Tide Slavens, son of William and Adeline Slavens, was born in Hendricks county, Indiana, Sept. 5, 1884. Tide spent his early life up to the time he was twenty in Indiana and then came to live in Iowa where he united in marriage to Ella Marie Pearson, who preceded him in death on October 11, 1945. To this union was born four children, Guy William, Ila Wynette, Roy Wyman in hospital at Knoxville and Donald of Des Moines.
He suffered with heart trouble for several months and passed away in the Still hospital Sunday morning, October 17, 1948. He leaves to mourn his passing three sons and one daughter, and two older brothers Oder and Jesse of Indiana and (younger brother) Nitus of Earlham. Three brothers, Garner, Ernest, and Guy, and two sisters, Myrtle and Maggie, preceded him in death. He also leaves to mourn his passing a host of friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church Tuesday at 2 o'clock. Interment in the Earlham cemetery.
Those from out of town attending the Tide Slavens funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pearson and daughters, Mrs. Charles and Mrs. Bert Pearson, all of Des Moines, Mrs. Sadie Slavens and Martha Slavens Barr of Stuart.
Earlham (Iowa) Echo, Oct. 21, 1948