Slack Veterans of Lake Pleasant

Edward Slack - Civil War Veteran

Edward's service records from a recent donation of material by Charles Shaw:

Slack, Edward, Co. U 142 NY Inf, enlisted 9/1/64 at Lake Pleasant, age 23-no further record, 2nd enlistment Co. D 173 NY Inf 9/1/64 (it appears that one of the enlistment dates may be incorrect).

From Mary Slack Maynard:

According to the History of Hamilton Co, Edward served in Co D, 173 NYV, also 192 Regt. The information I found on the Civil War Database shows Edward 9/1/64 Lake Pleasant, Private, age 33, 142nd Inf Reg, NY. The source for this was NY: Report of the Adjutant-General, 1894-1906.

Edward Slack, son of Samantha Dunning and Nathan Slack, was born in Lake Pleasant/ Speculator April 28, 1831 (some sources show 23rd, but Bible shows 28th)--I don't know which is the correct description of the area. Nathan built a house on Page Street/Back Street--the last I knew Carol Rose Vodron's mother owned and was living in the house. Edward married Sophronia Morrison, I don't have a date but they are listed on a deed dated Sept. 1, 1851. Edward and Sophronia are listed in the 1860 and 1870 census of Lake Pleasant, and the 1880 census of Wells. Sometime after 1880 they went to Middlesex, NY and apparently owned a vineyard. Sophronia died Jan 1899 in Middlesex, NY and the 1900 census shows Edward in the household of his sister Samantha Slack Brown and her husband, Joseph Sylvester "Vet" as a boarder. Edward died at the home of his brother Henry Slack Jan 11 1902 and is buried in Speculator Cemetery. The grave stone gives his age as 60. I haven't seen an 1890 census of Yates Co to see if Edward is listed as a pensioner.

Malcom Floyd Slack - World War I Veteran

A nephew of the Edward, Malcolm Floyd Slack, son of Benajah Oscar and Jane Elizabeth "Jennie" Aird Slack was born Dec 21, 1890 or 1891 in Lake Pleasant. The family Bible shows the birthdate as Dec 21, 1891 and 1900 Census says born Dec 1891. has WWI Civilian Draft Registrations, lists Malcolm Floid, born Dec 21, 1891, Lake Pleasant and the SSDI (Social Security Death Index) on-line gives birth Dec 21, 1890.

He served his country from September 21, 1917 to June 30, 1919, at the rank of private. According to his service record the place of induction was Speculator, NY and separation at Camp Upton, NY.

Malcolm married Bertha Gregory in 1920; she died in 1950. He later married Margaret Anna Stuart Slack, daughter of Jacob Stuart and Anna Abrams and widow of David N. Slack. Malcolm died in 1979.

John Grant Slack - World War II Veteran

John Grant Slack, son of Malcolm and Bertha, was born in Schenectady and served as a member of the Army of the United States from August 1, 1942 to February 3, 1946, as a Private First Class, and received an Honorable Discharge. The copy of his honorable discharge from the Army of the United States, Air Corps shows Headquarters Company 3rd Battalion, 66th Infantry. He served in France, South Germany and Austria.

Info submitted by: Mary Slack Maynard

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