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Letter written by Hamilton goes to museum

• Jun 30, 2018 at 8:00 PM

June 30, 1927

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


Letter written by Hamilton goes to museum

At the annual meeting of the Firelands Historical Society held here on Wednesday, a letter written by Alexander Hamilton was presented to the museum by Ellen Mulholland of this city.

An ancestor of the donor and his brother bought government land from the Indians in three counties in New York State, and the letter, written by Hamilton, was sent to Peter M. Yates, attorney of the Mulholland brothers on the subject of litigation that arose over the property. An ancestor of Miss Mulholland was a first cousin of Hamilton.

Another gift to the museum was a sword believed of revolutionary war time, by Mrs Hattie Denman Bentley of Menlo, Kansas.


Girls are star berry pickers

Joseph Greenwald, a market gardner of 110 State St., has just finished a very successful strawberry season. The amount of berries picked totals 3,742 quarts. While more berries were harvested last season, the high price received this year makes this season a more satisfactory one from the viewpoint of the grower.

Katherine Miller of 108 N. Pleasant St., and Marie Landjahr, of 88 N. Pleasant St., probably are the champion strawberry pickers of Norwalk. In about seven hours, these girls can pick more than two bushels of berries each. At one time, 19 pickers were at work this season in Mr. Greenwald’s strawberry patch.


Are married at Methodist Church

The Methodist Church was daintily decorated with roses, ferns and daisies for the marriage yesterday at two o’clcok of Miss Vira Koehnle of Sandusky, and Clifford Delamater, son of Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Delamater, of this city. Rev. C.P. Barnes performed the impressive ring ceremony. The bride’s maid was Miss Helen Pearson of Norwalk, and Harvey Roberts of Sandusky was the bridgroom’s attendant. Master Dale Delemater of Milan acted as ring bearer, while little Miriam Delemater of this city was flower girl, scattering a shower of rose petals in the path of the bride.


Stores definite in open order

Another Wednesday and all is still mixed up over whether it’s a half holiday or not. Butchers, bakers and grocers closed during June, but other stores have remained open. All the chain grocers have been open consistently.

Today announcement is made by the largest retail stores that they will remain open Wednesday afternoons throughout the summer and will not close, although they say very drastic pressure has been brought to bear upon them by the grocers and butchers association. This means that a customer of Norwalk stores can have all his wants filled completely in all lines, any day of the week all summer.

A dry goods merchant this morning cited the fact that last summer a compromise closing was arranged with understanding that a compromise would be in vogue this summer, but that it was evidently forgotten.

“We believe that the stores should do that which is the best thing for Norwalk, rather than that which they may personally want to do,” he said. And  added the “open door” policy of inviting trade to town was the most important commercial asset the town possesses.


Coming Monday — July 2, 1943: City of Norwalk will sidestep August primary 

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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