The top stories in the Norwalk Evening Herald on this date in 1911:
C.W. Manahan celebrates his 98th birthday
Norwalk’s venerable citizen, Charles W. Manahan, is today celebrating the ninethy-eighth anniversary of his birth. The only formal celebration of the event was a family dinner at noon, participated in by his daughter, Mrs. Peckham, grandchildren and great grandchildren. During the afternoon a number of old residents of the city called informally upon the aged man.
Mr. Manahan is the eldest resident of the city and, for his advanced years, undoubtedly the most active. He is making his own garden this year as for many, many years past and this not being enough to keep him occupied, he engages in various other kinds of work upon his various properties.
The Herald, with hundreds of other friends of the venerable man, wishes him many more birthdays and good health through them all.
Aged lady hurt in fall
Mrs. Eva Wolfe, mother of Mrs. E.H. Thomas, an aged lady, had the misfortune to fall down a cellar and sustain a fracture of the left collar bone last night at the home of her son-in-law, No. 32 Park Avenue.
The family moved yesterday from No. 5 Newton Street to the house on Park Avenue where the accident occurred. She mistook the door opening onto the cellar stairs for one going to into the pantry.
Garbage question up to you
If the city is to have a systematic collection of garbage at the nominal cost of 25 cents per month, there must be a larger and speedy reply on the part of the citizens.
Not enough people have thus far expressed a willingness to pay the required sum to warrant the board of health to enter into an arrangement with the five men who are willing to undertake the collection of garbage at the price fixed.
The board had hoped to have at least 500 people respond to their appeal but nowhere near that number of coupons have been sent to the board.
Mrs. Blanchard’s will probated
By the terms of her will, filed in the probate court, Mrs. A.J. Blanchard disposes of an estate valued at $30,000, $25,0000 of which is in personal property and $5,000 in real estate. The bulk of the estate is bequeathed to her husband and daughter, Mrs. A.T. Vail of St. Joseph, Mich.
To the husband is left the sum of $8,000 in lieu of all right of dower interest, to be paid within 30 days.
Other bequests are $1,000 each to Allecia Marvin, an aunt, Henrietta M. Luce, Lillian L. Redman and Irene Troutman, sisters, and $500 to Alice Drake, a sister, together with any sums of money the latter might be indebted to the testator.
The remainder of the estate is bequeathed to the daughter, with the exception of $100, which is divided between Agnes and Mary Detsch, who have been faithful servants in the home of the deceased. The will is dated March 26, 1910.
“Gathered in” early this morning
William Ryerson, who has frequently offended the “peace and dignity of the city of Norwalk” by becoming intoxicated, took another liquid burder early this morning and was found lying on the sidewalk in front of No. 17 Norwood Avenue, dead to the world.
Chief Remington was notified and went to Bill’s rescue. With the aid of a delivery wagon, Ryseron was landed in the city prison, where he will now languish.
Coming Thursday — May 17, 1911: Joy ride is rudely interrupted
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok