Two Prominent Pine City Men Called to Rest

Death came the past weekend for two prominent Pine City residents, Dr. F.G. Nethercott, 65, doctor of medicine there since 1929, who died Friday, and Dr. James E. Slaven, 86, one of the oldest practicing dentists in Minnesota, WhO passed away unexpectedly at his home Saturday afternoon.


Born in Reedsburg, Wis., November 21, 1877, Dr. James E. Slaven spent his early years there.

He graduated from the Northwestern University school of dentistry in 1900 and on February 8, 1908, was united in marriage to Caroline Medley in Seattle, Wash. She passed away some time ago but Dr. Slaven leaves a son, James, at Pine City, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Clayton, Mt. Dora, Fla.

Dr. Slaven was in Sandstone for a number of years and in 1925 located in Pine City where he had maintained an office. He was believed to be the oldest dentist in Minnesota still in practice.

The funeral services were held at 9 o'clock yesterday morning from the Church of Immaculate Conception with Father Daniel McEnery officiating and burial was made in the Birchwood cemetery. The pallbearers were Jess Ingram, Carl Iverson Sr., Tom Connaker, William A. Sauser, Arthur E. Nelson, and George Bretchel.

A rosary was held at 8 o'clock Tuesday evening.

Ascov (Minnesota) American, October 3, 1963.