(Note: Mrs. Britton is Lucy Frances Slavens, daughter of the first William Fletcher Slavens (1832-1861) and Frances Ann McCoy. She had previously been married to Thomas Jefferson Slavens's wife's brother, Richard Elsberry, who died in 1882.)
The following relatives attended the funeral of Mrs. John R. Britton bere Monday: Will H. Clare, of Rolla county; Mrs. U.S. Cosan and daughter, of Audrain county; Mrs. Georgia Clare and two sons, and Mrs. Firman Enslen, daughter and three sons, of Montgomery county; Spencer McCoy, of Foristell, and Wm. McCoy, of Wentzville.
Mrs. J.R. Britton, who had been confined to her bed by sickness for several months, died last Sunday morning about 7 o'clock at her home in this city. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by her pastor, Rev. John T. Mason, after which the interment was at the city cemetery. An obituary appears elsewhere in this paper.
Troy (Missouri) Free Press, June 14, 1907.