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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Fire blamed on lightning

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:43 PM

MAY 19, 1907

The top stories in the Evening Herald on this date 100 years ago:

Lightning may have caused fire

Shortly after the thunderstorm which occurred about 1:30 o'clock this morning in which there were many vivid flashed of lightning and loud peals of thunder, particularly to the north, a bright blaze illuminated the sky in that direction. Although no reports have been received in the city of a conflagration the light in the sky was undoubtedly the reflection of a fire, probably the result of a barn being struck by lightning.

Boy's absence causes scare

Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Brown of No. 20 West League Street, were given a scare today by the sudden disappearance of their four year old son, Waldron, who left home about 11:30 o'clock with the consent of knowledge of his parents. The child's continued absence scared his parents and the matter was reported to the police. A number of older children with wheels were pressed into service and the town was scoured for the missing boy. He was traced to the Glass Block where he was treated to a glass of soda water and where spent about an hour. The trace of him was lost until he was found on the courthouse square about 2:30 o'clock, after having taken a walk out East Main Street. The lad, of course, was perfectly ignorant of the anxiety which he had caused his parents.

New volume of Firelands Pioneer

New Series Volume XVL of the Firelands Pioneer, published by the Firelands Historical Society of Norwalk has just been issued from the Laning Company's press. It is a neatly printed and substantially bound book of over 200 pages. It contains records of the proceedings of the forty-eighth annual meeting of the Firelands Historical Society, held in Firelands Memorial rooms in the public library, December 12th, 1906, also a number of very interesting historical articles, both local and general. Several excellent illustrations grace its pages. A copy of this volume should be found in every library in this city and vicinity.

Lodger departs with clothing

A stranger who sought lodging at the Newhall boarding house, No. 38, Whittlesey Avenue, Thursday night, made a good haul of clothing some time during the night and left without notifying the landlady or leaving his address. He took a winter overcoat, coat and vest and pair of shoes, the property of another border. The fellow was traced as far as Toledo but in that city the clue was lost.

Will receive first communion

A class of sixty-six thirty-two boys and thirty-four girls will receive their first holy communion Sunday morning at St. Paul's Catholic Church.

This year's first communion class at St. Paul's Church has been prepared for the worthy reception of the sacrament under somewhat trying conditions, many members of the class having been absent at times on account of the prevalence of mumps and measles.

The following young gentlemen and ladies comprise this class:

Clayton Wilhelm, Frank Janata, Clarence Humbel, Harold Myers, Oliver Hipp, John Adelman, George Kerner, Carl Miller, Alfred Meesig, Otto Smith, George Camp, Frank Doughty, William Erb, Albert Fisher, Carl Fries, Florentine Herman, Fred Studer, Carl Martin, Walter Ott, Fred Haar, Joseph Rosshirt, Joseph Markie, Albert Nickoli, Theophilus Camp, John Laux, William Rettinger, Louis Kluding, Edward Bauer, Leander Ott, William Wagner, Ignatius Camp, Matilda Dietrich, Alma Grismer, Carrie Amato, Marie Romer, Clara Minnich, Frances Weisenberger, Irene Stoll, Edna Blingzley, Elizabeth Baechle, Cecelia Baechle. Loretta Fisher, Ruth Fitz, Mary Frey, Lucile Hiss, Clara Neuberger, Mary Myers, Veronica Soisson, Irene Ott, Eleanore Ott, Christine Miller, Loretta Schnacker, Ethel Seliger, Eva Weishahn, Catherine Zuerich, Ida Landoll, Sylvia Kromer, Eleanor Neuberger, Lusine Falter, Grace Cook, Pearl Crawford, Rose Roth, Loretta Fieger, Bertha Link, Loretta Nahm.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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