News of the death of Mr. John E. Slaven, at his home in Denver, Colorado, was received on Tuesday night. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Slaven, of this place, and has many friends and schoolmates in Monterey, to whom the news of his death, which occurred on the 31st. ult., comes like a thunderbolt. He left Monterey in 1869, going with his father's family to Missouri. Being in ill health, he left there three years later going to Colorado, in which climate he regained his strength. He remained a resident of that state up to the time of his death. He was married about twelve years ago to Miss Harrie Barnes, of his adopted state; and, although far away from home and kindred, it is a comfort to his family here to know that he enjoyed the ministrations of a loving companion, who closes the short, sad announcement of his death with these words: "0h, God, help and sustain me under this heavy burden, for it seems greater than I can bear!"
Mr. Slaven was 46 years old.
Highland Recorder (Monterey, Virginia), February 7, 1896.