Mrs. Sarah Slavens, mother of City Counselor and J.W.L. Slavens, is gradually sinking, but may live two or three days. She is 79 years of age. Her present condition is attributed to an attack of lagrippe. Mr. J.W.L. Slavens has telegraphed home from Queenstown.
Kansas City (Missouri) Star, February 28, 1890.
The following deaths were reported during the twenty-four hours ending at noon today: Slavens, Sarah, 79 years, 119 Maple, general disability.
Kansas City (Missouri) Star, March 3, 1890.