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Alfred Fisher, one of 7 brothers who pioneered the modern automobile body, dies at age 70

• Oct 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on Oct. 9, 1963:


Alfred Fisher succumbs

DETROIT — Alfred J. Fisher, 70, one of the seven Fisher brothers who pioneered the modern automobile body, died today at Henry Ford Hospital following a long illness.

He was the second of the brothers to die this year. Charles T. Fisher died in August at the age of 83.

The seven  borthers were among 11 children of a Norwalk, Ohio blacksmith and carriage maker. All the brothers went through rigid blacksmith apprenticeships and came to Detroit in the early days of the automotive industry and built an empire.

Before the stock market crash in 1929, their family fortune was estimated at more than $3 billion.

Surviving brothers are Edward and William.


Junior bowlers kick off sked

The Norwalk Junior Pinbusters was the name chosen for the Junior boys league which started their schedule last Saturday at the Kenilee Lanes on Seminary Street.

The members of the league held an election of officers with Roger Endsley being voted to the president’s chair. Other officers were Larry Werner, vice president; David Rogers, secretary; Mike Egle, treasurer; and Jack Bramhill, news reporter.


Garden Club of Norwalk re-elects officers

The Garden Club of Norwalk members re-elected the present officers for an additional term when they met Friday at the Elks Country Club with Mrs. Joe E. Dudley as hostess.

Serving for the 1964 year will be: Mrs. Paul Kaufman, president; Mrs. William C. Henry, first vice president; Mrs. James B. Smith, second vice president; Mrs. Kenneth E. Conway, secretary; and Mrs. D.E. Barr, treasurer.


Fourth Degree Knights have installation

Officers for the 1964 term were installed for Father Stephen T. Badin Assmebly of the Fourth Degree, Knights of Columbus, last night.

Installed by Robert L. Henderson, Master, and his degree team from Hennepin province, Northwest Ohio District, were: Leander Hipp, Faithful Navigator; James Kelly, Captain; Phil Pickett, Pilot; Charles P. Amato, Admiral; Leo Blatt, Inner Sentinel; Joseph Wechter, Outer Sentinel; Charles Furey, Comptroller; Richard Boose, Purser; Eugene F. Mack, Scribe; the Rev. Norbert Howe, Friar; Frank Meyers, John Baltes and Clarence Frederick, trustees.



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