Judge L.C. Slavens was found dead in a chair in the Ashland Hotel shortly after 1 o'clock this afternoon. Dr. Harry Czarlinsky said death came from heart disease.
Judge Slavens had practiced law in Kansas City since 1865. Recently he had been living with a sister on a farm near Platte City, Mo. Through most of his years in Kansas City he had lived at the Ashland Hotel. He went to the hotel shortly after noon and sat down in the lobby. An hour later he was found dead.
Judge Slavens was born in 1836. He was a graduate of DePauw University. He came to Kansas City in 1865. He was an initimate friend of Col. L.H. Waters.
Judge Slavens owned considerable valuable real estate near Platte City, Mo. A daughter was visiting Kansas City today with him and did not learn of his death until late this afternoon.
Judge Slavens was a Republican in politics. He was one of the famous "306" delegates who voted steadily for General Grant for a third term in the convention of 1880. Mrs. Slavens died in 1911. Three daughters survive, Mrs. George McNutt, Mrs. William Emmke, both of Chicago, and Mrs. John Slavens of Parkville.
Kansas City (Missouri) Star, October 23, 1913.
the funeral of Judge Luther C. Slavens will be at the Independence Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, Independence Avenue and Olive Street, at 2:30 o'clock this afternoon. Burial in Union Cemetery. The active pallbearers will be: George W. Fuller, Milton F. Simmons, George E. Bowlin, L.C. Thomas, D.A. Trimble, W.C. Medes, George A. Parker and Roy W. Kendall.
The honorary pallbearers will be: William Warner, James M. Johnson, J.E. Guinette, Thomas J. Seehorn, Col. Robert T. Van Horn, Charles F. Quest, Col. L.H. Waters, John C. gage, Henry N. Ess, Prof. J.T. Ridgway, William T. Jamison, W.F. Spottswood, Joseph J. Davenport, Col. John N. Southern, Jay H. Neff, A.R. Strother, Ronert W. Quarles, Judge Richard H. Field, H.C. McDougal, R.J. Ingraham, Judge Walter A. Powell, Harry G. Moore, Wash Adams, James S. Botsford, Dr. C.B. Hewitt.
Kansas City (Missouri) Star, October 26, 1913.