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Historical societymeets Wednesday for 63rd year

• Jun 28, 2018 at 8:00 PM

June 28, 1927


The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1927:


Historical society meets Wednesday for 63rd year

The 63rd annual meeting of the Firelands Historical Society will be held Wednesday at the public library, starting at 10 a.m. It will be presided over by Hewson L. Peeke, of Sandusky, the president, and Mrs. Esther Gibbs Powers, secretary.

A number of Erie County folk will be present and a full attendance of Norwalk members is hoped for as important business is to be transacted. Officers for the ensuing year will be elected.


Edgar Barr files suit for divorce

Alleging that his wife deserted him in 1922, Edgar Eugene Barr has commenced suit for divorce here against Ann Felton Barr. There are two children. The marriage took place at Greeenwich in 1910. K.R. Derby is attorney for the wife.


To build $10,000 dry cleaning plan

G.E. Scott, Norwalk architect, has drawn up plans for a $10,000 dry cleaning establishment to be built on a lot opposite the Pioneer Rubber plant at Willard for L. Smith, who recently opened a tailor shop at Willard.


Ralph Gabele new coach at St. Paul’s High

Ralph Gabele of Norwalk, has been engaged as athletic director of St. Paul’s High School, to succeed Ernest E. Etoll, who has resigned to become a member of the faculty of Oberlin Business College.

Mr. Gabele is a graduate of Norwalk High School and Oberlin College and has just completed a very successful year as an instructor and athletic director at Thompson High School in Seneca County, near Bellevue. St. Paul’s is very fortunate in obtaining the services of so high grade a man. Mr. Etoll’s work has been imminently satisfactory here and his many friends will regret his departure from the city.


Wife says husband made attack on her with a knife

Mrs. I. Terwilliger is plaintiff in a divorce suit filed here against Vincent Terwilliger of New London. The plaintiff is accused of assault and is alleged to have attacked the defendant with a knife. The litigants were married in Norwalk in 1909, and have three children. Young & Young are counsel for the wife.


Thos. Truman goes to reward

Thomas Truman, a highly respected resident of Monroeville, died at his home there today, aged 74 years, after a brief illness.

He was born in Melksham, Eng.,  June 2, 1852 and came to this county 45 years ago.

He is survived by his devoted wife, who was Miss Elizabeth Clemons, and the following children: William of Castalia; Robert and Ernest of Monroeville; Mrs. Ada Olemacher of Berlin Hts.; John, of El Dorado, Kans.; and Mrs. Cathrine Cunningham of Norwalk; and 21 grandchildren; one brother in England; and one sister in California.

For the past 14 years he has dwelt in the home wherein he passed away. Interment in Riverside.


Coming Friday — June 29, 1927: Montgomery buys Major’s store interest

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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