Charles Richard Slade1

b. 2 May 1821, d. 9 February 1848
     Charles Richard Slade was born on May 2, 1821 in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois.1 He was the son of Charles Slade Jr. and Mary Darke Kain.1
     Charles married Eloise P. Breese, daughter of Sidney Breese and Eliza Morrison, on February 24, 1843 in Clinton County, Illinois.1 Charles R. Slade was appointed Circuit Clerk in 1844. Charles went into the Mexican War about 1846.1 Charles Richard Slade died on February 9, 1848 in Sante Fe, New Mexico, at age 26 during the Mexican War.1

Child of Charles Richard Slade and Eloise P. Breese

Citations

  1. [S1319] Biography of Mary Darke Kain Slade Dennis of Clinton County, Ilinois , http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/bios/clintbio002.htm

Eloise P. Breese1

b. say 1821
     Eloise P. Breese was born say 1821.1 She was the daughter of Sidney Breese and Eliza Morrison.1
     Eloise married Charles Richard Slade, son of Charles Slade Jr. and Mary Darke Kain, on February 24, 1843 in Clinton County, Illinois.1

Child of Eloise P. Breese and Charles Richard Slade

Citations

  1. [S1319] Biography of Mary Darke Kain Slade Dennis of Clinton County, Ilinois , http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/bios/clintbio002.htm

Charles Richard Slade Jr.1

b. 1846, d. 1 February 1880
     Charles Richard Slade Jr. was born in 1846 in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois.1 He was the son of Charles Richard Slade and Eloise P. Breese.1 Charles Richard Slade Jr. died on February 1, 1880 in Bodie, Mono County, California.1 He was buried in Boot Hill Cemetery, Bodie, Mono County, California.2

The following concerning the funeral of Charles R. Slade, who met a violent death at Bodie, California, on the 1st of February is taken from the Eureka (Nevada) Sentinel. As stated in the extract, the deceased was born in this place, and his mother, a most estimable lady, the oldest daughter of our late lamented citizen, Judge Sidney BREESE, is now a resident of Carlyle:
     "Yesterday afternoon, says the Bodie Free Press of Wednesday, the many friends of the late Charles Slade paid their last respects to his memory, and laid the body away in the grave. The funeral took place from the residence of his friend and companion, James Monahan. At the open grave in the Bodie Cemetery the Rev. Mr. Hinkle led the beautiful and impressive burial service, and then the company dispersed, each to his calling. But few here knew Charles Slade's inner life, and the many good qualities which remain uncovered to the outer world. His real life and that of the profession which he had adopted were entirely different, and no one should judge him harshly. He was born in Carlyle, Illinois, in 1846, and while a mere infant his father went to the Mexican war, and fell in the defense of his country. In his early boyhood he was all life and animation, bright and full of promise. At the early age of 15 he started for the West, and was in Montana in 1861. From there he went to Salt Lake, and thence to Eureka. For a long time Slade was a hard worker in the latter place, and it was there that he first took to sporting. On the Comstock he was well liked; his steady habits, genial and circumspect manner won him many friends. He came to this place last summer. It is but a short time ago that he drank to any extent, and it was only when under the influence of liquor that he was at all disagreeable. Slade was a man easily influenced, and allowed himself to be governed by others, even against his own will. It is thought that the tragedy which ended his life was not wholly his own seeking. If Charles Slade had been governed by his own conscience, he would never have met a violent death. His mother still resides in his native town, a respected lady, and the death of her son in this far-off land will bow her head with grief. In his last moments Charley made mention of his mother. Let the grave close over his remains in peace begot by charity.2

Citations

  1. [S1319] Biography of Mary Darke Kain Slade Dennis of Clinton County, Ilinois , http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/bios/clintbio002.htm
  2. [S1324] US GenWeb website , Clinton Co, Illinois: http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/obituary/obit002.htm

