Stricken suddenly while walking on North Seventh street Thursday night about 9 o'clock, John Slaven, 79, of Kinderhook, is in the Hudson City hospital today where his condition is described as "fair."
Mr. Slaven was walking toward Warren street, during the band concert at Edmonds Hose company, when he was suddenly stricken. He fell to the sidewalk. A Hudson physician was called and after first aid treatment Mr. Slaven was taken to the hospital in the city ambulance.
It was first thought that Mr. Slaven had been injured in the fall, but the hospital listed him as a "medical case."
A large crowd gathered as Mr. Slaven lay on the sidewalk waiting for the ambulance. Police Officers Egan and Hart investigated.
Hudson (New York) Register, July 5, 1941.