Texas/Dallas History and Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Avery Slaughter Family Collection

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Slaughter Family
Title: Avery Slaughter Family Collection
Dates: 1909-1971
Accession No.: MA97.13
Quantity: 2 Boxes
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Texas/Dallas History & Archives, Dallas Public Library 1515 Young St Dallas, TX 75201

Biographical Note

The Slaughter Family consists of Avery Atkins Slaughter, his wife Winifred Slaughter, and their two sons, Avery Slaughter Jr. and Harry James Slaughter. A.A. Slaughter Jr. was born in Tennessee in September 1884. A.A. Slaughter later moved to Missouri and graduated High School in 1909. He moved to Houston around 1910 and began working for R.L. Polk &Co. Directory Division. He transferred to Dallas in 1916 and began working for Worley Publishing as a salesman. He later left Worley Publishing in 1945 to work as an independent real estate agent. Sometime in1921-1923 Avery Slaughter married Winifred Slaughter. She was born in 1889 in Missouri. They had two sons, Avery Slaughter Jr., born in 1925, died on September 9th, 1945 and Harry James Slaughter, born in 1926, died on June 15, 1997. Both sons served in the United States Navy. A.A. Slaughter Sr. passed away on May 10, 1967 and Winifred Slaughter died on June 24, 1968.

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of family materials compiled by the Slaughter Family. The collection contains family photographs, real estate related materials, correspondence, and school materials.

Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Slaughter, Avery Atkins Sr.
Slaughter, Winifred
Slaughter, Avery Atkins Jr.
Slaughter, Harry James
Family Names:
Dallas (TX.)
Texas - Dallas - Family Materials
Avery Slaughter Family Collection

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

MA97-13 Avery Slaughter Family Collection, Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division, Dallas Public Library

Processing Information

Processed by Bryan McKinney

Detailed Description of the Collection


Family Materials

Box Folder
1 1 Register
2 Kansas City, Mo. Liberty High Year Book 1909
3 A.A. Slaughter - Real Estate Correspondence ca. 1950s
4 A. A. Slaughter - Contract of Sale 1959
5 A. A. Slaughter - photocopies - R.L. Polk Directory work related material. Houston and Dallas 1909-1936
6 A. A. Slaughter - Work Notes. ca. 1950s
7 A. A. Slaughter - Correspondence - non-work related
8 Winifred Slaughter - Correspondence
9 Harry James Slaughter - Birth, School and Car papers
10 Harry James Slaughter - Navy Correspondence
11 Harry James Slaughter - Navy Papers
12 Harry James Slaughter - The Mustang July/August 1971
13 Avery Slaughter Jr. - School Materials and Correspondence
14 Abstract of Title - Lot 23 Block 12 Lakeview
15 News clippings
16 Materials - Relatives



Box Folder
2 1 Slaughter Family - Group Shots - 4 photographs
2 Unidentified Infant - 5 photographs
3 Avery Slaughter Jr. - 4 Photographs
4 Avery Slaughter Sr. - 6 Photographs
5 Harry James Slaughter - 3 photographs
6 Creek Photographs - 2
7 Friends and Relatives, some identified - 14 Photographs


Plat Maps

Box Folder
Tube 1 Dallas Zoning Plan with markings H-7
Dallas County Plat Books with markings. PT. of 878
Dallas County Plat Books with markings. Blocks 13-5204 14-5205 15-5206
Dallas County Plat Books. Lakeview. Block 5-5197 & 9-5198