Daugher-in-law of C. C. Slaughter, Alice Louise Donohoo (Allie D.) was the wife of George Morgan Slaughter, with whom she had three children.
Born in 1837 in Sabine County, Texas, Christopher Columbus (C. C.) established a frontier ranch in Palo Pinto County, Texas, in 1857 with his father, George Webb Slaughter, and his brothers. During the Civil War, C. C. served in the frontier militia and in the Texas Rangers. Afterwards, he drove cattle over the Chisholm Trail and later moved operations to West Texas where, by 1905, he owned 40,000 cattle and controlled over one million acres. Before his death in 1919, he had founded the American National Bank of Dallas (1884), and confounded the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (1877), the Texas Baptist Education Commission (1897) and the Baylor Hospital of Dallas, Texas (1904).
Scope and Contents
The collection concerns Slaughter estate matters, including Allie's children inheritance, correspondence from her grandsons, and her correspondence after the death of George M. Slaughter. Also includes scrapbook material, news clippings, and memorabilia.
Open for Research
For related materials located in the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, see the following collections:
++Ira Byrd oral history interview [sound recording], 1969
++Hiley Thompson Boyd, Jr. oral history interview [sound recording], 1970
++Nettie Hyatt and Joe Bridges oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
++Mr. and Mrs. Robert Jennings oral history interview [sound recording], 1973
++Mrs. M. C. Linsey oral history interview [sound recording], 1975
++Lynn County (Tex.), Photographs, 1900-1950
++Ralph McWhorter oral history interview [sound recording], 1979
++Mrs. J. F. Reeves oral history interview [sound recording], 1970s
++Jot Smyth oral history interview [sound recording], 1959
Allie D. Slaughter Papers, 1891-1947 and undated, Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Abel Ramirez, 2000
++Murrah, David J. "C. C. Slaughter, Rancher, Banker, Baptist." Austin: University of Texas Press, 1981
++Murrah, David J. "A Cattle Kingdom on Texas' Last Frontier: C. C. Slaughter's Lazy S Ranch." Thesis (M. A.)--Texas Tech University, 1970.