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Slator and Nugent family history

This page is: Descendants of Daniel Nugent and Margaret Russell

Michael Slator (Feb. 25, 1924 - Aug. 29, 1973)

Jack Slator and Mary Nugent

Tribute to L. Cpl. Danny Slator (1926-1944)

Brian Slator's Slator Family Tree

Tracing Lines of Descent (or, what are first cousins, once removed?)

Peter Keating and Christina Anderson page(my mother's side of the family)

What Web page would be complete without a link to soccer coverage by The Irish Times?

Ethnicity matters

Historical and other links of interest

My new (and incomplete) Redemptorist prayers page

Descendants of Daniel Nugent (d. 1924) and
Margaret Russell (d. 1933)

September 2017: Well, with a trip to Ireland only two days away, I figure it's time to update the old website. For like the first time in about 15 years. Or as much as I can get done before I leave. Wonder if I'm the only one in the world still using Angelfire, and html?

Genealogical note:

The grandchildren of Daniel and Margaret Nugent are my father's (Michael Slator's) first cousins, and are my first cousins, once removed. Their children are my second cousins.

Personal note: Developing and maintaining this Web site has been a labor of love. It has taken many hours of work over the last several years and will continue to do so in the future, but the rewards are great. I've learned so much about my heritage, and I've had the good furtune to make contact with many, many relatives in Ireland, Australia, Scotland and here in the U.S. that I never knew I had. Among those I've heard from are:

  • Billy Larby, Alice Roche, Aelish Tuite, Ena (Corbett) Griffin and Danny and Bridey Nugent, from Ireland
  • Gary Hirons and Kevin Hirons-Brown, from Scotland
  • Sheila (Tuohy) Fitzgerald, Jill (Nugent) Rogers, and Jim Nugent, from Australia
  • Jimmy Walsh, from New York City
  • John Griffin, from St. Louis, Missouri

I've even been in contact with several Canadian World War II veterans who served with my uncle, Danny Slator. Danny who enlisted in the Canadian army at age 16 under my dad's name, and was killed in August 1944. A couple of the men I've heard from knew Danny personally, or knew about him.

But I've been frustrated by my inability to learn much, if anything, about my grandfather's brother and his parents, Daniel Slator and Helen (nee Lewis) Slator. And I know nothing at all about their lineage. I even hired a couple of genalogical researchers in Ireland awhile back to conduct reasearch on my grandfather, but they turned up little information other than about the medals he earned serving in World War I. I don't even have a Jack Slator's birth certificate.

Elsewhere on this site I've included essentially everthing I know about Jack Slator's family. The discouraging part of this whole process is that I'm out of ideas about how to get at this information. I'd be extremely grateful if anyone reading had information to share, or advice about how to get it myself.

Background notes:

  • Michael Nugent's father (name unknown) had a brother named Daniel, who lived for a time in The Railway Hotel, Cardiff, Wales.

  • Michael Nugent had a brother Patrick (Pakie) who married Pidge Russell (no relation to Margaret Russell). Michael and Pidge had two or three children. (Source: Billy Larby, via Aelish (Larby) Tuite.)

  • I recently learned that I have distant relations in Australia. I've been in contact with Jill Rogers (nee Nugent) and her brother, Jimmy Nugent, of New South Wales, Australia. They are great-grandchildren of James Daniel Nugent Sr., who was a brother to my great-grandfather, Michael Nugent. James Nugent had a son, James Jr., who had a son named Patrick Michael Nugent. Patrick married Queenie Madlene Barter, who had Jill and Jimmy and the rest of their family. Jill is married to Jim Rogers. Jimmy Nugent, recently sent me a vast amount of information about the Nugents, which I hope to add to this page soon. I believe Jill and Jimmy are my third cousins, since our common ancestor is a great-great-grandparent. For information on the Australian Nugents, click here.

