SLAVIN.-- Mr. J. L. Slavin, of Harrodsburg, died Wednesday evening, at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. George W. Robards. The funeral was conducted this morning, at his late residence, by Dr. J. G. Hunter, after which the remains were brought to Danville for burial in Bellevue cemetery. Mr. Slavin was in the sixty-ninth year of his age, and for twenty-five years had been a resident of Harrodsburg, having moved there from Garrard county. He was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of the orders Of Masonry and the Knights of Honor. The deceased was the step-father of Mrs. James S. Chrisman, of Danville.
Kentucky Advocate (Danville, Kentucky), July 14, 1899.
Mr. J. L. Slavin departed this life, last Wednesday afternoon, about 5 o'clock, at the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. G. W. Robards, on North Main street, aged 65 years, one month and three days. Apoplexy caused his death. The funeral was held at Mrs. Robards', Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, Rev. J. G. Hunter, of the First Presbyterian church, officiating, assisted by Rev. W. O. Goodloe, of the Assembly Presbyterian church. The remains were then conveyed by road to Danville, where interment took place in Bellevue cemetery.
Mr. Slavin was twice married. His first wife was Miss Boone Kennedy, of Garrard county, where he was born and lived until his removal here some twenty-five years ago. Of this union five children sprung, only two surviving, Messrs. Kennedy B. Slavin, of Temple, Tex., and Warren Slavin, of Gold Weight, Tex., both of whom are prosperous railroad men. He was married the second time to Mrs. M.F. Beauchamp, who survives him, in 1873, she having two daughters by a former marriage, one of whom is now Mrs. Jas. Chrisman, of Danville, and the other Mrs. G.W. Robards, of this place. Two brothers and a sister also survive the deceased - Messrs Ben Slavin, of Boyle county and Warren Slavin, of Garrard county and Mrs. Sallie A. Sharp, of Salvisa.
Mr. Slavin was a member of the First Presbyterian church, here; also a Mason and Knights of Honor. He was a kindly man who was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was at one time sheriff of Garrard county, but spent most of his life in railroad and mercantile pursuits. About seven months ago he and his wife moved to the state of Texas, but his health gradually failed and they decided, about a month ago, to return here.
Harrodsburg (Kentucky) Sayings, July 19, 1899