The top stories in the Norwalk Daily Reflector on this date in 1890:
Funeral of J.C. Knapp
The funeral of J.C. Knapp Thursday at his late home was attended by all this neighborhood, in which he had always lived and many from surrounding neighborhoods. Nearly all were comfortably seated within the house and it was an unusually solemn gathering. An unusually healthy man cut down in middle life, was a voice to all of the uncertainty of life, and to “be ye also ready, for in such an hour.”
The solemn silence of the funeral was broken by the hymn, “Every Day and Hour,” which was announced as a favorite with the deceased. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. H.W. Jones and E. Persons, and prayer by George E. Leonard. Mr. Knapp is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, in a lot he beautified some years ago. It was, I think, as long a funeral cortege as ever passed along Medina Road.
Sale at auction
The Goodnow property, corner of West Main and Corland Streets, is to be sold at Sheriff’s sale tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 o’clock to satisfy a claim of F.B. Case’s.
Thursday evening, at the home of Mr. I.J. Woodward, on Elm Street, occurred the marriage of Mr. W. Yale Dennis, one of our enterprising young railroad men, and Miss Edith A. Woodward, daughter of the host.
The ceremony was performed by Rev. J.M. Seymour, in the presence of a large company of young people, relatives and special friends of the bride and groom. Several guests were present from out of town.
It was a very happy occasion throughout. The refreshments were sumptuous and the presents were numerous and very fine. The young couple begin housekeeping at once on Seminary Street, with the t and best wishes of a large circle of friends.
The May Party
To the young people, married as well as single, and a number of the older ones, the May Party dance tonight will be a source of enjoyment and pure delight. These annual May Parties, given by the Norwalk Social Club, are always looked forward to with much pleasure by those who enjoy the mazy, bewildering steps with a musical accompaniment.
The hall will be filled this evening with a merry company and the young people , many from abroad, will be there to dance away the hours to early morn.
Sweet music will keep the dancers steps in merry tune and their hearts in cheerful mood.
The floor managers will be Messrs. F.H. Jones, J.A. Strutton, C.C. Beymer, H.P. Latta, F.W. Christian and L.W. Wickham.
There will be no regular supper served.
Coming Thursday — May 3, 1890: Teachers’ certificates
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok