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Richard Odeal Slaughter
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Birth: Aug. 15, 1896
Jackson County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 13, 1940
Hot Springs
Garland County
Arkansas, USA

Son of Samuel Slaughter and Birdie Blanch Smith Slaughter.
When he was a young child, he was out playing and got bit by a rattlesnake. He ended up losing most of his left leg. It never deterred him as he held some very physical demanding jobs including work on the road and construction in and around Goliad for the WPA.
Richard married Sept 1921 in Goliad Co., TX to Lula DeWitt Wofford.
Prior to his death, just after his first son died and his last son was born, he loaded his family into a wagon and headed to Arkansas where his sister & her husband lived. When he died of Hogdkins disease, Lula and the kids got the wagon and went back to Texas where she had her husband buried in Glendale Cemetery.
Children: Willard Leo, Gladys Odell, Richard O'deal Jr., Joseph Preston; and, two daughters Hazel Dell and Lovie Jo (still living). 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Slaughter (1874 - 1958)
  Birdia Blanch Smith Slaughter (1879 - 1918)
 
 Spouse:
  Lula DeWitt Wofford Bohanan (1903 - 1986)
 
 Children:
  Willard Leo Slaughter (1923 - 1939)*
  Gladys Odell Slaughter Sheive (1925 - 1991)*
  Richard Odeal Slaughter (1930 - 1973)*
  Joseph Preston Slaughter (1935 - 2006)*
 
 Siblings:
  Richard Odeal Slaughter (1896 - 1940)
  Lois Mae Slaughter Williams (1902 - 1991)*
  Frank L. Slaughter (1905 - 1975)*
  Lottie Viola Slaughter Fortenberry (1908 - 1974)*
  Dorothy Elizabeth Slaughter Sheive (1916 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Glendale Cemetery
Goliad
Goliad County
Texas, USA
Plot: Range C, Blk 4, Lot 1, Site 5
 
Maintained by: CCSN54
Originally Created by: Sue Lilley
Record added: Nov 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 80490101
Richard Odeal Slaughter
Added by: CCSN54
 
Richard Odeal Slaughter
Added by: CCSN54
 
Richard Odeal Slaughter
Added by: Sue Lilley
 
 
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TO MY GRANDFATHER I NEVER KNEW
- CONNIE SLAUGHTER
 Added: Jan. 9, 2015

- Wanda M.
 Added: May. 15, 2013
In our hearts and memories, my grandfather.
- CCSN54
 Added: Sep. 21, 2012
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