Herbert Oliver Slade

b. 24 April 1917, d. 16 February 1978
     Herbert Oliver Slade was born on April 24, 1917 in Guilford County, North Carolina.1,2 He was the son of Walter Anderson Slade and Josephine Cobb Drake.3 Herbert enlisted in the US Army on January 14, 1936 at age 18.2,4 Herbert re-enlisted in US Air Force for Hawaiian Department on October 21, 1945 in Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina, at age 28.5
     Herbert married Vera Ruth Free, daughter of James P. Free and Maggie Brady.6 He was living in Oklahoma City at the time of his mother's death in 1950.7 His Social Security Card was issued 1954 in Texas.2 Herbert was discharged on Apr 30, 1956 after 20 years military service.4 He died on February 16, 1978 at age 60.2,4 He was buried in Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, Sullivan County, TennesseeG.1


  1. [S769] Find A Grave website, Herbert O Slade, tombstone, Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, Tennessee.
  2. [S108] Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com, , Herbert Slade, b Apr 24, 1917, d Feb 1978, last residence Kingsport, TN.
  3. [S1046] 1920 US Census of Guiliford County, North Carolina, Jamestown Twp, ED 165, sheet 5-B, lines 77-84, hh 92, fam 92.
  4. [S1064] US Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, Ancestry.com,, Herbert Slade, b Apr 24, 1917, d Feb 16, 1978.
  5. [S910] World War II Army Enlistment Records 1938-1946 on Ancestry,, Herbert O Slade, 06892111,Staff Sgt, US Air Force, Enlisted for Hawaiian Department.
  6. [S769] Find A Grave website, Vera F Slade, tombstone, Oak Hill Memorial Park, Kingsport, Tennessee.
  7. [S96] Obituary, Mrs. W. A. Slade, published Thurs, Oct 19, 1950 in the Greensboro Record (NC).
  8. [S1051] 1930 US Census of Guilford County, North Carolina, Jefferson Twp, ED 41-70, sheet 10-A, lines 29-39, hh 175, fam 176.
  9. [S1066] 1940 US Census of Puerto Rico , ED 5-13, sh 2-A, line 47, Herbert O Slade, pvt US Army.