Mrs. Emily Miller Slavin, formerly of this city, passed away at her home in Vallejo on Christmas eve, the news of her death being received here on Friday with great regret by her many friends.

Mrs. Slaven (sic) was a native of Petaluma, aged 33 years, and spent the greater part of her life here. She was educated at St. Vincent's Academy. and after leaving here she went to Gilroy, where she filled a position as teacher tn the public schools. While thus employed, she was wooed and won by Senator James Slavin, and the marriage was a happy one. The husband survives, as does a brother and sister, as follows: Thomas H. Miller of Morgan Hill, and Mrs. A. B. Ward of Gilroy. The arrangements for the funeral are not known.

Mrs. Slavin was a young woman of splendid personality, and was a true Christian. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her, and the news of her death causes genuine sorrow and regret.

The Petaluma (California) Argus-Courier, December 25, 1908.


The funeral of the late Mrs. James Slavin of Hollister took place in Gilroy on Saturday. As stated in Saturday's Argus, Mrs. Slavin died at Dr. Hogan's Hospital In Vallejo on Christmas day, after a long illness. She was a highly esteemed former Petaluman, and the wife of former Assemblyman Slavin of San Benito county. After graduating from St. Vincent's Academy in this city, she taught school in Gilroy where she married Mr. Slavin, her family being prominent in the educational, religious, and Santa Clara. T. D. Slaven (sic), city editor of the Oroville Mercury, is a brother-in-law. Mrs. Slaven (sic) is a niece of the late Father Hudson of Gilroy.

The Petaluma (California) Argus-Courier, December 26, 1908.