Spurgeon Drake Slade1

b. 4 March 1919, d. 25 January 1994
     Spurgeon Drake Slade was born on March 4, 1919 in Guilford County, North Carolina.2,3 He was the son of Walter Anderson Slade and Josephine Cobb Drake.2
     Spurgeon married first Ruth Jan Squire, daughter of Alfred Edward Squire and Mattie Storms, on February 22, 1949 in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina.1 He and Ruth Jan Squire were divorced in 1953 in Brevard County, Florida.4
     Spurgeon married second Joyce Marie Crouch, daughter of Carl J. Crouch and Kate Clara Phillips.5 He died on January 25, 1994 in Roanoke Rapids, Halifax County, North Carolina, at age 74.3

Census & City Directory Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1920Jamestown Twp, Guilford County, North CarolinaWalter Anderson Slade2
1930Jefferson Twp, Guilford County, North CarolinaWalter Anderson Slade6
1940Norfolk City, Virginia, at Naval BaseSpurgeon Drake Slade7

Child of Spurgeon Drake Slade and Ruth Jan Squire

  • Dixie Slade 8

Children of Spurgeon Drake Slade and Joyce Marie Crouch


  1. [S1071] North Carolina Marriage Records, 1741-2011, Ancestry.com,, 1949 Pasquotank, Spurgeon Drake Slade & Ruth Van Tassell, d/o Mattie Storms & Alfred Edward Squire.
  2. [S1046] 1920 US Census of Guiliford County, North Carolina, Jamestown Twp, ED 165, sheet 5-B, lines 77-84, hh 92, fam 92.
  3. [S108] Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com, , Spurgeon D. Slade.
  4. [S1038] Florida Divorce Index, 1927-2001, Ancestry.com,, 1953 Brevard, Ruth & Spurgeon D Slade, bk 632, #10427.
  5. [S1062] Social Security Application & Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com,, Joyce Crouch Slade, b Aug 29, 1930, Oklahoma d Oct 3, 2000.
  6. [S1051] 1930 US Census of Guilford County, North Carolina, Jefferson Twp, ED 41-70, sheet 10-A, lines 29-39, hh 175, fam 176.
  7. [S1060] 1940 US Census of Norfolk County, Virginia, ED 114-122, sh 50-B, line 71, Seaman at Naval Base.
  8. [S96] Obituary, Robert Eugene Slade, published in Tallahassee Democrat (FL), on Aug 7, 2002.