The death occurred at his residence Byron-street on Wednesday morning of Mr. John Slavin, at the age of 54 years, 34 of which was spent in this and the Tumut disricts. The deceased had been a great sufferer for years, aud had consulted some of the best doctors in Sydney for his complaint but got very little relief. He bore his sufferings very patiently and never complained. He was a hardworking man and a staunch Britisher, and always had the courage of his convictions. Deceased was born at Piper's Flat, Wallarewang, and came to these parts when a lad, marrying Miss Harlowe, of Gocup, sister of Mr. J. Harlowe, of Sheridan-street, who survives him, also a family of two sons (John and Cecil) and one daughter (Evelyn). Amongst his sisters is Mrs. Denis Meagher, of Punch-street. The funeral took place on Thursday, his remains being laid to rest along side those of his son in the R.C. portion of the Tumut cemetery.
The Gundagai (New South Wales, Australia) Times and Tumut, Adelong and Murrumbidgee District Advertiser, July 6, 1923.