Samuel Slavens, 88 years old, died at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Bertha B. Williams, 721 North Eleventh street. He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Riley, Ind., and a member of the Odd Fellows at Staunton, Ind. For 60 years he was a Baptist minister. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Williams and Mrs. Bell Cooper of Clinton; a son Ike of Clinton; and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Reeves of West Terre Haute. The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the residence. Burial will be in Grandview cemetery.
Terre Haute (Ind.) Tribune, Dec. 22, 1921