After a long life of 98 1/2 years, Mrs. Emily Candace Slaven passed away at her home in Glen Elder.
Emily Candace Williams, daughter of Joseph and Martha Ann Williams, was born February 27, 1854 near Pulaski, Indiana, and died September 4, 1952, at 7:25 p.m. at the age of 98 years, 6 months, and 7 days.
She with her parentss began their move to Kansas on May 1, 1871, arriving at Glen Elder, June 20,1871, traveling in a covered wagon. There was only house at that time in Glen Elder.
She was married to James Slaven at Cawker City, May 16, 1872, and began housekeeping on his homestead in Walnut Creek township in the Grelletee neighborhood. Mr. Slaven passed away February 4, 1923.
On January 3, 1925 she with her daughter, Ruby, moved into Glen Elder, wheret hey have lived since. Mrs. Slaven was a member of the Christian Church in Glen Elder and also a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Glen Elder.
Mrs. Slaven is survived by seven children, Miss Ruby Slaven of the home, Glen Slaven of Laverne, Oklahoma; Mrs. Eulalie Bettis of Fort Worth, Texas; Mrs. Maud Davis of San Gabriel, California; Mrs. Jessie B. Davis, Mrs. Bessie Vint and Mrs. Ida Vint, all of Glen Elder; twenty-six grandchildren, fifty-four great-grandchildren, and fourteen great-great-grandchildren, making a total of 101 living descendants.
She was pre-deceased by three children, Mrs. Floda Lewallen, Fay Slaven and Henry Slaven.
Pallbearers were the grandsons, Max and Mark Slaven, Kirk and Duane Vint, Jack Davis, and Earl Lewallen. Services were conducted by the Reverands Lloyd Watts of Glen Elder and Virgil Feerer of Winchester. The singers were Patty Porter and Margaret Anderson.
Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bettis of Fort Worth, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Slaven of Laverne, Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Young of Wichita; Mr. and Mrs. Will Stockbridge of Alton; Daisy Davis of Edmond; Mr. and Mrs. Avery Martin of Jewell City; Mr. and Mrs. John Vint and family of Concordia; Mr. and Mrs. Leo F. Black of Mahaska; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Feerer and family of Winchester; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Vint of Salina; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Muck and family of Downs; Mr. and Mrs. Art Newquist of Cawker City; Maud E. Jorgenson, Mrs. LeRoy M. Bourbon, Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Lewallen of Cawker City; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Davis and family of Cawker City; Mr. and Mrs. Max Slaven and family of Cawker City; Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Vint of Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dockstader and family of Miltonville; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Herndon of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Stockbridge of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. Francis Farrow of Beloit; Mrs. Alvin Logue, Mrs. Joe Gaston, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Fritchen of Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. F.C. Grimes of Woodston; Mrs. Ray Cole of Kirwin; Mrs. Harold Kurtz of Alton; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Porter of Ionia; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Muck of Downs; Mrs. Bill Staley of Alton; Mrs. W.J. Plant of Lomita, California; Mrs. Woodward of Beloit; Mr. and Mrs. George Geiser of Beloit; Mrs. John Parks of Beloit; and Mrs. Lola Treaster of St. Louis, Missouri.
Glen Elder Sentinel, September 1952.