Jesse Slavens, a pioneer stockman of Jasper county, died yesterday morning at his home, 1021 twentysixth street, following a prolonged illness. Mr. Slavens had made his home in Colfax for forty years. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Mrs. Jessie Marquis. The funeral will be held from the late home Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. The body will be taken to Colfax where it will be buried under the rites of the Riverside Masonic lodge, No. 389.
The Des Moines (Iowa) Register, October 23, 1911.