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  Van Alstyne Cemetery
Greer Block 5

Slaughter Family Tombstones

Dr. Joseph M. Slaughter

Grace Henderson Slaughter
Read her obituary below on this page.

Leoberta Slaughter

Robert M. Slaughter


Thursday, August 25, 1932

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Henderson Slaughter were held Thursday afternoon at four o'clock at the First Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Hugh S. Porter, assisted by J.D.L. McKinney.  Burial followed at the Van Alstyne cemetery.
Mrs. Slaughter died following an illness of several weeks at 11:15 o'clock Wednesday night.
Surviving are her husband, Dr. James M. Slaughter, and two sons, Martin and Robert Slaughter.  Other surviving relatives are Mrs. S.D. Moore of Van Alstyne, and Mrs. Park A. Cooling of Indianapolis, Ind., sisters, and L.L. Henderson of Dallas, Howard and Clifton Henderson of Amarillo, brothers.
A native of Van Alstyne and a daughter of pioneers of this section, Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Henderson, both now deceased, Mrs. Slaughter had lived in this community for her entire life.  She was educated in the local schools and attended Kidd-Key College and Conservatory of Music at Sherman, from which she graduated.  While in college she specialized in art and after leaving Kidd-Key took front rank as one of the leaders among the amateur devotees of the brush and pallette in this section of Texas.
A member of the First Methodist church, she took leading and active part in the Sunday school work ad misionary activities, serving as director of the infant and primary departments and as president of the woman's missionary organization of the church.
In work of a non-religious nature Mrs. Slaughter was active in the Culture Club, of which she was a past president, and in the promotion of plans for increasing and intensifying interest in civic beautification work.  Her energy and vision were prime factors in making successful and bringing gratifying consummation to movements having for their objects the improvement of the religious, cultural and esthetic life of this community and the betterment of living conditions among thos underpriviledged.
In the work of her alma mater, Kidd-Key college, she took intense interest, serving for a term as president of the alumnae association and taking active part in a drive instituted some years ago to increase the college funds, serving as chairman of one of the district committees.
Mrs. Slaughter's death marks the passing of a woman whose influence for good radiated and was effective among all elements of Van Alstyne's population.  Cultured in mental training, ...amply with love for her fellow-beings and above all thoroughly ...with the spirit of helpfulnesss symbolical of the Christianity which she professed, her life shaped itself in deeds and created for her epitath in death more deeply engraved in the hearts of those to whom she was at all times the friend most sinners and more lasting in the inscriptions of stone or tributes in the printed word.
A profusion of floral offerings attested the love and esteem in which she was held by friends in all walks of life.
John Neill Jr., Atcher Stinnett, Surce John Taylor, Billie Manning, Rudolph Veazey, Neill McKinney, old Lloyd Thomas and Robert Veazey, school mates and friends of Mrs. Slaughter's two sons, Martin and Robert, were the pallbearers.


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