Weaste Cemetery

Biographies of people buried between 1890 & 99

Samuel Slater (1826 - 1899)


SAMUEL SLATER (1826 – 1899)

Samuel Slater was an Engraver to a Calico Printer and was a prominent member of the Bethesda Chapel on Broad Street, Pendleton.


The Salford Reporter of 8th July 1899 records that Samuel Slater died at his residence, 1,Langton Street, Seedley on 1st July 1899. He contracted a cold and died of pneumonia after an illness of four days. He was 73 years of age. He was the son of Mr Randall Slater of Pendleton. For nearly 40 years he was connected to the Bethesda Chapel and for a number of years he had discharged the duties of Trustee. The 1881 census places Samuel at 46, Scales Street, Pendleton, his occupation was Engraver to a calico printer and he was widowed.


The funeral was held on Wednesday 5th July. Family members gathered at his home for a service conducted by Rev. H. Hawley, Minister of the Bethesda Chapel. The cortege then proceeded to Weaste Cemetery where Samuel was interred in Square 32 of the Dissenters portion. A large number of friends had gathered and the principal mourners were his son Albert E Slater, daughters Mary Jane Slater, Mrs Walker, Mrs Heywood and Mrs Redford and his brother Mr James Slater.