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Minnesota Pioneer is Dead After Living in the State for 56 Years.

Miles Slavin Sr. who died recently at Green Isle, Minn., was one of the pioneers of Minnesota, having resided here for the last fifty-six years. He was born in County Leathram, Ireland, 82 years ago and came to this country while a young man, settling at Scranton, PA. Here Mr. Slavin accepted a position as engineer on the Erie railroad, which position he held until 1857, when he moved to Minnesota, settling at Faxon, a Minnesota river village. One year later, he moved to Green Isle. He had served for a number of years as chairman of the county commissioners of Sibley county and as a member of the board of supervisors of Green Isle.

Newpaper not recorded, March 30, 1913.

Note: Obituary courtesy of Tom Esser and Kathy Cook. Tom notes that his gggrandfather spelled his name "Myles" and I'll note that it's County Leitrim.