Fenton Mercer Slaughter was born on January 10, 1826 in what is now called West Virginia. He came to California in 1849 and moved to Chino in 1868. He was a San Bernardino county supervisor from 1885 - 1890. He was a mechanical engineer and rancher. Slaughter died on May 29, 1897.
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