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William Riley Slinkard
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Birth: May, 1862
Tennessee, USA
Death: 1907

Brakeman and then engineer for the Southern Pacific Railroad Co., Los Angeles,CA. Lost one arm in railroad accident.

Gunslinger - defended railroad track into Mexico from Southern California. Had 19 bullet wounds, could never remove the one bullet which was lodged by his spine.

Bushwacked & killed in Mexico by banditos dressed as Indians.

Memorial copper plaque in Sonora, Baja California, Mexico.

More on Southern Pacific Railroad Co:
http://www.cprr.org/Museum/SP_1869-1944/ 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Jefferson Slinkard (1831 - 1881)
  Mary A Dougal Slinkard (1837 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Ella Mae Dicken Slinkard (1862 - 1936)
 
 Children:
  Len Slinkard (1888 - 1985)*
  William Jefferson Slinkard (1890 - 1980)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ann M Slinkard (1854 - 1930)*
  Lucile Belle Slinkard Kirkpatrick (1859 - 1944)*
  William Riley Slinkard (1862 - 1907)
  Thomas Jefferson Slinkard (1864 - 1944)*
  Harry Joseph Slinkard (1867 - 1919)*
  Charles Franklin Slinkard (1870 - 1945)*
  Mollie Ida Slinkard (1873 - 1874)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Believed to be buried in Sonora, Mexico
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Susan Barbara
Record added: Mar 08, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86430514
 

 
 
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