Born in Goliad county, Texas to Basil Peterson Slaughter and Josephine Vanonia ( williams) Slaughter on 15 Jul 1895. In the year of 1888 he married Mary Leola "Lizzie" Phillips in her parents home of Lavaca county, Texas. They moved to the Goliad area working with relatives and then moved to San Antonio in early-mid 1920's. He was a fireman for the City of San Antonio. Their children: Mary Minerva "Menervia" Slaughter(Weatheton) 1918 – 1999 Bazil Herman Slaughter 1920 – 2009 Beatrice Slaughter 1922 – Emma Josephine Slaughter 1923 – 1995 Lillie Leona Slaughter 1934 – Horace Oscar Slaughter Jr 1939 –
Shortly after celebrating his 68th birthday, he went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, 25 Jul, 1963.