Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ LULU MAY (ROBINSON) SALTZMAN
Lulu May SALTZMAN was born 100 years ago, on Sept. 7, 1877, in the farm house she still owned near Mount Ayr, Iowa. She
was the daugther and only child of Alonzo W. and Kate KNODE ROBISON.
Mrs. SALTZMAN received her early schooling in
Mount Ayr, and was graduated from Simpson college at Indianola, Iowa, in 1900, where she majored in music and was a member
of the Delta Delta Delta social sorority.
On April 24, 1901, Lulu ROBISON and William Edward SALTZMAN of Mount Ayr
were married at her home. They moved to Benton Harbor, Mich., where she and her husband, an osteopathic physician, owned and
operated the SALTZMAN mineral bath hotel and sanitarium for 50 years, until they retired to her farm in Mount Ayr, where
Dr. SALTZMAN died Dec. 24, 1954, and was buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. SALTZMAN remained at her farm home until she broke her hip in 1957, at which time she moved
to St. Louis, Mo., to live with her daugher and son-in-law, the late Dr. Byron BURY.
Dr. and Mrs. SALTZMAN were the parents of five chilren: three sons who died in infancy, one of whom is buried in Mount
Surviving are her son, William Edward SALTZMAN, Jr. of Tucson, Ariz., and daughter, Lucille BURY of St. Louis, Mo.;
10 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, many of whom live in the Mount Ayr area.
Mrs. SALTZMAN was a most remarkable woman, very cheerful, never complaining, with a very alert mind and good memory as
long as she lived.
She died at her daughter's home in St. Louis on Oct. 2, 1977 after a brief illness.
Services were held Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 2:30 p.m. from Rhoades-Wilson funeral home with Rev. Arthur HILL officiating.
Music was furnished by organist Mrs. Merrill PERRY. Casketbearers were Loren AXTELL, Clair WOOLLUMS, Robert SALTZMAN,
Lial SATLZMAN, Richard SALTZMAN and Darrell STEWART. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery, Mount Ayr.
SALTZMAN MINERAL BATHS, BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN
Natural Saline Sulphur Water. Ntaure's remedy for cure of Rheumatism in all its forms. Neuralgia, Skin Diseases,
General Disability, Genito-Urinary Diseases, Catarrhal Diseases, Scrofula, Blood Diseases, Diseases of the Liver, Kidney
and Stomach, Female Diseases, Alcoholism, Mercuriolism, etc. None but the most skilled attendants are employed, under the
supervision of a physician. Prices reasonable. Write for booklet. Dr. W. E. SALTZMAN, Manager.
The New SALTZMAN Hotel in every way is modern, and many of those who have visited this city know of its fine service in
the mineral bath department.
SOURCE: "The Graham & Morton Passenger Fleet." May of 1915.
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Hotel SALTZMAN has a well-equipped bath-house. The baths are under the direction of Dr. W. E. SALTZMAN, and
patients have the advantage of the care of a specialist in rheumatic and nervous diseases.
SOURCE: "Michigan Summer Resorts." p. 51. date missing
Transcriptions by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2011
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