SLATTER CEMETERY

Rains County, Cemeteries of Texas

By Margaret Mitchell-Chamness   

Photos by Elaine Nall Bay

At one time the family put up the small stones with just single names on them and nine without names. People are buried at each of these markers and the ones with single names is all, they knew of the name of the person who was buried there. They knew these were people buried there but because no record was kept,  some of the older folks put these there so other generations would at least have some idea who was there. As years past, know one seems to know anymore than what is on the stones.

If anyone has any questions about these if they will contact me I will get with the family and do some more research and see what I can come up with. What I have given you is what is actually on the stone. I have access to the names for some of the ones with initials and am still researching the ones that I am not sure of. You can list my e-mail address if anyone wants to e-mail me.

Turner Boy (unmarked grave)   Mrs. Meadie Turnerís little two-year-old boy was buried at the Slatter graveyard last Wednesday.  He had been puny for two weeks, but nothing serious was thought until Tuesday, they carried him to the doctor.  The little fellow died in the doctorís office about 30 minutes after they got to Yantis.  We sympathize with the bereaved family.  ("Goodhope Gleaning", Rains Co. Leader, March 7, 1913)

March 21, 1913
Mrs. Meadie Turner's little two-year-old boy was buried at the Slatter graveyard last Wednesday. He had been puny for two weeks, but nothing serious was thought until Tuesday. They carried him to the doctor. The little fellow died in the doctorís office about 30 minutes after they got to Yantis. We sympathize with the bereaved parents. Rains Co. Leader, Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay
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Mahan, Girl (unmarked grave)  Rains Co. Leader, Submitted by Elaine Nall Bay   July 18, 1913
Mrs. Parilee Mahan's little 8-year-old daughter died Tuesday, after typhoid fever and whooping cough. Her remains were interred in the Slatter graveyard. The Leader sympathizes with the bereaved mother.

COOK

LEWIS (Slave of L.F.W. Slatter) Source: Mattie Slatter Chamness

VICK

SHELTON

SANDERSON

LUTHER SELLS  TEXAS  PVT 45 CO 165 DEPOT BRIG   WORLD WAR I  11-14-1897 1-27-1969

J.T. SELLS

LILLIE MAE SELLS   1891-1971

WILLIAM A. COX    CO K   40 GA INF    GSA

MCELROY

H.G. SLATTER   1-22-1881 1-7-1905   He was a kind and loving son and affectionate brother  Erected by T.R. W.J. and RD. Slatter

NANCY MCLEMORE  4-25-1859 4-27-1937

D.A. BRIDGES 1-14-186 11-1-1907Stop friends as you pass by as you are now so once was I as I am now you soon will be prepare for death and follow me

BRIDGES

BRIDGES

SLATTER

SLATTER

SLATTER

CAPSHAW  unmarked????? or the unknown Capshaw

Rains Co. Leader
July 28, 1911
Mr. Russ Capshaw's little baby died last Saturday morning at 7 o'clock and was buried Saturday evening at Slatter graveyard. Had stomach trouble and pneumonia.

INFANT DAUGHTER OF L.F. AND HELEN SLATTER 1-17-1941

BOBBY NELL SLATTER 5-16-1933   Infant daughter of T.R. and Annie Slatter)

THOMAS R. SLATTER  7-21-1871 4-8-1938

E.L. SLATTER Wife of T.R.Slatter  8-1-1881 5-6-1913 The loss we deeply feel

B.A. SLATTER  Son of T.R. and E.L. Slatter 4-1-1900 7-8-1900 Asleep in Jesus

M.M. SLATTER     Daughter of T.R. & E.L. SLATTER 9-2-1898 9-9-1898

L.F.W. SLATTER  Was born in the year of our Lord 8-17-1846 and died in the year of our Lord 2-6-1884

BETTY SLATTER  TALLEY  DIED 11-4-1920   (Wife of L.F.W.)

SLATTER

SELLS

SELLS

SELLS

SELLS

HOLLAND

HOLLAND

WORTHINGTON (Infant)

HOLLAND

SELLS

RICHARDS

RICHARDS

RICHARDS

RICHARD

SLATTER

MCBRIDE

BABY DAUGHTER SLATTER 1884-1884

WESLEY SLATTER      1888-1888

MARY F. SLATTER      4-27-1856 10-19-1924

S.P. "BUD" SLATTER       8-1856 1-10-1925

GEORGE T. SLATTER   10-3-1891 8-27-1924

C.R. "JACK" SLATTER      1915-1954     

SLATTER (DOUBLE MARKER)

FRED 10-3-1893 7-20-1978      EDITH 3-20-1897 12-28-1986

SLATTER (DOUBLE MARKER)  DEC. 10-1949 (Marriage Date) PEGGY S. 8-13-1930         

SLATTER  M.P. (BUCK) 4-11-1920 3-27-1997     MOTHER IN LOVING MEMORY FATHER

A.E. DITTMANN   9-24-1880 12-16-1915

JAMES MONROE DITTMANN      11-2-1913 8-12-1980           Loved by all

DITTMAN, SALLY A.       MAR. 8 1918     REST IN PEACE

THOMASENE PAYNE             7-2-1936 8-30-1987

WM. DEXTER KING            5-15-1946 1-26-2000      LOVING HUSBAND AND FATHER h/o Jaxie Slatter & son-in-law of Buck & Peggy Slatter

JAMES

FREEMAN

ODESDER YANDEL 10-8-1908 2-8-1911

CLARENCE EVANT YANDEL 2-20-1910 5-2-1911     (Can’t read inscription)

JOSEPHINE 2-2-1911 2-13-1911    DAUGHTER OF R.F. AND A.L. FREEMAN   Can’t read inscription)

ROBERTSON, Wm Dean "Deano"   Sep 25 1858 died Sep 24 2001

There are at least nine graves with a small stone and no name.