On Tuesday night, October 22, Mr. J.B. Slavens died after an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Slavens lived in Whitesboro many years, having been postmaster several years of that time, and leaves a family and large circle of friends to mourn his loss.

The funeral took place Wednesday afternoon, as was conducted by the Masonic fraternity, of which order the deceased had been a member for a long time.

Whitesboro (Texas) News October 18, 1889.