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COLONEL ARTHUR C. GOEBEL (1895-1973) was just 35 in the year Mabel Normand died; he was one of the "Thirteen Black Cats of Hollywood," movie stunt fliers, a big and handsome World War I flier.  In 1929 his autobiography “Art Goebel’s Own Story” was published, he represented Mabel’s link to the heavens as one of her pallbearers. He didn’t fall from the sky like so many of Mabel’s other flyers as young men but died in 1973 full of years.