Many of our citizens, especially the old-timers, will remember Bernard Slavin, one of the pioneers of this territory, who, we believe, became a resident of Denver in 1860, and for six succeeding years had charge of the wholesale liquor house of B. Roop. For some time past, we are informed, he has been a resident of Keokuk, Iowa, where he died a week ago yesterday, from the effects of a sudden attack of insanity. He is remembered as a kind-hearted man and a good citizen. He had accumulated considerable means, and, having no family, he had made a will which gave to Miss Farrell, an invalid, $3,000, the Sisters of Charity in Keokuk, $3,000, and the Sisters of Visitation at Ottumwa, $3,000, besides several thousand dollars for charitable uses.
Daily Rocky Mountain News (Denver, Colorado), August 23, 1874.