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Blast from the Past

• Jun 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Here are the stories in The Daily Reflector on this date in 1897:


Death statistics

The following figures were taken from the report of Probate Judge F.H. Jones, for the year ending March 31, 1897:


No. white males: 167

No. white females: 159

No. colored males: 3

No. colored females: 3

Total deaths: 332


Nativity of deceased

United States: 268

England and Wales: 11

Germany: 32

Ireland: 4

Scotland: 1

Unknown: 16


Diseases causing death

Miasmatic: 46

Enthetic: 3

Diabetic: 26

Locomotion: 1

Tubercular: 24

Nervous: 43

Circulation: 32

 Respiratory: 35

Digestive: 31

Urinary: 12

Developmental (women): 4

Developmental (children): 10

Old Age: 30

Fracture or contusion: 7

Suffocation: 1

Sun stroke: 1

Poison: 1

Suicide: 2


37th annual commencement of the Norwalk High School tonight

This Friday evening at 7:30 o’clock promptly, the exercises will begin attending the graduation of another class from Norwalk High School.

The hall will be filled with friends of the young ladies and gentlemen named in the program below, and all are requested to be on hand promptly, as the ushers will not be allowed to interrupt the exercises by seating people after the program begins.

Class roll: Don P. Mills, president; Edna M. Willsey, vice president; Otilla G. Eyman, secretary; C. Nelson Landon, treasurer.

Lulu Akers, Edith A. Andrews, Blanche D. Beattie, Esther V. Blackman; Grace P. Bloxham, Jennie Chaffee, Dora Eastman, Carrie W. Evans, Mae E. Vlesinger, Vernon W. Foster, Julia B. Friend, Myrtle Gebhart, Crace G. Goodhuse, Iva M. Holiday, Mertie I. Holiday, Nettie Jinks, Linnaeas E. Kellogg, Joanna Laning, Lois T. Latimer, James D.K. Lyman. Ralph W. Mead, Aimee J. Moore, K. Pearl Ryerson, Mabel B. Savange and Ora Tuttle.


Shaving parlor and bath room

J.H. Pullley, having fitted up rooms expressly for shaving, hair cutting, shampooing and kindred arts and having a fine bath room attached, invites a fair share of public patronage. “We study to please.”


Death of George Onread

George L. Onread, an old Norwalk boy, died Thursday noon at his home in Cleveland, after a long illness with enlargement of the heart.

The deceased learned the tinner’s trade in this city with the late John Cline, but 30 years ago or more he moved to Cleveland, where he prospered finely. He leaves, besides a wife, three sisters, Mrs. Lawrence Bordbeck and Mrs. A. Williams and Mrs. Fifner, of Norwalk. 


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