  • I recently learned the following information about Jack Slator and his family:
    • Jack was apparently baptized Catholic, not Protestant, as previously thought
    • Jack's father, Daniel, married Helen Lewis
    • Daniel Slator and Helen (or Ellen) Lewis were natives of Ireland
    • Helen (or Ellen) Lewis died in either 1911 or 1913, at age 62, from kidney problems
    • Daniel Slator died in 1914 at the age of 67, of "old age"
    • Jack's only sibling was named James, who died in World War I
    • When Jack was a child -- possibly after he turned age 13 (in 1905) -- his family moved to England, probably to Liverpool. Jack began an apprenticeship as a shoemaker.
    • Ernest George Larby, husband of Anastasia Nugent (my great-aunt) served in the U.K. army during World War I, according to my Aunt Helen.
    • Katie Nugent and F.J. Hirons had a daughter named Margaret, in addition to a son named Arthur. Below is a photo of Katie and Arthur.
    • I've had contact with Gary Hirons, who lives in Dundee, Scotland, and is a grandchild of Arthur Hirons.
    • I have recently been contacted by Kevin Hirons-Brown, of Glasgow, Scotland, UK, who is one of Arthur Hirons's children. Kevin has kindly provided some of the information below about the Hirons family.
    • I've also been in contact with Ena Griffin from Tipperary, Ireland, who is a daughter of Margaret "Maggie" Nugent. (See #7 below.)

  • Margaret Russell had two siblings, Ann, who never married, and James, who was a member of the Fenian Brotherhood. James was killed in 1867 at age 20 in a Fenian uprising in Ballyhurst, which is one mile from Tipperary. He is buried in Lattin churchyard, which is five or six miles from Tipperary. There is a monument to him there. (HISTORICAL NOTE: On March 5, 1867, an abortive Fenian uprising against English rule took place in Ireland. The unsuccessful rebellion by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, known as the Fenians, gave Australia its final generation of convicts. The 1999 book "The Great Shame and the Triumph of the Irish in the English-Speaking World" by Thomas Keneally tells the story of the Irish shipped to Australia.

The nine children of Daniel Nugent and Margaret Russell appear below in boldface:

  1. Anastasia Nugent (d. Oct. 1983) m. Ernest George Larby (d. 1966)
    Elizabeth (Lizzy) Larby (b. 1919) m. Michael (Micky) Tuohy (b. ~1918 - d. 1996)
    John Tuohy (b. 1948)
    Sheila Tuohy (b. 1949) (Melbourne, Australia) m. Tom Fitzgerald
    Gordon Fitzgerald m. Bridget Reilly
    Laura Fitzgerald
    Alison Fitzgerald m. Stuart Addison
    John Fitzgerald
    Anna Tuohy (b. 1951)
    Ernie Tuohy (b. 1953 - d. ?)
    Michael Tuohy (b. 1954)
    Gerard Tuohy (b. 1957)
    Eddie Tuohy (b. 1958)
    Mary Tuohy (b. 1961) m. Francis Ryan on Jul. 12, 1986
    Kate Elizabeth Tuohy (b. Jun. 8, 1988)
    Lauren Marie Tuohy (b. Aug. 18, 1990)
    Cecelia Tuohy (b. 1962) m. John Farrell (b. May 21, 1963)
    Ciara Farrell (b. Nov. 4, 1989)
    John Farrell (b. Nov. 9, 1991)
    Sinead Farrell (b. May 23, 1994)
    William (Billy) Larby (b. 1920 - d. Feb. 26, 2013) m. Alice M. Higgins (b. ? - d. 2004)
    Eileen Larby (b. 1950) m. Kieran Howard in 1977
    Fiona Howard (b. 1979)
    Stephen Howard (b. 1981)
    Louise Howard (b. 1985)
    Aelish Larby (b. 1953) m. Kieran Tuite in 1974
    Lisa Tuite (b. 1978)
    Nina Tuite (b. 1979)
    Catherine Tuite (b. 1982)
    Emma Tuite (b. 1988)
    William Anthony (Liam) Larby (b. 1958) m. Anne Moreau in 1984
    Robert Larby (b. 1995)
    Mary Larby (b. 1923), m. Harry Walsh (b. 1923 - d. 1995) in 1948
    Jimmy Walsh (b. 1949)
    Anna Walsh (b. 1953) m. Oliver (Ollie) Doyle in 1979
    • Alan (b. 1981)
    • David (b. 1985)

    Ernest Walsh (b. 1959)
    Michael Larby (b. 1925 - d. 1998) m. Kathleen Downes
    Anastasia Larby
    George Larby
    John Larby
    Margaret Larby
    William Larby
    Michael Larby

  2. Catherine (Katie) Mary Nugent m. Arthur Francis John ("F.J.") Hirons (b. ? in Ireland - d. Aug. 16, 1915)1
    Arthur Francis John Hirons (b. 1940 in Dundee, Scotland, - d. May 4, 1978, in Glasgow (?), Scotland), with common law spouse Alexandra Lawrie Hislop Hirons (Locherie) (b. 22th December 1929, Glasgow).

