The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date in 1901:
Death of Mrs. Sophia Ray
Mrs. Sophia A. Ray, a well known resident of Norwalk, died this (Monday) morning at five o’clock, at her home, No. 86 Hester Street, after a long and painful illness.
Mrs. Ray, whose maiden name was Slocum, was a daughter of the late O.W. Slocum of Peru, this county, where she was born April 10th, 1829. She had resided in Norwalk 41 years. She was the mother of Mrs. Percie Stowell, Mrs. Ida Childs and Mr. John A. Ray, of this city.
During her long ailment, accompanied by much pain and suffering, she bore her ills without murmur or complaint. Her children were good and kind to her and though the poor tired body is freed from pain and at rest the children mourn for one who did what she could for their comfort and happiness.
The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock at the home on Hester Street.
Among the clubs
The Chi Sigma Phil Sorority entertained their young gentlemen friends at a “mum” party Friday evening at the home of Miss Bessie Eggert on East Main Street.
The gentlemen, as they arrived, on going up stairs, were each met by one of the hostesses, who were in line in an adjoining room awaiting the young men who might be their partners. Each hostess, in turn, meeting her young man at the head of the stairs, escorted him into the room opposite, where she assisted him in removing his wraps, and then escorted him down into the parlor, where only silence was allowed until all had arrived.
When the silence was broken “confession” and some other games were indulged in, after which a most delightful luncheon was served and all had a most enjoyable time.
New trial for Wingett
David Wingett, the Erie County murderer, is to be given another chance for his life.
The circuit court Saturday morning reversed the verdict of the jury which condemned Wingett, holding that the court was guilty of prejudicial error in excluding the testimony of two witnesses. This decision of the circuit court gives the condemned man a new lease on life.
The crime which WIngett was twice tried and twice condemned to his death was committed about two years ago. His victim was Fred Nacke.
C.E. Berry improving
C.E. Berry, who was stricken with paralysis at the Nichols House, this city, last summer, is improving slowly and his ultimate recovery is anticipated. As yet he has no use of his arm and hand, but he talks more distinctly than he did for a time.
Our usual Thanksgiving display of poultry will be ready tomorrow morning. Leave your order for turkeys, chickens, geese, ducks, premium beef, pork, lamb. Our prices are always right.
—The Glass Block
Coming Saturday, Nov. 25, 1901: Four large herd of Elks in town to institute the new Norwalk lodge
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok