Old Railroad Man Dead
A Former Employee of the Sussex
Mahlon K. Slaght, one of the old employees
of the Sussex Railroad, who removed from Newton four years ago, died
at home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Arthur Kent, last Saturday evening
from heart trouble. His remains were brought to Newton on Monday.
Mr. Slaght was for thirty-five years employed by the railroad and
spent a good portion of that time firing a locomotive of which Joseph
Devore, who died the day before Christmas at his home here, was the
engineer. Mr. Slaght's wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Steelman, died
in 1890. Three daughters and a son survive Mr. Slaght. They are Mrs.
Sarah Nicholls, of Lawnwood Avenue, Mrs. Harry Leobold of East Orange,
Mrs. Adelaide Woodward, who also lived with Mrs. Kent in Easton, and
George Slaght of Woodside Avenue. The funeral services were held Tuesday
afternoon at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Frank Perry, on Cedar
Street, Rev. Milton E. Grant, of the First Methodist Church officiating.