    [Photo: Katie (Nugent) Hirons holding Arthur Hirons]

    Janice Barbara Hirons (b. 7th February 1949, Glasgow), m. Brian Daly on 7th February 1970, in Glasgow.
    Kevin Andrew Hirons (now Hirons-Brown) (b. 30th July 1970, Glasgow).

  3. Mary Nugent (b. May 31, 1894 - d. Jan. 15, 1937) m. John (Jack) Slator (b. May 17, 1892 - d. Mar. 3, 1976) on Apr. 25, 1915 Italian Trulli
    Mary Slator (b. May 17, 1917 - d. Jul. 11, 1995) m. Raymond J. Smith (b. Nov. 8, 1913 - d. ?) on July 13, 1940.
    Marilyn Smith (b. May 2, 1946 - d. 1984) m. Brian Boes (b. 1944)
    Brian Allen Boes (b. Dec. 23, 1965)
    [Marilyn Smith m. Kerry Heywood (b. Jun. 1, 1952)]
    Kaara Rosemary Heywood (b. May 28, 1983)
    Janice Rae Smith (b. Jan. 1, 1949) m. Peter Buckler (b. 1948)
    Theresa Rae Buckler (b. Mar 22, 1967)

    Melissa Rae Buckler (b. Jan. 21, 1969)

    [Janice Rae Smith m. Claude Dumont (b. Dec 21, 1952)]
    Alexander James Smith (b. Mar. 22, 1959) m. ? in 1983 or 1984
    Christopher "C.P." Slator (b. Dec. 12, 1919 - d. Aug. 20, 1982) m. Edith Payton (b. 1920)
    Christopher Francis "Frank" (Payton) Murphy (b. Dec. 19, 1937)

    Barbara "Susan" Jane Roucliffe (b. Christine Dorothy Turner, Sep 20, 1942) m. Bruce Hover

    Donald Ian Hover (b. Nov. 11, 1963)

    Andrew Bruce Hover (b. Nov. 16, 1964) m. ?

    Philip Timothy Hover (b. May 14, 1967)

    Susan Hover m. Gilbert Wesley Scott (b. May 26, 1938)

    [C.P. Slator m. Yvette Emelda Nault (b. Dec. 1, 1922 - d. Nov. 4, 1995)]
    Donna "Danielle" Slator (b. Aug. 4, 1947) m. Samuel Zaitlin (b. Dec. 5, 1948) [divorced on __________] Barbara Karen Slator (Feb. 14, 1951) m. William Worton (b. Mar. 23, 1951)
    Zachary William Worton (b. Mar. 1, 1977)

    Kelli Christine Worton (b. Mar. 29, 1979)

    [Barbara Karen Slator m. Reg Grieve on Sep. 29, 1995]

    Daniel Patrick Slator (b. Oct. 3, 1952) m. Shelley White (b. June 12, 1957)

    Michael Patrick Slator (b. Mar. 5, 1983)

    Elizabeth Whitney Slator (b. Jun. 19, 1986)

    Diane Ellen Slator (b. Sep. 24, 1956) m. Melvin James Aide (b. Oct. 1, 1951 - d. July 24, 2007)
    Ellen "Helen" Slator (b. Feb. 23, 1922)

    Michael Slator (b. Feb. 25, 1924 - d. Aug. 29, 1973) m. Isabel Vera Spencer (b. Sep. 15, 1929). [For more on my Dad's family, click here].

