John Slavin, a well-known resident of the Twenty-fifth Ward who has been identified with Brooklyn politics for the last twenty years, died of fatty degeneration of the heart at his residence, 2,152 Fulton street, on Sunday morning. Mr. Slavin was a firm supporter of the Democratic candidates local offices. Recently he was he was defeated by James Fitzgerald as a Delegeate to the Democratic General Committee. At the time of his death he was in the liquor business at Fulton street and Rockaway avenue. He was for years engaged in the same business at Olasson and Park avenues and at Raymond and Johnson streets. Mr. Slavin was born in Ireland thrity-eight years ago. The funeral services will be held at his late residence at 9:30 A.M. tomorrow.
Brooklyn (New York) Eagle, December 31, 1889.
SLAVIN-- On Sunday, December 29, 1889, John Slavin, beloved husband of Catherine A. McMenanam, in his 38th year of age, a native of Killygordon, County Donegal, Ireland.
Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, 2,152 Fulton st., on Wednesday, January 1, 1890, at 9:30 A.M., thence to the Church of the Presentation, corner of Rockaway and St. Marks avs. Interment in the Holy Cross cemetery.
Brooklyn (New York) Eagle, December 30, 1889.
On Sunday last, Mr. John Slavin, a well known prominent liquor dealer in Brooklyn, died at his residence and place of business, corner of Fulton street and Rockaway avenue, as already announed in the Eagle. At the 9 o'clock mass at the Church of St. Francis de Sales yesterday Father McTague, the pastor, requested the prayers of the congregation for the soul of the deceased and afterward referred with feeling to a statement made by some person, whom he did not mention, that the Fathers of Mercy had been sent for to give the last consolations of religion to the dying man and had refused to attend him. Father McTague said that this was an untruth, a calumny, a lie. He was sorry to have to speak so strongly on the festival they were celebrating, but such a falsehood should not be allowed to pass unchallenged. Priests were exposed to criticism sufficient without it being necessary that a malicious libel of this kind should go uncontradicted. Mr. Slavin was attended by Father Barker, of the Church of St. Francis de Sales, who administered the last sacraments of the church in the presence of Father McCarren. Father McTague invited the author of the false report to call at the rectory and apologize.
Brooklyn (New York) Eagle, January 2, 1890.