Mr. R.C. Slaven died Monday night at his home near Oswalt postoffice, south of Troutman. He was 91 years old and a well to do citizen. He is survived by a wife and two daughters, Mrs. T.A. Carrigan of Statesville, and Mrs. Mary Arthurs of Rowan County. He was the grandfather of Messrs. J.S. and T.R. Kerr of Statesville, and Mr. J.S. Kerr attended the funeral and burial, which took place yesterday at the old St. Michael graveyard south of Troutman.

Statesville (North Carolina) Landmark, January 18, 1907.