The death of William Thomas Slavens, age 70 years, prominent farmer of Clinton township, occurred at the Putnam County Hospital, in Greencastle, Sunday night at 10:55 o'clock after an illness extending over three years. Mr. Slavens was taken to the hospital four weeks ago. Mr. Slavens was born and had spent his entire life in Clinton Township. He served as trustee of Clinton Township for two terms a number of years ago. He is survived by two children: George Slavens of Waveland; Mrs. Nora B. Tuttle, Anderson St., Greencastle; two brothers, L.C. Slavens of Indianapolis and Homer Slavens of Clinton Township, and one sister, Mrs. H.C. Bowen of Peru. Funeral services were held from the Clinton Falls Methodist Church at 10:30 Tuesday morning with interment at Clinton Falls cemetery.
Waveland (Ind.) Independent, December 26, 1924.
(reprinted from Greencastle (Indiana) Herald, December 22, 1924.)