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Tuesday 12 March 2013

Samuel Joseph Slator of Killarney - Boot Trade

Taphophilia is a passion for and enjoyment of cemeteries.

Monument to Samuel Joseph Slator, All Saints Cemetery, Maidenhead, Berkshire.

"In loving memory of Samuel Joseph Slator who fell asleep Decr 21st 1913 agerd 21 years.  Till the morning breaks."

Samuel Jospeh Slator was born in Killarney in Ireland in 1891 to William Henry Slator, a carpenter, and his wife Margaret Jane Allen.

Samuel first appears on the 1901 England Census living with his parents and siblings, William, Maurice, John Henry and Edwin at 20 Denmark Street in Maidenhead.

In 1911 the family had moved to 98 Cordwallis Road in Maidenhead.  Samuel had at some point entered the boot trade.  Sadly Samuel was to pass away 2 years later in 1913.

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  1. Interesting post ---

    Thanks for sharing on Taphophile Tragics! :)

  2. Hi, was amazed to find this photo whilst googling some family history. Samuel was my great grandfathers (Maurice) brother. Their parents were William Henry and Margaret O'Sullivan.... I would be interested to know where you came across Margarets surname as being Allen? I can tell you that Samuel played football and died after being hit with the ball. At the bottom of the grave it does say something about football however it's wearing away now. Samuels brother Maurice is buried in the same cemetery, grave space no 7 J section C but without a headstone. Maurice died aged 25, 9 years after Samuel from injuries sustained in the war. Thank you for posting this photo.... I shall look for more family through your site :)


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