The Shemwell Family

Herman Leon SlaughterAge: 82 years19141997

Herman Leon Slaughter
Given names
Herman Leon
Birth December 10, 1914 22 18
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 12 months)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Birth of a sisterRuby Lee Slaughter
September 2, 1917 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 2 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 3 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Birth of a sisterMary Louise Slaughter
1920 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a brotherPhilip Slaughter
November 13, 1921 (Age 6 years)
Death of a sisterMary Louise Slaughter
1923 (Age 8 years)
Birth of a brotherHoward Leonard Slaughter
August 1, 1924 (Age 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherLeonard B Parchman
March 18, 1926 (Age 11 years)
Birth of a sisterNora Geneva Slaughter
April 17, 1927 (Age 12 years)
Death of a sisterNora Geneva Slaughter
October 19, 1928 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 14 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Census April 1, 1930 (Age 15 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherLenora N “Nora” Seay
June 14, 1930 (Age 15 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherSarah Margaret McMillan
February 3, 1934 (Age 19 years)
Birth of a son
#1Herman Leon Slaughter Jr
November 12, 1935 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherWilliam Howard Slaughter
December 27, 1937 (Age 23 years)
Census April 3, 1940 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 26 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Death of a fatherDuncan Eve “Bud” Slaughter
March 2, 1946 (Age 31 years)
Cause: Suicide- shot himself in the head
Note: Looks like he shot his wife Willie in the abdomen (she died a few days later) then committed suicide.
Death of a motherWillie Lee Parchman
March 4, 1946 (Age 31 years)
Cause: Gunshot Wound to the Abdomen
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 35 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 31 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death of a sisterRuby Lee Slaughter
May 25, 1993 (Age 78 years)
Death of a wifeFreda Eileen Hollingsworth
June 6, 1993 (Age 78 years)
Death June 18, 1997 (Age 82 years)

Cemetery: Richlawn Cemetery
Last change December 1, 202115:54:19

by: Barry Shemwell
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Marriage: July 14, 1914Houston, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Ruby Lee Slaughter
Birth: September 2, 1917 24 21Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: May 25, 1993Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States
3 years
younger sister
Mary Louise Slaughter
Birth: 1920 27 24Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: 1923Houston, Tennessee, United States
22 months
younger brother
Philip Slaughter
Birth: November 13, 1921 29 25Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: July 27, 2014Winchester, Franklin, Tennessee, United States
-7 years
10 years
younger brother
Howard Leonard Slaughter
Birth: August 1, 1924 31 28Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 18, 2008Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
3 years
younger sister
Nora Geneva Slaughter
Birth: April 17, 1927 34 31Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: October 19, 1928Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Family with Freda Eileen Hollingsworth - View this family
Freda Eileen Hollingsworth
Birth: June 21, 1916Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: June 6, 1993Dickson, Tennessee, United States
Herman Leon Slaughter Jr
Birth: November 12, 1935 20 19Erin, Houston, Tennessee, United States
Death: November 16, 2013Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

Herman Leon Slaughter has 8 first cousins recorded

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Duncan E. Slaughter - Household

Dist. 4 Arlington, Houston Tn.

Duncan SlaughterheadMW37S20TNTNTNLaborerBrick Yard
Willie SlaughterwifeFW34S17TNTNTN
Leon SlaughtersonMW15S-TNTNTN
Ruby SlaughterdaughterFW12S-TNTNTN
Philip SlaughtersonMW8S-TNTNTN
Howard SlaughtersonMW5S-TNTNTN

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Herman Leon Slaughter - Household

Houston, Tennessee

Slaughter, Herman LheadMW25MTNSame PlaceCookRestaurant
Slaughter, FredawifeFW23MTNSame Place
Slaughter, Herman L JrsonMW4MTN