H.H. Slavens, dry goods merchant at Woodland, is the son of H. and Lydia (Goodman) Slavens. His father, a native of Kentucky, and a farmer and drover, died in Iowa in 1869; his mother, born in Indiana, is still living in Ottumwa, Iowa. In 1855 Mr. Slavens, when seventeen years of age, came to California, landing first at Stockton, where he worked at odd jobs, mostly farm work, until he came in 1883 to Woodland, where he has since been successfully engaged in merchantile business. For several years he was on Main street; but the present year, 1890, he opened a dry goods and clothing store opposite the old stand and near the Capital Hotel. The establishment is now known as the Star Clothing House, and they carry a large stock of fancy goods and are well known throughout the county.
Mr. Slavens was married in 1881, to Emma Canion, who was born in Santa Clara county, and their two children are: Harold, aged five years, and Effie, one year.
A Memorial and Biographical History of Northern California,
Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago 1891.