Melissa Helen Slater

Female 1832 - 1891  (58 years)


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  • Name Melissa Helen Slater 
    Born 16 Dec 1832  Richland, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Apr 1891 
    Age 58 years 
    Buried Richland Cemetery, Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I70892  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 

    Father Brayton Slater,   b. 12 Jun 1807, Foster, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1888  (Age 81 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Philena Westcott,   b. 1 Jan 1811, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1890  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 12 Jan 1832 
    Family ID F30826  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Father Brayton Slater 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F30806  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ancestors Charles Edward Russell,   b. 13 Dec 1829, Herkimer County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1903  (Age 73 years) 
    Other Partners: Lucinda Ann Slater  m. Aft 1891 
    Married 4 Oct 1851 
    Children 
    Married: 1x1. Henrietta Russell,   b. 15 Oct 1852,   d. 27 Jun 1933  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
    Hollister Wallace  m. Abt Feb 1871
     2. Susan Almira Russell,   b. 2 Feb 1864,   d. 7 Jan 1866  (Age 1 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 18 May 2020 
    Family ID F30805  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Melissa H. Slater - December 16, 1832 - April 14, 1891. Daughter of Brayton and Philena Westcott Slater. Wife of Charles E. Russell.

      Newspaper Obituary - Thursday, April 18, 1891 Pulaski Democrat - Pulaski, New York - Died, at her home, near New Haven village, on April 14th, 1891, Mrs. Charles E. Russell, aged 58 years. Melissa H. Slater was born in the town of Richland, December 16, 1832, and was one of a family of nine children. She was a daughter of the late Brayton Slater, formerly of South Richland. The subject of this sketch was married to the now bereaved husband, Charles E. Russell, in 1851, and removed to this town about seven years ago. Of this marriage only a daughter, Mrs. Hollister Wallace, of a family of three children, survive. About one year ago an article was published in the Democrat relative to five generations in one family, of whom the deceased was 2d. Within six months three out of the five generations have died, to wit: Old Mrs. Slater, next the baby of Mrs. Calkins and now Mrs. Russell. Mrs. Russell was a member of three prominent organizations to wit: Good Templars, Women's Relief Corps and the W. C. T. U., all of which were represented at the funeral. A very affecting sermon was given at the house by the pastor, Rev. C. H. Walton, and appropriate music by the choir of the M. E. church, of which the deceased was a member. The interment was at Sand Hill and eight loaded wagons were necessary to take all the friends to the cemetery. The Good Templars took charge of the services at the grave which were very impressive. The deceased sister will be greatly missed in the community and the three organizations above named, but most of all by the daughter and the lonely husband, who has been her companion for over thirty-nine years. Com. Demster, April 18, 1891.