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Family Tree of Don Slack and Maryetta Fowler Slack

Updated November 6, 2011

Donald B & Maryetta Fowler Slack

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William and Mary Ann Chittum Slack moved from Virginia to Missouri sometime before the Civil War. They are great great grandparents of Don Slack. Mary Ann had five brothers that served in the Confederate Army. I am trying to find out who William's parents and siblings were. Bradley, Edmisson, Deacon Hill and Boone family information is also needed.

On my mother's side of the family Evans, Strickland, Smith, Null, Lawler and Arnold information is needed. Henry Foster and Lavina A. Null Evans are Don's great great grandparents. Henry Foster and his brother Richard served in the Union Army.

I have received much new information during the last two years from contacts on the Internet from new "long lost cousins"! Many thanks to all that contibuted those pieces of the puzzle.

Family Photos

  • Tom Evans Family (18 KB)
    Thomas Leroy Evans and Mary Emaline Strickland Evans and daughters (L to R) Pauline, Lorene, Louise, Leona, Lois. Tom and Mary are Don's grandparents, Louise is his mother.
  • Don and Mary (16 KB)
    Mary Etta Fowler Slack and Donald Brent Slack
  • David Ligora Bradley (24 KB)
    David Ligora Bradley married Susan Ann Blevins. He is Don Slack's Great Grandfather.
  • Lewis Slack Family - 1960's (29 KB)
    Standing Left to Right: Claude, Glendon, Dale, Anna, Almon, Herbert, Lendol Seated: Margie, Lewis Allen Slack, Lulu Ellen Bradley Slack, Norma
  • Susan Ann Blevins Bradley (28 KB)
    Susan Ann Blevins married David Ligora Bradley. She is Don Slack's Great Grandmother.
  • Uncle Wid Evans Reunion (21 KB)
    Preston, MO August 1983: LtoR: Dana (Wid's daughter), Miles Evans (Harley's son), Delta (Canada.. Bud's oldest daughter), Lorene Beasley (Tom's 4th daughter), Audrey (Canada.. Bud's youngest daughter), Bob Evans (Harley's son), Dorethy "De" (Ray's daughter), Phyllis (B.C. Canada.. Bud's daughter), Uncle Wid seated
  • Granddad and Grandmother (32 KB)
    Lewis Allen Slack and Lulu Ellen Bradley Slack (1930's}
  • Clement Evan Strickland (20 KB)
    Clem Strickland is seated second from left. Identified by his grandsons, Claude and Paul Clem Strickland while visiting with me, Don Slack, at the Cloverdale country school reunion, Sept. 16, 2000.
  • 3 Sisters (20 KB)
    Lois Evans Brock, Louise Evans Slack and Lorene Evans Beasley
  • Lewis Allen Slack and Lou Ellen Bradley Slack. Her (25 KB)
    Grandparents of Don Slack. Granddad was always making jokes, looks like he made Grandmother laugh.
  • Grandson (77 KB)
    Our grandson, Matthew Tyler Slack Henry at 10 years old. Our pride and joy! 2002
  • "Mama" Evans (67 KB)
    Don's grandmother, Mary Emiline Strickland Evans, wife of Tom "Papa" Evans with cousin Mary Ellen Beasley (Jones) in Hobbs, New Mexico. Probably taken early 1930's
  • 2 Sisters (6 KB)
    Louise Evans Slack and Lorene Evans Beasley
  • Herbert Slack and Mary Louise Evans Slack (17 KB)
    Parents of Don Slack. Their 65th anniversary, 1998
  • John Daniel Slack Family (21 KB)
    Left to Right Backrow: Sons, Lester, Louis Allen, Alec, Asbury Slack 2nd Row: Daghters Bell, Myrtle Harrell, Ada Bradley, Son Everett Slack John Daniel (JD) and Livona Hill Slack
  • 1 Sister (10 KB)
    Pauline Evans Slack
  • Lucretia Ellen also known as Lulu Ellen Bradley (25 KB)
    Age 17 Married Lewis Allen Slack.She was named Lucretia but always went by Lou. His picture is in the broach. Don Slack's Grandmother, isn't she pretty?
  • Evans Wedding Picture (47 KB)
    Thomas Leroy Evans and Mary Emiline Strickland Evans wedding picture 1906
  • The Evans Sisters (58 KB)
    Daughters of Tom and Mary Evans Pauline on left, Jewell Lois middle front, Tommie Leona front right. Mary Louise center rear, and Clemeta Lorene right rear. Mary Louise is Don's mother.
  • James G. and Cindy Evans (28 KB)
    Don's Great Grandfather and Great Grandmother on his mother's side of the house. James Grant Evans and Lucinda Bell Smith Evans. Taken at their home in Dallas County, Buffalo, Missouri about 1937
  • Clement Strickland Family (118 KB)