    Brian Michael Slator (b. Oct. 29, 1952) m. Rita Louise Haney (b. May 27, 1956)
    Adam Paul Miller (b. Apr. 28, 1978)

    Audrey Ruth Slator (b. Mar. 26, 1983)

    Megan Elizabeth Slator (b. Jun. 25, 1986)

    Nancy Ellen Slator (b. Sep. 20, 1956) m. Curtis Stubbs (b. Sep. 11, 1956)
    Jason Curtis Stubbs (b. Oct. 1, 1983)

    Daniel Michael Stubbs (b. Mar. 20, 1989)

    Kevin Timothy Slator (b. Nov. 14, 1960) m. Margaret "Peggy" Anne O'Leary (b. Apr. 27, 1957)
    Caitlin O'Leary Slator (b. Sep. 27, 1988)

    Michael O'Leary Slator (b. Jan. 22,1991)

    Andrew O'Leary Slator (b. Apr. 17, 1994)

    Patrick John Slator (b. Dec. 5, 1965) m. Shelley Marie Plante (b. Jun. 8, 1964)
    Haley Ellen Slator (b. Mar. 24, 1996)

    Kyla Slator (b. Nov. 10, 1998)

    Daniel Slator (b. Nov. 30, 1926 - d. Aug. 9, 1944)

    James "Jimmy" Paul Slator (b. Oct. 27, 1929 - d. Oct. 28, 1988) m. Caroline Scratton (b. Dec. 13, 1924 - d. 1992)

    Terry Slator (b. Jun. 21, 1947) m. Rita Jutra (b. Aug. 18, 1945)
    David Alexander Slator (b. Aug. 18, 1974)

    Mark James Slator (b. Aug. 20, 1977)

    [Terry Slator m. Brenda Corrine Shaw (b. 1958 - d. Jan. 9, 1999)]

    Shirley Slator (b. Sep. 3, 1948 - May 2, 2005)

    Theresa Penner (b. May 31, 1965) m. James Wiens (now divorced)
    Kyla Wiens (b. Sep. 26, 1986)
    [Shirley Slator m. George James]
    Stacey Lynn James (b. Dec 10, 1969)

    Michael George James (b. Aug. 5, 1973) m. Anita L. Tetreault (b. Aug. 6, 1975) on May 27, 1995

    [Shirley Slator m. Lorne F. "Bud" Harley]

    Mary Theresa Slator (b. May 19, 1957) m. Kerry Guilio Disano (b. May 21, 1963)

    Margaret "Peggy" Slator (b. Aug. 16, 1933) m. Robert "Bob" Hooper (b. Oct. 2, 1932) on Feb. 14, 1953

    Kenneth Hooper (b. Dec. 25, 1954)

    Edwin "Ted" Hooper (b. Apr. 3, 1957)

    Kathleen Hooper (b. Oct. 17, 1964) m. Barry Doner

    Jayden Doner (b. Jan. 10, 1996)

    Coleton Doner (b. Jan ?, 1999)

    [John Slator m. Diana (Watson) Slator (b. Mar. 30, 1922 - d. Nov. 26, 1975) on Jun. 13, 1945]

    Robert "Sandy" Alexander Slator (b. Jul. 10, 1944) m. June Lenore (Lindsay) Slator (b. Jun. 1, 1944 - d. Jul. 13, 2003)
    Jordan Alexander Slator (b. Aug. 19, 1970)

    Marnie Leeanne Slator (b. May. 7, 1974 - d. Dec. 27, 2013) m. Daniel Healy

      • Norah June Healy (b. ?)
      • Vivian May Healy (b. ?)
    Robert "Sandy" Alexander Slator (m. Gail)
    Allison Anne Slator (b. Sep. 16, 1948) m. Gordon Block (b. Mar. 11, 1945) on Oct. 4, 1966.
    Ryan Block (b. Jun. 10, 1977)

    Erin Block (b. Oct. 14, 1980 - d. 1993)

    Shannon Block (b. Feb. 29, 1984)

    Laura Block (b. Feb. 29, 1984) m. Adam Draward on Sept. 3, 2017, at St. Andrews, MB, Canada

