Anthony Slavin, a good-for-nothing fellow, whose family lives at No. 833 East Thirty-fourth street, was being held for examination yesterday in the Yorkville Police Court, on a charge, preferred by the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, of failing to provide for the support of his five children. Since the death of the mother, two weeks ago, the children have been supported by the neighbors, while the father has spent all he earned in liquor stores. Officer Wilson, who represented the Society, said that the mother's death was from overwork and trouble of mind because of her husband's abandonment of her and his family.
New York (New York) Times, August 26, 1880.
Note: This is probably the Anthony Slevin family in the 1880 New York census. See a transcript here.