    Standing L to R: William Evan, James Clement (Jim), Noah George, Alice Benton, Henry Issac, Mary Emiline, Ervin Thomas. Seated: Clement Evan Strickland holding Claude Arnold, Sarah Elizabeth Arnold Strickland holding Lilly Elizabeth, John Robert (Rob) standing next to his mother.
  • James G. Evans Family (24 KB)
    Back Row Left to Right, Sons: Harley, Ray, Tom, Orville (Bud), Polk, Fred Middle Row, Daughters: Claudia, Susie, Julia and Son Glen. Front Row: James Grant Evans and Lucinda Bell Smith Evans with grandson Herbert Hoover.
  • Old Grave Stone (254 KB)
    The grave stone for William Slack is broken, and stone for Mary Ann Chittum Slack is unreadable from the marble weathering since 1883. Graves are located in Dallas County near Long Lane, Missouri. Pisgah cemetery is about 1 mile West of Long Lane on Hiway 32, then 1 mile South on 32-150. William and Mary Ann are Don's Great-great-grandparents, the first Slacks in Dallas County. (See new stone picture also)
  • At Wall Street (25 KB)
    Mom, Dad,Don and dog Bow Wow Picture was taken before Darlene was born. I believe this was taken at their Wall Street general store, near Long Lane in Dallas County Missouri, when they still lived in the back of store and were building a house.
  • New Holiday Rambler RV (19 KB)
    In May of 2002 we traded the Airstream in on a new Holiday Rambler Alumascape 27SKS 27 ft. travel trailer with slide-out room. Mary is in the door as we are getting ready to pull the TT home.
  • New Grave Stone (225 KB)
    New granite stone that Don had installed to replace the broken and weathered marble stones. Stone includes names of their children. Located at Pisgah cemetery, Dallas County, Missouri
  • Uncle Claude 99 Years Young (66 KB)
    Claude Clarence Slack, b. June 15, 1906, Oldest child of Lewis Allen and Lu Ellen Bradley Slack. Uncle Claude is the oldest and the only living of 9 children. This photo taken June 15, 2005 on his 99th birthday, at his home in Buffalo, Missouri.
  • Hill Cemetery 1 Dallas co Mo. (203 KB)
    Hill Family Cemetery located in Dallas County, near Long Lane, Missouri
  • Uncle Claude and Martha 99th Birthday (107 KB)
    Uncle Claude is my Dad's brother, the oldest of the siblings. Photo of Claude and Martha taken on his 99th birthday at their home.
  • Don and Mary 2000 (17 KB)
    Don and wife Mary at Don's retirement dinner, June 2000. Don retired from Ozarks Technical Community College after about 33 years of teaching electronics and as Chair of the Industrial Division.
  • Herb & Louise Slack Family (18 KB)
    Herbert and Mary Louise Evans Slack, son Don and daughter Vonda Darlene
  • Herb Slack Family 1942 (21 KB)
    Don, Herbert, Louis, Darlene
  • Lewis Slack Family (171 KB)
    Around 1939-1942 L to R Standing: Margie, Norma, Lindol, Glendon, Claude, Herbert, Anna, Almon Seated: Grandad Louis and Grandmother Lula Ellen with Dale seated between them.
  • Hill Cemetery 2 Dallas Co Mo. (197 KB)
    Entrance to Hill Cemetery, on JJ South off of Missouri Hiway 32 in Dallas County.
  • GDAD and GSON (166 KB)
    Don and grandson Matthew Tyler Slack Henry taken on day of Matthew's great granddad Herbert Slack's funeral in April 2000. Matthew wrote a poem to cheer up his granddad. Matthew's "nanaw" is on the right in a red jacket.
  • Powell Cemetery (220 KB)
    Powell Cemetery in Dallas County, near Buffalo,Missouri. About 1 mile South of Hiway 32 just East of the Niangua River bridge.
  • Herb & Louise Slack Family (62 KB)
    Mother, Mary Louise Evans Slack, Don and sister Darlene, Dad Herbert Slack. Taken between 1939 and 1942
  • Tom Evans (9 KB)
    "Papa" Evans and his bird dog. He loved to hunt and fish.
  • RV & Puller (157 KB)
    Our Airstream Classic Excella 29 ft. RV and Silverado Ext. Cab pickup at Ft. Pickins Beach on Santa Rosa Island. Pensacola is in the background, across the bay. August 2001
  • Slack Family - 1933 (58 KB)
    Lewis and Lou Ellen Slack
  • Cousins (22 KB)
  • Matthew's Personal Swamp (231 KB)
    We were at Disney World's Ft. Wilderness RV Park for 5 days in August 2001. Matthew had his own swamp next to our RV. He swears it had alligators! Note his mouse ears.
  • 3 Generations (18 KB)
