Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Edward Slackford, 1823-1875

This flat tombstone, which honors the memory of Edward Slackford, is found in Block 55 of Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. According to Church of England records, found at Family Search, Edward Slackford was born on March 22, 1823 to Thomas and Ann (Sinnock) Slackford. He was christened in the Church of England in Playford, Suffolk County, England on April 27, 1823.

In the 1870 U.S. Census for Erie County, Ohio, Edward Slackford and his wife Ann were residing in Sandusky, Ohio. They have a large family in their household:

Edward, age 22
Thomas, age 16
Hattie, age 11
Clara, age 8
George, age 5
Kate, age 3

Edward Slackford, the father, was 47 years old in 1870, and both he and his son named Edward both listed their occupation as sailor. Edward Slackford died on September 2, 1875, and he was buried at Oakland Cemetery on September 5, 1875.

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