Miles Slavin Sr. who died recently at Green Isle, Minn., was one of the pioneers of Minnesota, having resided here for the last fifty-six years. He was born in County Leathram, Ireland, 82 years ago and came to this country while a young man, settling at Scranton, PA. Here Mr. Slavin accepted a position as engineer on the Erie railroad, which position he held until 1857, when he moved to Minnesota, settling at Faxon, a Minnesota river village. One year later, he moved to Green Isle. He had served for a number of years as chairman of the county commissioners of Sibley county and as a member of the board of supervisors of Green Isle.
Newpaper not recorded, March 30, 1913.
Note: Obituary courtesy of Tom Esser and Kathy Cook. Tom notes that his gggrandfather spelled his name "Myles" and I'll note that it's County Leitrim.