James Slavin, 75, caretaker at Williams park in Wauconda, Lake county, struck by an auto Wednesday evening in highway 176, 1 1/2 miles west of Wauconda, died in Condell Memorial hospital at Libertyville. Slavin was walking to a church for Christmas eve service. The driver, Phillip Strohl of RFD 2, McHenry, told police Slavin stepped in front of his car.

Chicago (Illinois) Tribune, December 26, 1952.