William Samuel Slade1

b. 11 June 1878, d. 13 April 1942
     William Samuel Slade was born on June 11, 1878 in Pike County, Georgia.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Jefferson Slade and Nancy J Storey. The unusual spelling of Samiel was in his bible.1
     William married Matti Lou Howell, daughter of Charles L Howell and Bettie Singleton, on April 3, 1906 in Thomaston, Upson County, Georgia.1 He was registered for the military draft in World War I on September 12, 1918 in Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia, At age 40, William was medium heighth and build with gray eyes and dark brown hair. He was the elected Sheriff of Pike County.2 He was manager of a livery stable. He died on April 13, 1942 in Douglas, Coffee County, Georgia, at age 63.1

Census & City Directory Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1880District 581, Pike County, GeorgiaThomas Jefferson Slade3
1900Eppinger District, Pike County, GeorgiaNancy J Storey4
1910Zebulon, Pike County, GeorgiaWilliam Samuel Slade5
1920Zebulon, Pike County, GeorgiaWilliam Samuel Slade6
1930Hazelhurst City, Jeff Davis County, GeorgiaWilliam Samuel Slade7

Children of William Samuel Slade and Matti Lou Howell


  1. [S476] The Bible of William Samiel Slade and Mattilu Howell Slade , Flo Slade O'Brian has original in 2005, JLS has photocopy.
  2. [S862] WW1 Civilian Draft Registration Cards Ancestry.com, William Samuel Slade.
  3. [S190] 1880 US Census Pike County, Georgia, page 5, ED 107, hh 53, fam 53.
  4. [S191] 1900 US Census of Pike County, Georgia, Eplinger District, ED 86, sheet 6-B, line 56-62, hh 107, fam 108.
  5. [S305] 1910 US Census of Pike County, Georgia, ED 111, hh 24.
  6. [S286] 1920 US Census of Pike County, Georgia, ED 162, sh 2 B, hh 38, fam 49.
  7. [S464] 1939 US Census of Jeff Davis County, Georgia, ED 81-1, page 6B, line 96, hh 123, fam 150.
  8. [S286] 1920 US Census of Pike County, Georgia, P 2B hh 38, fam 44.