John Slaven, 71, resident of the Zamora district since 1884, died suddenly shortly after 9 a.m. Tuesday in Woodland. A heart attack that followed a prolonged illness proved fatal.
Well known throughout the county for many years, Slaven was one of the pioneer settlers of western Yolo, where he interested himself in farm ing. He lived with a nephew, James Slaven, before being brought to Woodland on account of his failing health. Slavers was a native of county Tyrone, Ireland. His parents died there before he started for America. He never married, and of his immediate family only a sister, Mrs. John Horgan of Yolo, survives him.
He leaves many neices and nephews in California, in the East and in Ireland. Those who live in Yolo county are James, Leo, John, and B. M. Slaven, and Bernard Horgan, all Of Zamora; Marguerite and Sophie Slaven, Mrs. A. Hermle, Mrs. P. Murphy, and John Gorman, all of Woodland; John Horgan, Henry Gorman and Mrs. A. Abele, all of Yolo; Mrs. Joseph Weiss of Madison.
With the Krellenberg company in charge of arrangements, funeral services will held at 9 a.m. Friday in Holy Rosary church. Interment will follow in the Catholic Cemetery.
Woodland (California) Daily Democrat November 22, 1927.