James Charles Slater

M, #5568, b. 7 June 1913, d. circa July 1951
     James Charles Slater was born on 7 June 1913 at 73 Portknockie, Banffshire, Scotland.1,2 He was the son of James Slater and Isabella Mair. James Charles Slater died circa July 1951 at in Goole Docks, Goole, Yorkshire, England. A report in the 'Goole Times' for 6 July 1951 states that at about 5 o' clock James Charles Slater was returning to his ship (Hestor) with the mate from his ship, after visiting friends on another ship on the other side of the West Dock. He turned to wave goodbye and fell into the dock. The mate and a local boatman jumped in after him but could not find him. The dock was dragged for half hour before he was found. Artificial respiration was administered by the fire service for nearly an hour but to no avail. The report gives his address as 15 Lilley Crescent, South Shields.2


  1. [S4333] James Charles Slater, Register of Births in the District of Seafield in the County of Banff, "James Charles Slater, 1913, June Seventh 6h 40m P.M. at 73 Portknockie, Seafield (Rathven), Male. Father: James Slater, Fisherman. Mother: Isabella Slater M. S. Mair, married 1902 December 10th in Seafield. Informant: Isabella Slater, Mother. Registered: 1913, June 30th At Seafield Manse, James McIntyre Registrar."
  2. [S4332] James Findlay, Neil Pirie, Information kindly supplied by James Findlay of Aberdeen, Scotland.