    Lewis Slack, youngest child Dale, wife Lu and mother-in-law Susan Blevins Bradley. Picture appears to be taken at their house on Hiway 32 between Buffalo and Long Lane Missouri, near Wall Street. The "brick" siding is their house, smoke house is behind the house and barn is at left rear. The buildings are no longer there.
  • John Daniel Slack Place (16 KB)
    This land once belonged to JD and Lavona Hill Slack. The original house has been torn down, new house built on the old foundation. Notice that one or more outbuildings still have a stone exterior. This place is located about 2 or 3 miles from Long Lane, Missouri, in Dallas County, between Hiway 32 and Fourmile Cemetery. Picture taken Fall of 2001
  • Jill & Matthew (9 KB)
    Our daughter Sherri Jill Slack Henry and her son Matthew Tyler Slack Henry
  • Great Grand Ma Bradley (36 KB)
    Susan Blevins Bradley at home of her daughter, Lu Ellen Bradley Slack near Wall Street, Missouri. She lived with Lewis and Lu for many years, several years bed-ridden. The well house is behind her, covered with vines, and the smoke house can be seen on the right. Date taken about 1955. Original picture is owned by cousin Gene Dean.
  • Clement Evan Strickland Place (35 KB)
    I remember visiting here as a child. I think that grandparents, Tom and Mary Strickland Evans lived here at that time. A big turkey gobbler chased us kids around the house more than once! House is boarded up and in bad condition. Part of the old barn is still standing across the road. "To get to the Strickland homestead and Union Home-Twin Churches Cem.: Go East on OLD highway 32 and turn north (before Greasy Creek). Turn back East on road 32-79. The Strickland home (which later was John and Alice Engle's place) is across the road from the barn. An 'underwater' bridge (concrete paving through the Creek) crosses Greasy Creek. The road goes on to the cemetery where there used to be two churches, and on past the Engle school before coming back out on highway 32." (Location info from Linda Conrad Hileman)
  • David Ligora Bradley Family (19 KB)
    Seated: David Ligora Bradley and Susan Blevins Bradley Their Children Standing L to R: Eugene Drake Bradley, Lula Ellen Bradley, Wilford Bradley
  • Evans Grand Kids (22 KB)
    Back Row L to R: Mary Ellen Beasley, Fern Brock, Don Slack, Front Row L to R: Jim Beasley, Glenda June Brock, Darlene Slack, Leroy Slack The house appears to be Papa Evans' house just off of Hiway 32 near Wall Street, Dallas County Missouri Date: sometime in early 1940's
  • Wall Street General Store (150 KB)
    Don Slack (2 years old) and his father Herbert Slack (27 years old) in front of the Wall Street General Store that Herbert and Louise Slack owned and operated from 1934 - 1946. The store burned later, about 1947. Store was purchased from Deb Blankenship.
  • Slack Brothers and Sisters (28 KB)
    Children of John Daniel (JD) Slack and Livona Hill Slack Seated LtoR: Asbury Slack, Roy Slack Standing LtoR: Everett Slack, Bell Slack Shattuck, John Slack, Lewis Slack Taken in Emporia Kansas @ funeral of Alec Slack
  • Milk Pitcher (156 KB)
    This is the milk pitcher that belonged to Sarah Elizabeth Arnold Strickland. My mother, Mary Louise Evans Slack told me that she remembers eating at her grandmothers house. They were seated around a large table, Sarah always had this picture full of cold sweet milk in front of her. You would pass your glass or cup to her and she would fill it with milk. Pitcher now belongs to Don Slack. It is over 100 years old.
  • Slack Brothers & Sisters (22 KB)
    Children of Lewis and Lu Slack and spouses. Standing LtoR: Almon and Cleota, Tootie and Faye, Herbert and Louise, Claude and Martha Seated LtoR: Kenneth Spence and Marge, Dale, Norma
  • Uncle Green and Aunt Mindy Williams (41 KB)
    Back Row Left to Right: Ray, Enola Belle, Ruth, Flora, Clyde, Leah, Frank, May (behind Arminda), Leta (to right of May), Seated: Green Berry and Arminda Williams. Arminda Slack Williams is a daughter of J. D. Slack and sister of Lewis Allen Slack (Photo courtesy of Debra Burgess
  • J D and Livona Slack (302 KB)
    John Danial Slack and wife, Livona "Mona" Hill Slack. Livona Hill's grandmother was Sarah Ann Boone Edmisson, granddaughter of Israel Boone. Israel was older brother of Daniel Boone. J.D. and "Mona" are Don's great grandparents.
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