  4. Margaret "Maggie" Nugent m. John Corbett
    Tommy Corbett m. Cora Ennis. Tommy and Cora Corbett have the following children:
    Thomas Corbett
    Josephine Corbett
    Liam Corbett
    Christina Corbett
    Niall Corbett
    Stephen Corbett
    Noel Corbett
    Margaret "Ena" Corbett m. James Griffin
    Michael Griffin (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
    Margaret Griffin (Tipperary, Ireland)
    James Griffin (Dublin, Ireland)
    Mary Griffin (Dublin, Ireland)
    John Griffin (St. Louis, Missouri, USA) m. Tanya Cordes (of Phoenix, Arizona) on ______, 1990

      • Samuel Muiris, b. 1995
      • Isaac James, b. 1998
      • Margaret "Maggie" Eleanor, b. 1999
      • Josephine "Josie" Marie, b. 2002.

      Eleanor Griffin (co. Tipperary, near Nenagh)
      Maurice Griffin (Llenalli, Wales)
      Gerard Griffin (Tipperary, Ireland)
      Alice Griffin (Tipperay, Ireland)
      Brenda Griffin (Dublin, Ireland)
      Oliver Griffin (Australia)
      Paul Griffin (Australia)
    Alice Corbett m. Michael Roche (d. 1999)
    Elizabeth (Roche) McLafferty
    Margaret Roche
    Alice Roche
    Michael Roche
    John Roche
    Miriam Roche
    Patricia Roche
  5. Daniel Nugent (d. Jul.1976) m. Mary Moloney (d. 1977)

    Michael (Mickey) Nugent (b. 1919 - d. Nov. 23, 2004)

    Daniel (Danny) Nugent (b. Apr. 12, 1928) m. Bridget (Bridie) (Kelly) Nugent (b. Aug. 26, 1930)

    Gerard (Gerry) Nugent (b. Nov. 1957) m. Elizabeth (Betty) Guinan on Jun. 26, 1981
    Sarah Nugent (b. Feb. 11, 1985)
    Paul Nugent (b. Feb. 13, 1987)
    Thomas Nugent (b. Jul. 27, 1990)
    Mary Nugent (b. Sep. 13, 1963) m. Billy Collins (b. Feb. 1, 1963)
    Neil Collins (b. Jun. 25, 1985)
    Eoin Collins (b. Aug. 12, 1987)
    Kate Collins (b. Nov. 29, 1988)
    Brendan Collins (b. Nov. 7, 1990)
    Daniel Collins (b. Nov. 13, 1991)
    Will Collins (b. Mar. 12, 1999)

    Hugh Nugent (b. Jan. 28, 1959) m. Assumpta Stack on Feb. 11, 1997

    Martin Nugent (b. Jul. 29, 1960) m. Clare Purcell on Jul. 7, 1985

    Jimmy Nugent m. Peggy Aikens

    • Jimmy Nugent
    • Danny Nugent
    • Patrick Nugent
    • Michael Nugent
    • John Nugent

    Christopher (Christy) Nugent (b. ? - d. Dec. 1992) m. Mary Maher

    Margaret Nugent m. Patrick Coffey
    John Nugent

  6. Christopher (Christy) Nugent (d. Oct. 1981) m. Mary Maher (d. Jul. 1974)
    Margaret Nugent m. Desi Gough

  7. John Nugent (d. 1964) did not marry

  8. Michael Nugent (died very young)

    1F.J. Hirons is listed on the "Debt of Honor Register," which is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. The CWGC was "established by Royal Charter in 1917. Its duties are to mark and maintain the graves of the members of the forces of the Commonwealth who were killed in the two World Wars, to build memorials to those who have no known grave and to keep records and registers, including, after the Second World War, a record of the Civilian War Dead."

    According to the CWGC, FJ Hirons (#3049) was a rifleman with the 3rd Battalion, Rifle Brigade. He was killed on Monday, August 16, 1915, and is buried in the LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. He was survived by Catherine Mary Hirons, of 10, Cashel Rd., Tipperary.

    The name of my uncle, "Michael Joseph" Danny Slator, who died during World War II, can also be found on the CWGC's Debt of Honor Register.

    Thank you to Danny Nugent of Tipperary, Billy Larby of Dublin (and Billy's daughter, Aelish Tuite), Ena Griffin of Tipperary, and Jimmy Nugent of New South Wales, Australia, for providing much of the above information.

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