Mary Kain Slade1

b. 7 May 1824
     Mary Kain Slade was born on May 7, 1824 in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois.1 She was the daughter of Charles Slade Jr. and Mary Darke Kain.1
     Mary married John C. Doyle on June 10, 1846 in Clinton County, Illinois.1

Child of Mary Kain Slade and John C. Doyle

  • Mary Kain Slade Doyle 1 b. 1848

Citations

  1. [S1319] Biography of Mary Darke Kain Slade Dennis of Clinton County, Ilinois , http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/bios/clintbio002.htm

Maria Virginia Slade1

b. 29 August 1832, d. 4 December 1911
     Maria Virginia Slade was born on August 29, 1832 in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois.1 She was the daughter of Charles Slade Jr. and Mary Darke Kain.1
     Maria married James C. Wallace on July 15, 1887 in Fort Fetterman, Converse County, Wyoming Territory.1 Maria Virginia Slade died on December 4, 1911 in Carlyle, Illinois, at age 79.1

Census Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1850Clinton County, IllinoisElias Smith Dennis2
1870Carlyle, Clinton County, IllinoisMary Darke Kain3
1880Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois, boarding in the home of Josephine and Henry NitzuitzMaria Virginia Slade4
1910Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois, as Virginia Slade, a single personMaria Virginia Slade5

Citations

  1. [S1319] Biography of Mary Darke Kain Slade Dennis of Clinton County, Ilinois , http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/bios/clintbio002.htm
  2. [S1320] 1850 US Census of Clinton County, Illinois, Dist #68, lines 8-16, dwl 767, fam 773.
  3. [S1321] 1870 US Census of Clinton County, Illinois, page 3, lines 3-7, dwl 20, fam 20.
  4. [S1322] 1880 US Census of Clinton County, Illinois, ED 84, page 39-A, line 44, dwl 8, fam 8.
  5. [S1323] 1910 US Census of Clinton County, Illinois, ED 4, sheet 6-A, line 40, dwl 135, fam 135.

Elias Smith Dennis1

b. 17 December 1812, d. 17 December 1894
     Elias Smith Dennis was born on December 17, 1812 in Newburgh, New York.1,2 Elias married Mary Darke Kain on February 24, 1838 in Marion County, Illinois.1 Elias Dennis was 11 years younger than Mary. By this marriage, Elias acquired title not only to a rather unsuccessful gristmill, but also a stepson who later became a celebrated western desperado, the notorious Joseph Alfred "Jack" Slade and who, in his early years, assisted in the mill. When Elias married Mary Slade, Jack was age 8 and his sister Maria Virginia was 6. They probably considered Elias their father, as they were very young, ages 4 and 2 respectively, when their biological father, Charles Slade, died 11 July 1834. Elias served in the House of Representatives from 1842 - 1844. He was also appointed Circuit Clerk and served until 1844.1

     Charles R. Slade, Elias' step son, was appointed Circuit Clerk in 1844. Charles went into the Mexican War and died there in 1848. Elias S. Dennis was appointed to fill that vacancy in 1848.1

     Elias was appointed Marshal of the Kansas Territory on March 12, 1857. He served until 1 March 1858. Elias was elected President of “The Douglas Club” of Clinton County on 16 February 1860.

     Elias fought in the Civil War, supporting the north, even though they were one of the few families in Carlyle that owned slaves. Elias was promoted to Brigadier General on November 29, 1862, and on April 13, 1865 he was promoted brevet to Major General of Volunteers for gallant and meritorious services in the operations before Mobile, Alabama. Elias was the highest ranking officer in Illinois to serve in the Civil War. Elias returned to Carlyle 22 March 1866, the first he had been home since the end of the Civil War. Mary still enjoyed her social status, gala affairs and prosperity with the marriage to

     In June of 1867, Elias left for business in Louisiana and never returned to Carlyle or his wife Mary until after her death. For Mary, life as she had known it for so many years had ended. She filed for a divorce from Elias on August 17, 1871 on grounds of abandonment and the divorce was granted November 14, 1871.1 Elias Smith Dennis died on December 17, 1894 in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois, at age 82.3

