A blow on the left breast directly over the heart is said to have contributed in no small degree to the death of Joseph Slavin, who passed away at the city hospital this morning. The hospital authorities gave out the information that death was due to pneumonia, but friends of the dead man and fellow workmen say the beating he recelved last Saturday at the hands of a man named Woods had something to do with the causes leading up to his death.
Joe Slavin, who was one of the oldest and best known kiln hands in the East Liverpool pottery district, and after the trouble Saturday afternoon, which is said to have occurred on Sixth street, went to his home in the alley at the rear of Fourth street, a very sick man. Mrs. Slavin said today that he complained of his left side and said he believed some of his ribs were broken. She thought little of the trouble at the time, but when he became worse on Monday and later was taken to the hospital she could not refrain from giving the matter some credence. She was greatly shocked at the news of his death, and though in no condition herself to give the matter serious consideration, has arranged to have an investigation made.
Joseph Slavin was born at Glasgow, Scotland, 42 years ago, and worked there as a kiln hand for several years. He married Miss Mary Baird, also a resident of Glasgow, and a part of their married life was spent In Scotland.
Eighteen years ago the family came to the United Slates, locating at Trenton, N. J., where Joe was employed in a number of the potteries. Later they removed to East Liverpool and for the past 15 years have been located in East Liverpool. The wife and six children survive. The children are Anna, Joseph, John, Nellie, J. Thomas, and Thelma. Funeral services will be conducted from St. Aloysios' church Saturday morning and interment will he made in the Catholic cemetery.
The Evening Review (East Liverpool, Ohio), October 11, 1906.