Walter is the son of John & Josephine Slingerland. He was born in Clyde Township in November 1874. In May 1897 he married Alice Belle Huff in Evart, Osceola, Michigan. In 1910 he is the father of one son, Giles DeWitt, and is a farmer in Port Huron. His father & father-in-law are both living with him and Alice in 1910. In 1920 Walter & his family are living in San Pedro, California and he is the owner of a soft drink business. Alice is the manager in a department store.
In 1930 Walter & Alice are back in Michigan, living in Wales, Township. He is once again farming for a living. He died in October 1938, at the age of 63 from Hypertension & Chronic Myocarditis. Three days later he is buried in the Kinney Cemetery.
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