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ALFRED MILLER SLOSS

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Birth Date: January 10, 1890
Death Date: March 9, 1954

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Eagle Valley Enterpirse page 10 - March 11, 1954
ALFRED SLOSS

Mr Sloss bad been ill for the past several weeks, and during February, confined to the Aspen hospital. He entered Mercy Hospital last week. It was not realized here that Mr Sloss’s condi. tion was serious, and his death shortly after noon Tuesday was received with shock by his acquaintances and many friends. He was well known throughout the county, a member of an early-day family of Basalt, following farming and stockraising, as his family before him. In 1930, he was appointed to the office df county commissioner from the third district, filling a vacancy on the board when Claude Stanley of Gypsum died. the appointment was made by the late Billy Adams, when he was governor. Mr- Sloss held the office until 1947. and again from 1951 until the time of his death. He was 64 years old. Funeral services will bo Friday afternoon in Basalt, directed by iBurdge Mortuary of Glenwood. The family has requested no flowers but instead that donations he mgde to the Garfield Hospital Association.
Eagle Valley Enterpirse page 8 - March 18, 1954
Alfred Miller Sloss was born at Sopris Creek, five miles west •f S»iraa, Colorado on Jan. 10, 1890 and passed away in Mercy Hospital, Denver March 9, 1954. Mr. Sloss, member of a pioneer Eagle County family, spent his entire life in the county, taking a lead in the political, religious, and civic circles of his conunun. ity. He was graduated from the Basalt High School and attended Colorado A & M College in Ft. Collins, to return to the Frying Pan, to take up a lifetime of ranching and stockraising. He retired from his ranch three years ago and since made his home in Basalt. In February 1930 he was appointed to a vacancy on the Eagle County Board of Commissioners by the late Governor Billy Adams, holding that office until 1947. Again he was elected in 1950, and held the office at the time of his death.. •Services were held in Basalt Friday by Rev B M Greenwood of the Aspen Community Cruch, burial was in the Basalt Cemetery under the direction of the Burdge Mortuary of Glenwood. He is survived by his wife, Anna W Sloss, Basalt; one son, Sterlin, of Aurora; one daughter, Edith Lawrence of Missouri Heights end his twin brother, Alvin of Glenwood. Five grandchildren also survive. With Mr Sloss’s death, Eagle county has lost another leader, who has done much in development of the region. He was prominent in state political circles, sioners, et various times during the 20 years he served on the Eagle county board of commissioners. He was a member of the Basalt Methodist church and belonged to the Masonic lodge at Carbondale.
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel page 13 - March 11, 1954

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