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Nannie Elizabeth Bell Slater
Birth: Jun. 8, 1863
Shelbyville
Shelby County
Missouri, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1939
Alba
Wood County
Texas, USA

Nannie Elizabeth Bell was born in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri on June 8, 1863 to
Samuel G. Bell, 1826 - Virginia, and Mary Johnson Bell, 1842 - West Virginia. She was the second child and eldest daughter in a group of five siblings. Names and birth order are:

1. William Henry Bell, b: February 2, 1861 in Missouri
2. (Nannie Elizabeth Bell, b: June 1863 in Shelbyville, Shelby County, Missouri)
3. Ella M. Bell, b: 1865 in Missouri
4. James Lucien Bell, b: Feb 1867 in Adair County, Missouri
5. Lydia J. Bell, b: 1872 in Adair County, Missouri

Mary Johnson Bell died in about 1875 or 1876 and the responsibility of housekeeping fell to eldest daughter, Nannie Elizabeth.
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Nannie and Daniel Boone Slater, 1854 to 1924, of Ray County, Missouri were married in Missouri in 1884 at a Quaker Meeting House. Daniel was a coal miner and a farmer. They migrated from Missouri - first to Iowa, then to East Texas and then further westward, settling in Eastland County and finally Nolan County, Texas. They reared seven children to adulthood. Their names and birth order are:

1. George M. Slater, b:Jul 15,1886, Missouri d:Oct 4,1918, Texas
2. Thomas Earnest "Tom" Slater, b:Feb 19,1888, Iowa d:Mar 9,1963, Texas
3. Mary Caroline "Callie" Slater Chaney, b:Dec 20,1889, Texas d:Aug 12,1962, Texas
4. James Austin "Jim" Slater, b:Oct 5,1891, Texas d:Feb 28,1962, Texas
5. William Vining Boone "Bill" Slater, b:May 20,1893, Texas d:Jun 6,1966, Texas
6. Susan M. "Susie" Slater, b:Jan 31,1896, Texas d:Jun 24,1962, Texas
7. Benjamin Vachel Slater, b:Aug 12,1905, Texas d:Mar,1981, Texas

Following the death of her husband, Daniel Boone Slater, on June 28, 1924, Nannie Bell focused her attention on two grandchildren, G.V. and Willene Slater, who lived nearby; but, when her health began to decline, Nannie agreed to move back to Wood County in east Texas to live with her daughter Callie Chaney and Callie's family. She resided in Alba with her children until her death on August 27, 1939 from complications of diabetes (specifically, gangrene). She was buried at the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Alba, Wood County, Texas on August 28, l939, some fifteen years after her beloved Daniel was laid to rest in Sweetwater Cemetery, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas.


Sources:
Title: United States Federal Census, 1870
Adair County, Missouri
Title: United States Federal Census, 1880
Adair County, Missouri
Title: United States Federal Census, 1900
McCulloch County, Texas
Title: United States Federal Census, 1910
Eastland County, Texas
Title: United States Federal Census, 1920
Eastland County, Texas
Source: State of Texas Vital Statistics,
Certificates of Death
Source: State of Texas Vital Statistics,
Marriage and Birth Records
Source: Cemetery Records
Source Medium: Ancestry.com
Source: Family Letters, Photos and Journals
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel George Bell (1827 - ____)
  Mary Johnson Bell (1842 - 1875)
 
 Spouse:
  Daniel Boone Slater (1854 - 1924)
 
 Children:
  George M. Slater (1886 - 1918)*
  Thomas Earnest Slater (1888 - 1963)*
  Mary Caroline Slater Chaney (1889 - 1962)*
  James Austin Slater (1891 - 1962)*
  William Vining Boone Slater (1893 - 1966)*
  Susan M. Slater Wilderspin (1896 - 1962)*
  Benjamin Vachel Slater (1905 - 1981)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Bell (1861 - 1948)*
  Nannie Elizabeth Bell Slater (1863 - 1939)
  James Lucien Bell (1867 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Alba
Wood County
Texas, USA
 
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Record added: May 24, 2009
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to a great grandmother i never knew. thank you
- larry
 Added: Sep. 26, 2012

- Love, Janice
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