The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 100 years ago:
Draft board completes work of hearing second call men’s exemption claims
The Huron County Selective Service Board has completed its work of considering exception claims filed by men whose names were included in the list summoned in the second call and were today preparing to notify those whose claims were allowed. There are a number of claims upon which no decision has as yet been rendered.
The claims of eleven men who filed claims for exemption were denied and their names will be certified to the district board for service in the national army. They are John P. Mannworth of Bellevue; Henry Milton Chase of North Fairfield; Ralph Conn, Calvin G. Norris and Egbert J. Rockefeller of New London; Joseph E. Farley of Greenwich; Alzie G. Knapp of Wakeman; Clinton A. Sellers of North Prospect; Florentina Wilhelm of Monroeville; and Floyd D. Hardt and Fred L. Weiss of Norwalk.
Typhoid fever proves fatal
Frederic Asa Dillingham, aged five years, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd J. Dillingham, died at the family home, 301 East Main Street, last night at 6:45 o’clock. His death was caused by typhoid fever complications, with which he was stricken three weeks ago. He was a bright child, well known throughout the city, and a great favorite.
The child is survived by his parents and his grandparent, Mrs. Alta Sawyer, who resides at the home on East Main, and Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Dillingham, of Troy, O. He was born on Sept. 19, 1912.
Prominent farmer claimed by death
Charles Willis, 56, died yesterday afternoon at 1 o;clock, at his home in Bronson. He had been suffering with a complication of diseases throughout the summer and during the past two weeks was confined to his bed. The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the residence and will be conducted by Rev. H.A. Vernon. Burial will be made in the family lot in the Olena Cemetery.
Mr. Willis was born on the farm where he died and had spent his entire life. Thirty-three years ago he married Miss Mary Readarmel of Bronson. He leaves a wife and four children: Mrs. Johnn Bixby of Bronson; Miss Ethel Willis, at home; Charles Leon Willis, of Chicago Junction; and Louis Willis at home. A brother, Sherman Willis, of Olena, died last winter.
Norwalk is proud of her soldiers
No finer lot of men will go to the front than these Huron County boys. We are sure of this because we know them personally.
We have made portraits of the majority of them, and now have their photographs on display in our window, where you may see what fine looking fellows they are.
Is your boy’s picture among them? If not see that he comes in without delay -—we want to photograph them all.
— C.S. Bateham
Studio and Art Store
Coming Monday — Sept. 11, 1972: Two Norwalk hunters shot at Loudonville
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok