The Idaho Press
   August 25, 1910
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DOUBLE FUNERAL FOR BOYS
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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, 1910
page 3

 

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 Greenmount cemetery.
    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.