Oregon City Courier, Friday, April 2, 1909
DEATH OF D. J. SLOVER
WAS HONORARY MEMBER OF EVERY FIRE COMPANY IN OREGON CITY
Daniel Jasper Slover, a prominent resident of this county, died at the family residence of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Bradley, Wednesday afternoon, from pneumonia, being ill only a few days.
Mr. Slover was born at Little Rock, Arkansas, October 9, 1833, and came across the plains to Oregon in 1851, walking nearly the entire distance. He enlisted during the civil war in the First Oregon and at the time of his death he was a member of Meade Post No. 2, G. A. R. in this city.
He was an ex-fireman and was an honorary member of all the fire companies of this city. Mr. Slover served as fire chief, at that time being a member of the Cataract Hose Company. He was a member of the I. O. O. F., having been one of the oldest members of that organization, and it was his request that this lodge have charge of the funeral services and that the pall-bearers be from the Oregon City Fire Department. His wishes will be carried out, and arrangements have been made for the funeral which will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Mountain View cemetery. Rev. Ghormley will assist the I. O. O. F. in the services.
Deceased leaves a brother, Alfred Slover, Captain of the Police Department of Portland and two brothers, Elias and Enos Slover, who are at present in Eastern Oregon, and two sisters, who reside over on Puget Sound and a sister, Mrs. Eliza Weddle, of Stayton, Oregon.
Oregon City Enterprise, April 9, 1909
Another of our old pioneers has gone to rest. J. D. Slover died March 31. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mrs. Blanchard, of Portland.
D. J. Slover was also a member of McLoughlin Engine Co. No. 1, Oregon City’s first volunteer fire department, organized in 1855.
He as appointed the first Sexton of Mountain View Cemetery at a City Council meeting on April 2, 1883 and served in this position until 1900. Although the position did not have a salary, he was allowed to charge $5.00 for each grave that he dug.
Civil War Pension Index:
Slover, Daniel J.
E 1 Oreg. Inf. & Indian War
1887 Feb 19, Invalid, Application: 598752, Application: 468698
Name: Daniel J. Slover
Regiment State/Origin: Oregon Territory
Regiment: 1st Regiment, Oregon Infantry
Rank In: Private
Rank Out: Private
Film Number: M553 roll 1
Name: Daniel J Slover
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Oregon
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company E, Oregon 1st Infantry Regiment.
Death Place: Clackamas County, Oregon
Sources: Index to Compiled Military Service Records, Research by Harold Slavik