I was on genealogybank.com in search of any newspaper reference to my Slater family of Wayne County, Pennsylvania or Sullivan County, New York. I was about to give up when all of the sudden I see an article about a Samuel Slater, similar age according to the information I do have, that died in a house fire in Honesdale, Pennsylvania in April 1904.
http://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 30 November 2012), Newspaper Archives (1690 - 2010).
Hmmm. Then I find another article with an age that is very close to my Samuel Slater.
I can't stop here! Is this my Samuel Slater that supposedly died in a hotel fire in Boston? To be continued....