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Joy ride is rudely interrupted

• May 17, 2018 at 8:00 PM

May 17, 1911

The top stories in The Evening Herald on this date in 1911:


Norwalk party given a jolt on arrival at Bellevue, ‘tis said

Two couples of Norwalk residents participated in a joy ride which came to a sudden and unexpected termination in this city Monday evening, says the Bellevue Gazette. After having spent some time in touring about the city, the auto party stopped at a local garage for supplies and were surprised by the appearance of a fifth Norwalk resident -—the wife of one of the autoists.

Now, the auto was built to accommodate but four persons, and when the fifth appeared, it was evident that serious complications might result. But with remarkable thoughtfulness, one of the masculine members of the party quickly withdrew, several time records for sprinting being reported to have been fractured in his anxiety. After expressing her pleasure (?) at the opportunity of riding to Norwalk in an automobile rather than a stuffy warm car, the woman mounted the machine, hubby turned the crank, took his place at the steering wheel and with a number of explosions from the automobile engine, the party, numbering but two, commenced the return trip.

Sometime later one man and two women were seen to board an eastbound car on the L.S.E. en route, we believe, to Norwalk.


Aged German resident dead

Blasius Frederick, an aged German resident of this city, passed away at his home, No. 63 East League Street, last evening at 7:20 o’clock. Death was the result of a stroke of paralysis sustained May 5, last.

The deceased was born in Baden, Germany, in 1835, being in his seventy-fifth year. In the year 1854, when a young man, he came to America with his parents, the trip across the water taking 48 days. The family located in this vicinity, where the deceased has ever  since resided.

Mr. Frederick was twice married, his first wife being Miss Northoga Frey, whom he married in 1867. Her death occurred in 1876, and three years later, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Ann Christopher, who together with four children and seven grandchildren, survives. The latter are: Mrs. Julia Hofacker of Largo, Fla.; John Frederick of Rock Island, Ill.’ Frank Frederick of Navarre, O.; and Charles Frederick, of this city. One sister, Mrs. Anne Berger of Delphos, O., also survives.


Invents poultry feeder

Frank B. Miller, of this city, a director in the Miller Anchor Co., has made application through Attorney Frank J. Tuttle of Fremont, for a patent on an automatic poultry feeder. The machine will distribute feed for two hours duration without attention, the purpose of the feeder being to keep chickens busy, thereby increasing their laying qualities.


Pneumonia claims it’s second victim

Dorr Twaddle, mention of whose serious illness was made in last evening’s Herald, died this morning at 7 o’clock at his home at Clarksfield Hollow. Death was due to pneumonia, with which he was stricken last Friday, while attending the funeral for his sister, Mrs. Eugene Fox, who died from the same disease.

Mr. Twaddle was one of the best known and most prominent farmers in Clarksfiled, township. He was about 63 years old.

The deceased is survived by his wife and five children, as follows; Mrs. Lillie A. Judd, of Irving, Kan.; Mrs. Elmer Finch of Wellington; Mrs. Ella King of Wakeman; and William and Jay Twaddle of Clarksfield.


Coming Friday — May 18, 1911: Victim of frightful accident

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok



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