John Alexander Slater

M, #2641, b. 28 August 1886, d. 22 March 1941
     John Alexander Slater was born on 28 August 1886 at 274 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2,3 He was the son of John Bruce Sclater and Ann Mair. His family was known by the tee-name of "Hasser".
He was listed as head of household's son in the 1901 census at 274 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland. Those recorded in the household were: John Bruce Slater, head; Ann Mair Slater, wife; Maggie Wood Slater, daughter; Hellen Ann Slater, daughter; James Slater, son; John A Slater, son; Mary Mair Slater, daughter; Wm Slater, son; Ethel Slater, daughter.4
John Alexander Slater was a fisherman. He married Margaret Wood at The Gordon Arms Hotel, High Street, Elgin, Elgin, Scotland, on 10 December 1915.3
The Buckie and District Directory for 1925 shows that John Alexander Slater lived at 8 Station Road, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.5 He was the informant for, and present at, Ann Slater's death at 19 Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 12 May 1928.6,2 He was the informant for, and present at, John Bruce Sclater's death at 19 Church Street, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland, on 13 April 1931.7 John died on 22 March 1941 at sea, outside Portknockie Harbour, Banffshire, Scotland, at age 54. He perished with the Portknockie seine-net motor fishing boat 'Sickle' BF 353 that was struck broadside by a large wave and capsized close to the outer harbour mouth at Portknockie. Three of the four crew drowned. They were John Alexander Slater (skipper), his son John Bruce Slater and his brother William Slater (engineer). The sole survivor was deckhand and part-owner Alexander Mair.8,1,9 He was buried after 22 March 1941 at Hillhead Cemetery, Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1

Children of John Alexander Slater and Margaret Wood

Citations

  1. [S1960] John Alexander Slater, Gravestone inscription data, "NM174952, John A Slater, c. 1887 to 22 MAR 1941. Occupation : Fisherman. Date of Birth : c. 1887. Spouse's Name : Margaret Wood. Headstone Ref : H188. Date of Death : 22 MAR 1941. Place of Death : At sea."
  2. [S1054] Dr Guy D Sutherland-Barnicoat, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Dr Guy Barnicoat of Commerce Township, Michigan, USA.
  3. [S772] Robert Mair, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Robert Mair of Durham, England.
  4. [S5956] 1901, Scottish Census, "John A Slater, son, male, age 14, born in Portknockie, Banffshire, resident at 274 Portknockie."
  5. [S727] Buckie and District Directory, 1925, page 78: PORTKNOCKIE, "Slater, John A., 8 Station Road", page 113: PORTKNOCKIE, STATION ROAD, "8, John Alex. Slater, fisherman."
  6. [S1956] Ann Slater née Mair, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "Ann Slater, Married to John Bruce Slater, Fisherman, died 1928, May Twelfth 3h 0m P.M. at 19 Church Street, Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Female, 79 years. Father: Alexander Mair, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Margaret Mair M.S. Wood (Deceased). Cause of death: Acute Pneumonia, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B., C.M. Informant: John A. Slater, Son (Present), 8 Station Road, Portknockie. Registered: 1928, May 14th at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds, Registrar."
  7. [S1957] John Bruce Slater, Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "John Bruce Slater, Fisherman (Retired), Widower of Ann Mair "Bobbin", died 1931, April Thirteenth 4h 30m P.M. at 19 Church Street, Portknockie, Male, 80 years. Father: James Slater, Tailor (Deceased), Mother: Ann Slater M.S. Sutherland (Deceased). Cause of death: Arterio-Sclerosis, Chronic Eczema, as cert. by T. MacHardy M.B., C.M. Cullen. Informant: John Alex. Slater, Son, 8 Station Road, Portknockie (Present). Registered: 1931, April 14th at Manse of Seafield, John Taulds, Registrar."
  8. [S2018] John Alexander Slater, Statutory Register of Deaths in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "See Reg. of Cor. Ents., Vol. 2, page 36, April 23rd 1941. John Alex Slater, Fisherman (Married to Maggie Wood), died 1941, March Twenty-second, About 4h 45m P.M., Near Harbour Entrance, Portknockie, Usual Residence:- 8 Station Road, Portknockie, Male, 54 years. Father: John Bruce Slater, Fisherman (Deceased), Mother: Ann Slater M.S. Mair (Deceased). Cause of death: (blank) Informant: James W. Slater, son. Registered: 1941, March 24th at Portknockie, William Falconer, Registrar."
  9. [S1332] Mary Laing, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by Mary Laing of Dinnet, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.