Former Nye Clerk Passes In Las Vegas

Special to Gazette Journal
LAS VEGAS - Mrs Frances Slavin, 85 widow of Charles L. Slavin, both well known Nevada residents for many years, died Wednesday night in a Las Vegas rest home after a lengthy illess.

Mrs. Slavin had been in failing health for the past few years and entered the rest home in recent months.

Born March 5, 1875 in Brooklyn, NY, she and Mr. Slavin came to Nevada from Colorado shortly after the turn of the century. Prominent in Tonopah circles, Mr. Slavin formerly served Nye County as sheriff and, until his death in 1935, as county clerk-treasurer. Mrs. Slavin succeeded her husband in the county post and served as clerk-treasurer for many years.

Survivors include two sons Edward R. Slavin, postmaster at Tonopah, and Eugene Slavin of Henderson; three daughters, Mrs. Isabelle Blackman of Las Vegas, Mrs. Catharine Barlow of Hawthorne, and Mrs. Frances Cole of Whitter, California; a sister, Mrs. Josephine Melber of Independence, Colo.; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held in St. Patrick's Catholic Church Tonopah, Saturday at 9 a.m. Recitation of the rosary will be conducted at the Logan Funeral Home in Tonopah Friday evening.

Reno (Nevada) Evening Gazette, May 12, 1960.