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Byron Zartman son of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Zartman, died in Breckinridge, Colo., Tuesday morning, September 27, 1927.

Byron had been critically ill with scarlet fever for about ten days but the fever had abated and he was thought to be on the road to recovery when other troubles superinduced by the scarlet fever, developed and his death came very suddenly and unexpectedly. His brother, Mellie, had been at Byron's bedside, but returned to Eagle Sunday with the understanding that the latter was out of danger, when came Tuesday's telegram announcing the death.

Mellie returned to Breckinridge Tuesday evening to arrange for the transportation of the body back here and the funeral will be held at Gypsum Saturday, according to present arrangements.

Byron's mother, Mrs. Maude B. Zartman, and sister, Florine,are living in Los Angeles, where the mother is in very poor health. Mrs. Zartman and Miss Florine are expected to arrive from California today, Friday, to be present for the funeral.

The deceased young man was born in Eagle county, and had spent most of his life here, but for a year past has been working in Breckinridge. He was a exemplary young man as to habits, industrious, and full of promise for the future, and his untimely passing is to be regretted.[30 Sept. 1927, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

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Former Eagle County Lady Killed by Gas While Lying in Bed--Funeral in Eagle Saturday Morning.

The News of the death of Mrs. Maude B. Zartman at her home in Denver last Monday was received with surprise and sorrow by friends in Eagle and Gypsum, where she had lived for many years. Mrs. Zartman's death was caused by escaping gas, from a stove in which the flame had been accidentally extinguished while she slept, is the opinion of those who investigated the affair. We take the following account of the tragic death from the Denver Post of Monday evening.:

"Gas took the life of another Denver woman Monday, when Mrs. Maude Zartman, 50 years old, was found dead in her bed in an apartment at 1738 Pearl street.

Indications were that death was accidental, according to opinions expressed by police and Deputy Coroner George H. Bostick , who took charge of the body. Mrs. Zartman had retired with a hot water bottle against her side and the only gas burner in the room that was open was the one beneath a tea kettle. It is possible that a fluctuation of the flame caused it to go out, police believe.

"According to Mrs. L. D. Long and Mrs. A. Carey of the Pearl street address, who found the body shortly after 10 o'clock Monday morning, Mrs. Zartman was in good spirits Sunday. The women said she stopped at their apartments to visit after returning home from church. For the last several weeks Mrs. Zartman had been slightly ill.

"Mrs.Zartman has been living at the Pearl street address since last fall, coming here from Eagle, Colo., following the death of her youngest son. Mrs. Zartman's former husband is said to live at Geneseo, Kan.

"According to neighbors, Mrs. Zartman's daughter, Miss Florine Zartman of Los Angeles, was planning to visit her mother during her honeymoon trip next month. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Zartman is survived by a son, Melville Zartman, 1525 Tamarac street.

The body of Mrs. Zartman was brought back to Eagle by her son, Melville. Thursday for burial, and the funeral services will be held in Eagle Saturday, June 23, at 10 o'clock a. m. in charge of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Zartman was a greatly beloved woman, and during her years of residence at Eagle and Gypsum had made more true friends than it is the lot of most people to have.[22 June 1928, Eagle Valley Enterprise, p1]

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ZOELLNER, George William

George William Zoellner was born in Barsdorf, Germany, August 17, 1864, and died at his home in Gypsum, Colo., Monday morning, July 11, 1938, at the age of seventy three years, ten months and twenty four days. He received his education in Germany and came to America about forty years ago. After traveling for a year through the United States, he decided to locate in Denver, Colo. Here he met and married Miss Clara Berndt on December 8, 1901, and to this union five children were born. The two oldest daughters were born in Denver; and while they were still quite small their parents returned to Germany on a visit. Upon their return from their native land they settled in Gypsum valley , farming a place and building their home on what is now known as Cooley mesa. here their two youngest daughters and son, Leo, were born. About fourteen years ago, Mr. Zoellner retired from active labor and moved into town, later purchasing the Gypsum hotel. During these years he has been an extremely active and useful citizen, serving the town four years as mayor and six years as trustee, much of that time he also held the office of Justice of the peace. It was with keen regret that he was compelled, because of failing health, to relinquish this active life about two years ago. All the children, but the youngest son, had left the home nest to build happy homes of their own, or to pursue their higher education and he and his devoted wife and helpmate were left alone to keep the home fires burning and warmly welcome, their children and their friends to that most happy home, whose only shadow was his failing strength. Left to mourn a devoted husband and father are his widow, Clara and their children, Mrs. Eda Calhoun, Portland, Colo,; Mrs. Clara Jolly, Deer Trail, Colo,; Mrs. Joe Sullivan, Denver, Colo; Miss Albertine and Master Leo, and a host of friends and admirers in Eagle county. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Lutheran church in Gypsum, with Rev. George Eller reading the funeral discourse. The songs, sung by Mrs. Dorothy Gerard, accompanied by Miss Marion Stanley, were "What a Friend we have in Jesus," "Garden of Prayer," and "Abide with Me." Pall bearers were Carl Lundberg, Arthur Stremme, Wm. Stanley, Oscar Anderson, and Robert Orr of Gypsum, and Hume S. White of Eagle. The body was laid to rest in Cedar Hill cemetery in Gypsum. Mortician Paul Andre having charge of the burial services.
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