- Birth Date
- 2 July 1811
- Death Date
- 28 November 1872
William Rufus Slade
The family's travel to Utah in 1856 is confirmed by the obituary of Melissa.
He was a Chaplain; from New York
He came with is children from his first marriage, his second wife, and two of her two daughters.
Apparently his name was "Washington Slocum" at the time of his birth, but at age 16 he left home and assumed the name "William Rufus Slade," using his mother's maiden name as his surname.
- Age at Departure: 44
- Head of Household