The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date in 1901:
Death of Mrs. Samuel Holmes
Mrs. Emeline Streeter Holmes, wife of Samuel Holmes, of No. 57 Marshall Street, died Thursday evening at seven o’clock after suffering a long and painful illness of eleven weeks.
She was born June 6th, 1827, in Norwalk, and with the exception of three years she had made this city her home. She leaves, besides her husband, two daughters, a son and many friends to mourn her death. The funeral will be held from St. Paul’s Catholic Church Saturday morning at 9.
Securing right of way
Milney Roseborough, a brother of Byron Roseborough of this city, is in the city today securing the right of way for the electric railway between Mansfield and Norwalk, which expects to extend a branch into this city, says the Shelby Globe. He is working on several streets in this city.
Saturday afternoon between 1 and 5 o’clock, children’s matinee at the Glass Blowers, five cents, and every child will receive a present.
What for a time bid fair to be a very disastrous conflagration started this forenoon in the building occupied by J.M. Harr’s cigar store and factory.
The fire originated under the roof, near the rear part of the building, and the roof being covered with tin, the firemen at first had considerable difficulty in getting at the flames: Persistent work, however, was successful and the flames were extinguished after about $200 damage had been wrought, mainly to the building.
The cause of the fire is unknown as there is no chimney and no electric wires located near where the fire started.
Funeral of John Cheney
The funral of John D. Cheney, which was held Thursday afternoon from his late home on Walnut Street, was attended by a large number of the old friends and neighbors of the deceased.
The services were conducted by Rev. E.T. Hagerman and Rev. P.B. Stroup, and the remains were deposited in tn Woodlawn Cemetery.
Among those present at the funeral were Mrs. F.C. Mulkins of Friendship, N.Y., William Cheeney, of Fitchville and John Wetmore of Canton.
On Friday James Albert Martin was arrested in Norwalk for non-support of his 10-year-old son, Alvey. The arrest was made at the instigation of Mrs. Harry Martin, a resident of this city, living on Columbus Ave., says the Sandusky Register.
Martin pleaded not guilty when arraigned before Justice Casey.
In response to the allegations of the plaintiff, Martin said that he had been divorced from her and that the judge who granted the divorce had issued an order restraining him from entering his wife’s residence, and that for this reason he was unable to support the child which was in her custody.
A false report
A false and cruel report was in circualtion in Norwalk last evening and today that Jacob Neufer, of Bellevue, formerly of Norwalk, had committed suicide by shooting. Unpon invesigating, the Reflector soon ascertained the falsity of the report.
Mr. Neufer sends word to his many Norwalk friends that he is alive, well and happy and that he intends to stay on this earth for a long time.
Fainted in court
Joseph Indlekofer was arraigned before Judge Wildman Friday afternoon on three indictments, charging violations of the state liuqor laws, but before the Judge could pronounce sentence, Indlekofer fell to the floor in a faint. He was taken to his hoame and will appear in court later.
Coming Friday — Nov. 24, 1901: Death of Mrs. Sophia Ray
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok