From the Rutland, Vermont Daily Herald, March 24, 1905:
Zidon E. Ross, a native of Rutland, died yesterday morning at his home in Washington, D.C., of heart failure after a few weeks; illness. His son, George H. Ross, a clerk at the post office, left for Washington on the sleeper yesterday morning but did not arrive until after his father's death.
Zidon E. Ross was born in Rutland 68 years ago, being the son of the late Dr. James Ross. He lived here until after the civil war, in which he served with the 7th Vermont regiment.
When a young man Mr. Ross was of an adventurous nature. He served two years on a whaling vessel, and also passed some time in the far West, which was then a wild country. He learned the printer's trade in his boyhood, being employed by the Rutland Herald for several years as a compositor, and later by the Springfield Republican and the New York Tribune. Since about 1879 Mr. Ross has been employed in the government printing office at Washington, about 15 years of which time he was a proof reader.
He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Miss Grace L. Ross, three sons, Charles and Wallace Ross of Washington and George H. Ross of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen R. Roberts and Miss Vina A. Ross of this city, and four brothers, Charles E. and Henry H. Ross of this city, James of St. Louis and Frank A. Ross of Vergennes. Mrs. Ross is the daughter of the late Gen. A.L. Brown of Rutland.
The body will be brought to this city for burial.
From the Rutland, Vermont Daily Herald, March 27, 1905:
The funeral of Zidon E. Ross, father of George H. Ross and brother of Charles E. and Henry H. Ross of this city, who died last Thursday at his home in Washington, D.C., was held there Saturday afternoon. Prayers at the house were followed by a service at the soldiers' cemetery in Arlington, where the burial took place. The body was not brought to this city because Mr. Ross had wished to be buried in Arlington cemetery. His widow and three children live at Washington, and probably will stay there, as they have government positions. George H. Ross of this city, who was summoned to Washington, but did not reach there until after his father's death, probably will return the latter part of this week.
Pvt., 7th Vermont Vols.
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