The hand of death claimed another old and respected resident of the town and district in the person of Mr. John Slavin, who passed away at the Wellington District Hospital on Tuesday afternoon last. The late Mr. Slavin had not known a day's sickness until about three weeks ago, when he was suddenly stricken down. He was conveyed to the Wellington District Hospital but despite every care and attention, he passed away. The deceased, who was 63 years of age, was a single man, being a native of Baker's Swamp. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. Slavin, of Neurea, and followed farming pursuits at Baker's Swamp practically all his life. He was a man of quiet and unassuming disposition, well liked and held in the highest esteem by all with whom lie came in contact, and his death will he received with regret by a large circle of friends in this district. He is survived by two brothers and sisters, the brothers being Messrs. Arthur (Baker's Swamp), and Edward (Sydney). His sisters are Mrs. Charles Rutter (Forbes), and Mrs. McAndrews (Wellington). The remains were encased in a polished maple casket, silver mounted, and were laid to rest in the Church of Enirlaud portion of the Wellington cemetery yesterday afternoon, the service at the graveside being read by Rev. K. D. Norman. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. C. J. Shakespeare and Sons.
Wellington (New South Wales, Australia) Times, September 5, 1940.