Many friends will learn with profound regret of the sudden death of Miss Minnie A. Slaven of 191 Third avenue, which occurred about 9:30 o'clock last night. She had been spending the evening calling on friends. When she had reached home she was overcome. She climbed up the steps and then called for her mother. Ex-Ald. Owen F. Luker heard her cries and went to her assistance and helped her into the house and Dr. A.L. Holden and Dr. W.V. Quinn were called. Before the physicians arrived life was extinct and Coroner Dodd was notified. It was found that death was due to acute dilation of the heart, with which she had been troubled for a year or two.
Miss Slaven was an estimable resident of this city and was the daughter of Margaret and the late Matthew Slaven. She was born in Rochester 39 years ago. She attended the schools in Rochester and was graduated from the Nazareth Convent in that place. After graduating she taught in the public schools for a period of eight years. The family moved to this city about six years ago and she had since made her home with her mother. She was a lady possessed of many admirable traits and with her many sterling qualities she made friends which she retained. She was greatly devoted to her home, where she found the most enjoyment In life. she was highly esteemed by all who knew her and her untimely death will cause sincere regret. She was a member of St. John's Church and all the societies connected therewith. She is survived by her mother and three brothers, the Rev. William H. Slaven, pastor of St. Paul's Church, Whitesboro; Matthew J. Slaven of this city, and Francis E. Slaven, who is employed in the mail service on the New York Central Railroad.
The funeral will be held from St. John's Church Monday morning. The interment will be made In Rochester.
Utica (New York) Herald-Dispatch, February 14, 1907.