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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Cirrhosis claims Graves' life

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:48 PM

FEB. 14, 1912

The top stories in the Evening Herald on this date 95 years ago:

Well-known resident succumbs to illness

Milton Graves, a well known resident of this city, died this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Milo Peak, No. 22 State Street. Death was due to cirrhosis of the liver. He had been ill for eight weeks but was confined to his bed only three days.

The deceased was born in Seville Medina County, Feb. 10, 1837, having celebrated the 75th anniversary of his birth last Saturday. When a young man 17 years old, he came with his parents to East Norwalk. Soon after his coming to Norwalk, Mr. Graves found employment as fireman on the L.S.&M. which position he held with the road for twenty-five years. He was also an engineer on the W. &L.E. railroad for 10 years immediately following its construction.

June 19, 1858, the deceased was united in marriage to Miss Emaline Wells at East Norwalk and to them were born five children, four of whom are living. The surviving children are Mrs. Milo Peak of this city; Mrs. G.A. Conklin of Cleveland; Albert M. Graves of Toledo; and Frederick W. Graves of New York City.

Return from the south

Henry Lais and nephew Teddy Lais returned last evening from a trip of several weeks in Texas and other southwestern states. While absent they visited George Lais and Otto Meyers, who went to Texas a year or more ago.

When the latter went to Texas they purchased a truck farm in Matagorda County, but a few weeks ago they sold the farm and are now conducting a restaurant and lunch counter in the city of Houston.

Easy to find it now

An electric sign was placed in front of the police station this morning which will inform strangers the location of the city Bastille at night. The light is encased in a white globe on which is inscribed in red letters the words, "Police headquarters."

Says he got "Too much in the head"

Sam Spinello, an Italian laborer got "too much in the head," as he explained it to Mayor Martin this morning. Sam was technically charged with being intoxicated and was able to plead guilty without the aid of an interpreter. Sam was fined $2 and costs, which he was able to understand, also, without the aid of an interpreter.

Auto club takes in new members

Much interest is being shown in the Huron County Automobile club as evidenced by the large list of new members taken into the organization at the regular monthly meeting of the organization held in the Chamber of Commerce rooms last night.

The list includes the following names: Mayor E.G. Martin, Safety Director W.J. Bascom, Fred W. Cook, M.E. Sprague, J.V. Metz, F. H. Hay, W.T. Hay, E.O. Frend, W.A. Fisher, Charles W. Stoup, F.B. Cole, Herbert B. Holly, F. Kresbach, John K. Ryers and Lynn M. Rogers. The additions bring membership to about 160.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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