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Blast from the Past: Norwalk city offices now located in new home

• Dec 30, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Dec. 30, 1917

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 100 years ago:


City offices now located in new home

The work of moving all the city offices — with the exception of that of City Treasurer Terry and Mayor Anderson — from the Whittlesey building, where they have been located for many years, to the new city hall on Whittlesey Avenue, has been completed and persons having business to conduct with city officials and the office employees must now call at their new home.


Retiring city dads leave good record

Last night’s special meeting of the city council marked the passing of a body of men who have been at the helm of legislative affairs in Norwalk during the past six years and who, upon turning over the city’s affairs to a new council, do so with the satisfaction of knowing that they have been largely responsive for making Norwalk one of the best, if not the best, improved cities of its size in the state.

The men who composed the retiring council are George Fifner, Ralph Orr, M.O. Haas, R.J. Spurrier, , L.A. Heston, Fred H. Cole and Dr. A.C. Smith. A.C. Holiday served as president of the council and as vice mayor. The only member of the old organization to retain his chair when the new city dads take up the reins is Ralph Orr.


Veteran soldier answers last Taps

Guy Ambrose Sutton, aged 71, died last evening at the soldiers’ home in Sandusky. Death was caused by the infirmities of age.

Mr. Sutton is a son of the late Captain Julius Sutton of Greenwich, and the father of Mrs. Myrtle Sutton Jones of Madison Street, this city. He formerly resided at Denver but came here recently to make his home with his daughter. About three weeks ago he entered the home at Sandusky.

The boy will be brought to Hay’s undertaking parlors this afternoon. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.


Barbers elect new officers

At the annual meeting of Norwalk local No. 320, Journeymen Barbers’ union, held this week, new officers for the coming year were elected. The men honored with appointment to office were as follows: C.H. Detsch, president; Emil Oliu, vice president; Thomas C. Sansone, secretary, Charles A. Luce, recorder, and William A Hart, treasurer.

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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