Census Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1850Clinton County, IllinoisElias Smith Dennis2

Child of Elias Smith Dennis and Mary Darke Kain

Citations

  1. [S1319] Biography of Mary Darke Kain Slade Dennis of Clinton County, Ilinois , http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/bios/clintbio002.htm
  2. [S1320] 1850 US Census of Clinton County, Illinois, Dist #68, lines 8-16, dwl 767, fam 773.
  3. [S1324] US GenWeb website , Clinton Co, Illinois: http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/obituary/obit001.htm

Elias Smith Dennis Jr.1

b. 21 March 1840, d. 5 April 1917
     Elias Smith Dennis Jr. was born on March 21, 1840 in Carlyle, Clinton County, Illinois.1 He was the son of Elias Smith Dennis and Mary Darke Kain.1 Elias Smith Dennis Jr. died on April 5, 1917 at age 77.1

Census Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1850Clinton County, IllinoisElias Smith Dennis2

Citations

  1. [S1319] Biography of Mary Darke Kain Slade Dennis of Clinton County, Ilinois , http://clinton.ilgenweb.net/bios/clintbio002.htm
  2. [S1320] 1850 US Census of Clinton County, Illinois, Dist #68, lines 8-16, dwl 767, fam 773.

Ed Slade1

b. circa 1892
     Ed Slade was born circa 1892 in Texas.1

Census Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1920Yorktown, Dewitt County, Texas, a border in the household of Silvester MadleyEd Slade1

Citations

  1. [S1327] 1920 US Census of Dewitt County, Texas, ED 37, sheet 17-A, line 34, dwl 391, fam 414.

Christopher Slade Jr.1

b. 3 October 1886, d. 1966
     Christopher Slade Jr. was born on October 3, 1886 in Duloe, Cornwall, England.2,3 He was the son of Christopher Slade and Esther Ann May.4 Christopher Slade Jr. immigrated from and became a naturalized citizen about 1917 to United States in 1906.5
     Christopher married Mabel Blake circa 1911 in Minnesota.1 Christopher Slade Jr. was registered for the military draft in World War I on June 5, 1917 in Brook Park Twp, Pine County, Minnesota, His application stated that he had already submitted first papers for US citizenship.2 They were living next to his parents, Ester and Christpher Slade, Sr.6 He died in 1966.7 He was buried in Brook Park Cemetery, Pine County, Minnesota.7

Census Records

CensusLocationHead of Household
1901Duloe, Cornwall, England, at Plough InnChristopher Slade3
1920Brook Park Twp, Pine County, MinnesotaChristopher Slade Jr.6
1930Brook Park Twp, Pine County, MinnesotaChristopher Slade Jr.1

Children of Christopher Slade Jr. and Mabel Blake

Citations

  1. [S1328] 1930 US Census of Pine County, Minnesota, ED 58-8, sh 3-B, lines 56-60, dwl 62, fam 62.
  2. [S7] WWI Civilian Draft Registration Card 1917-1918, Ancestry.com, Christopher Slade, Jr.
  3. [S2248] 1901 Census of England, Cornwall County, Duloe, pg 5 [7], lines 1-8, dwl 21.
  4. [S1329] 1920 US Census of Pine County, Minnesota, ED 68, sheet 4-B, lines 55-56, dwl 79, fam 80.
  5. [S1329] 1920 US Census of Pine County, Minnesota, ED 68, sheet 4-B, lines 57-61, dwl 80, fam 81.
  6. [S1329] 1920 US Census of Pine County, Minnesota, ED 68, sheet 4-B, lines 57-61, dwl 80, fam 81 next to Christpher Slade, Sr.
  7. [S22] Find a Grave website: www.findagrave.com,, Christopher Slade, 1886-1966, tombstone, Brook Park Cemetery, Pine Co, Minnesota.
  8. [S5] Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com.