Matthias P. Slavin died on Wednesday last at his home in Chatham. Mr. Slavin was born in Hyannis, March 4, 1858, the son of Thomas and Margaret Slavin. In early life he entered the employ of the railroad and became an engineer. For a few years he was employed in Provincetown but more than twenty years ago was transferred to the Chatham branch train and moved his family to Chatham which has since been their home. About four and a half years ago he was obliged to give up work on account of ill health and was retired on a pension. Since that time he has continued more or less of an invalid.
In Chatham as in Hyannis and among his fellow-employees Mr. Slavin was highly esteemed as a citizen and neighbor and his death is much regretted.
He married Mary A. McKinley of this village, who survives him with eight children, Mrs Benj. Eldridge, Mrs E.H. Phelps, Mrs Thos. McDermott, Thomas and Richard Slavin, Misses Margaret, Gertrude and Gladys Slavin. Another son died a few years ago.
He also leaves a sister Mary and brother Thomas residing here.
The funeral took place in Chatham Saturday morning and the body was brought here for interment in the Catholic burial ground.
Hyannis (Massachusetts) Patriot, December 11, 1916.