Frank Slavens, aged 69 years, died at the home of his son, H.B. Slavens, 4 miles north of town Saturday morning. Mr. Slavens was in fairly good health until he had an attack of the flu some time ago. Since then he has had trouble with his throat bleeding. A short funeral was held at the residence Sunday afternoon after which the remains were interred in the Tracy cemetety.
Deceased was well known in this section of the county and had many friends who will be grieved to learn of his death.
Pineville (Missouri) Democrat, June 1, 1923.
Benjamin Franklin Slavens died at the home of his son H.B. Slavens, four miles north of Pineville, last Saturday afternoon, May 26, 1923. Mr. Slavens was 69 years, 7 months and 25 days of age and was ill only a few days previous to his death.
He was born in Wayne County, Iowa, August 1, 1853, and moved from his native county to Jasper county, Mo., when a boy. He was married to Sarah J. Rowden in 1878. She died Dec. 29, 1914. To this union was born four children; one died in infancy and another, Mrs Icey Wylie died January 7, 1917. Two sons survive him, H.B. Slavens who furnished his father a home, and J.D. Slavens, the present Sheriff of McDonald county. Mr. Slavens was respected by all who knew him, was a good friend of the Herald and this paper sincerely regrets his death. The remains were laid to rest in the Tracy graveyard by the side of those of his wife. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Rodgers of Splitlog.
Pineville (Missouri) Herald, May 26, 1923.