Mrs. M. J. Slaven died Monday evening, April 6, 1908, at her home on Bridge street of paralysis, aged nearly 69 years. She had been downtown Saturday evening and on returning about 8 o'clock felt very weak and lay down on the lounge and very soon it was discovered that the left side was paralyzed. She was conscious only part of the time afterward.
Hanah Keyes was born in New York state May 15, 1839. During the Civil war she came went on a visit with a sister, living near Rochester. She was married in the old St. Augustine's church in this city, June 26, 1867, Rev. Father McDermitt officiating. They lived near Rose Creek for several years and then moved to Rochester. Later they lived several years near Sutton and 18 years ago came to Austin to reside, so that nearly all of her married life was spent in this county. She leaves her husband and one daughter, Estella Slaven. Also three sisters, Mrs. Wymes of Waterbury, Conn.; Mrs. F.M. Peirson of Grand Meadow; and Mrs. John Ryan of this city. Deceased was a faithful member of St. Augustine's church. She was of retiring disposition, a great lover of her home and was always much interested in young people. She had a sympathetic heart and she endeared herself to many choice friends. She will be greatly missed in the home and church. Funeral services will be held this morning at the Catholic church. Interment in the Catholic cemetery.
Mower County (Lansing, Minnesota) Transcript, April 8, 1908.