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with tanks, wells, and is fenced and cross fenced thoroughly, large branding pens with dehorning chutes, squeezers, dipping vats and is especially fine in that it has plains lands for summer range and brakes for winter range. The cattle brand is U Lazy S on left side, crop the left ear. The home is modern in every respect, having electric lights, hot and cold running water, electric washing machine, churns, irons, woodsaw, etc. A radio receiving station is installed which picks up the daily markets and evening entertainments all over the United States.
One special achievement of Mr. Slaughter's is the crossing of the buffalo with Brahma cows, which is readily done and is known as the "cattalo." Then he has succeeded in producing a second cross, which has been thought impossible, resulting in a large, heavy, thrifty animal known as the "Vernier."
He was married in July, 1880, to Miss Belle May of Dallas and they had three children, Mamie, J. B. Jr., and Louie, deceased. Mamie, the daughter, married Frank E. Lott, a real estate man of Kansas City, and lives there. J. B. Jr., is on the ranch with his father and mother having finished his education, graduating from Yale University in 1914.
John B. Slaughter is one of the best known cattlemen in the state and his superior judgment and thorough knowledge of the cattle industry has resulted in his success where others failed. He is loved by all his men and highly esteemed by all who have his acquaintance.
Although seventy-five years of age, every day except Sunday, which is vigorously held as a day of rest on the ranch, he will be found on his favorite horses riding over the range, looking after his cattle and inspecting windmills, tanks, fences, etc. This outdoor life keeps him fit and he is hale and hearty and can, as he says outride and outwork any man on the ranch today.