On Tuesday last the death occurred of Mrs. James Slaven, of Wistow, at the age of 84 years. Mrs. Slaven was a well known resident and highly respected by her many friends and acquaintances. Together with her husband, who predeceased her, Mrs. Slaven was a foundation member of the Mount Barker Caledonian Society, besides being a staunch supporter of the Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Slaven's very active lifetime was spent at Wistow until a few years ago when failing health necessitated her staying with her daughter, Mrs. L. Bruce, in Mount Barker. On Monday of last week Mrs. Slaven suffered a stroke which resulted in her passing. The funeral will leave the residence of Mrs. Bruce at 2 p.m. today (Thursday) for the Wistow cemetery.
Mrs. Slaven is survived by three sons: Archie (Glossop) Malcolm (Leederville, W.A.), and Angas (Exeter), and two daughters—Lydia (Mrs. Potts, Wistow), and Mary (Mrs. Bruce, Mt. Barker).
Mount Barker (South Australia, Australia) Courier and Onkaparinga and Gumeracha Advertiser, August 3, 1950.