Alice L. Slater

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Submitted by Connie Essig 


Alice L. (Thurston) Slater, daughter of Daniel S. and Clarinda Thurston, both deceased, was born in Penn township, Stark county, Illinois, on March 8, 1874, and died Sunday, Feb. 3, 1935.

Alice grew to young womanhood at the home of her parents and acquired a common school education, always enjoying the companionship of her friends and was appreciated by them.

On confession of faith she became a member of the Pleasant Valley Methodist Protestant church on Jan. 12, 1894, during the pastorate of Rev. A. H. Widney.

On Oct. 16, 1895, she was united in marriage to Wm. M. Slater by Rev. A. H. Widney. To this union were born two daughters, Reva and Helen and a son Ralph, all of whom survive.

At the mid-day of her life she was greatly afflicted and became a patient in the state hospital at East Moline, never recovering from her affliction. Surviving her are her two daughters, Mrs. Calvin Hall of Neponset and Mrs. Roy Cooper of Buda; and one son, Ralph Slater, who is a patient in the Methodist hospital, Peoria; and one grandson, Wayne Slater; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Parker of Beamont, Calif., Mrs. E. B. Sims of Western, Nebr., Mrs. Anna Leadley of Bradford, Ill., and Mrs. R. H. Mannon of Kewanee, Ill., and two brothers, Clyde and Harry Thurston of Wyoming, Ill. Her husband passed away several years ago.

Memorial services were conducted at the old home at C. G. Thurston’s Tuesday, Feb. 5, 1935, at two o’clock in the afternoon. Rev. Everett Wall, pastor of the Osceola church, was in charge. Interment was in the Osceola Grove cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Ross Steward sang “Save by Grace” and “The Lights of Home,” with Mrs. Mabel Collins as accompanist. Pall Bearers were: C. A. Rogers, Fred DeBoer, Claire Leadley, R. C. Jackson, Russell Leadley and Elmer Rewerts.


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