Williamsport Newspaper, late February 1938 Charles Zahn, 65, Pharmacist, dies; ill but one week - Local Man Associated With Drug
Business for 40 Years, Most of That Time With L. L. Walton & Co. Before Joining Breon's. Charles G. A. Zahn, for many years a local
pharmacist, died at 7:30 o'clock this morning at his home, 519 West Third Street, after a week's illness. Mr. Zahn would have been 65
years old on March 1. He was born in New York City but had lived in this city practically all of his life.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Mary Zahn, who is 89 years old, and a sister Miss Charlotte Zahn, of 519 West Third Street also two
brothers, Walter E., this city; and Frederick W., Philadelphia.
Mr. Zahn had been a registered pharmacist for many years and was best known in his connection with the former L. L. Walton Drug
Store. He had been associated with Mr. Walton for 40 years and for the last two years had been employed at the Breon Drug Store
which occupies the old Walton site at the northeast corner of Pine and West Fourth Streets. His earliest training in pharmacy was
received under Dr. William Logan, who had an office on East Third Street. He took the state examinations to be a qualified drug
assistant, at Harrisburg, and then completed his training at the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy where he was graduated. He first
worked here for the Standard Drug Company and while in their employ opened a drug store at Ralston.
When he returned to this city Mr. Zahn went to work at the drug store conducted by James E, Drorbaugh at the corner of Willow and
Pine Streets, as a registered pharmacist, and later became associated with Mr. Walton.
In his youth Mr. Zahn was one of the first telegraph messenger boys in this city. He also delivered special delivery mail for the Post
Office, at the time Dr. Logan was Williamsport's postmaster.