Mrs. Josephine Slaven, widow of Francis E. Slaven, died at her home, 8 Park place, yesterday, following an illness of about a year. Mrs. Slaven was born in Utica and her maiden name was Josephine Myres. She was educated in the Utica Catholic Academy and in 1905 was married to Mr. Slaven, who died eight years ago. She was a member of St. John's Church, and, since its organization, of the Church of Our Lady of Lourdes. Surviving are a son, John Myres Slaven, and a sister, Miss Annie C. Myres of this city.
Utica (New York) Herald-Dispatch, November 22, 1919.