Slaughter, Wb, Dd
Slaughter, W.B., D.D.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in New York city in 1823. He was converted early in life; graduated from Genesee Wesleyan Seminary, Lima, N.Y., and entered the Genesee Conference, in which he served Palmyra, Carlton, and Old Niagara Street Methodist Episcopal Church, Buffalo; then accepted a call to the principalship of the Academy at Condersport, Pennsylvania, and later to that of the Genesee Model School, Lima, N.Y. Removing westward, he became pastor of Wabash Avenue Church, Chicago, Illinois. He served in one of the Illinois regiments as an officer during the early part of the civil war. His next field of labor was in the Rocky Mountain Conference, he being appointed one of its two presiding elders. The rigor of the climate being too severe for his constitution, he was transferred to the Nebraska Conference, and stationed as pastor at Omaha, then at Lincoln, and three years later was made presiding elder of Omaha District. He died at Omaha, July 26, 1879. He published in 1876 a work of great ability, entitled Modern Genesis. He was a patient and thorough student, an affectionate father and friend, and a devoted and successful minister. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1879, page 101.