1885–1959

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Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 2, 1885, Lo­gan Coun­ty, Ar­kan­sas.

Died: Au­gust 22, 1959, Crys­tal Springs, Ar­kan­sas.

Buried: Blue­bon­net Hills Me­mo­ri­al Park, Col­ley­ville, Tex­as.

Biography

William was the son of Will­iam Da­vid Slat­er and Mel­vi­na Eliz­a­beth Will­iams, and hus­band of Net­tie M. Wash­ing­ton (mar­ried 1910).

When he was five years old, his fa­mi­ly moved to near Sal­li­saw, Ok­la­ho­ma.

In 1915, he be­gan preach­ing at a school house named Shi­loh in east­ern Ok­la­ho­ma.

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