The Idaho Press August 25, 1910
DOUBLE FUNERAL FOR BOYS
Victims of Bullion Disaster Will Be Buried Friday.
At 2 o’clock this morning the
bodies of Larry Ryson, Leslie Zellars and C. Val Nicholson, three of the victims
of the Bullion disaster, were brought to Wallace. Men in the employ of the
forestry officer, the parents of Zellars and Nicholson, who were not yet of age,
accompanied the officers to the spot where the men had been buried temporarily.
Soldiers and the army wagon went along beyond Mullan and from that point on the
trip was made with pack horses, till the army wagon was met when they were
transferred to this and brought to Wallace.
The funeral of the two youths, Zellars and Nicholson, will be a double one and will be held from the Methodist church, Friday, August 26, at 1:30 p. m. The boys had grown up in the canyon and had attended the schools there. Nicholson was only 16 years of age, while Zellars was 19. They returned to the Bullion only a week ago Monday. They had been working out there before, but came home for a few days.
The parents are Charles Zellars and Charles Nicholson.
The Idaho Press September 1,
BURIED SIDE BY SIDE
Val Nicholson and Leslie
Zellars, Gem young men who met death from forest fire at the Bullion mine, were
given a joint funeral on Friday. The bodies were buried side by side in
Over a hundred people from Gem attended, coming down on a noon train. Many Wallace acquaintances were present.
The funeral procession formed at Worstells chapel. Two hearses were used for the caskets. From the chapel the cortege proceeded to the Methodist church where Rev. Clifford Williams conducted services. From the church the march was made to the cemetery.