENTWORTH Sr. [Parents] 1 was born 1 about 1737 in Berwick, York Co., Maine. He died 1 in 1783 in Berwick, York Co., Maine. Paul married Patience ABBOTT 1.

Other marriages:
SMITH, Hannah

Patience ABBOTT 1. Patience married Paul WENTWORTH Sr. 1.

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