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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Glenn Cyphers dies of dread plague Tuesday

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:03 PM

Dec. 18, 1918

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Glenn Cyphers dies of dread plague Tuesday

Glenn D. Cyphers, a well known and respected citizen of Norwalk, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock at his home, 120 Woodlawn Ave., of influenza and several complications attending that disease, nothwithstanding the best medical care and nursing he had received. A week ago Thursday he came home from Lorain where he was employed as electrical engineer in the By-product department of the National Tube Mills, for a visit with his wife and children and was taken sick the following day with influenza, which soon developed into peritonitis, pneumonia and meningitis.

Glenn D. Cyphers was born at Arcanum, Ohio on June 18, 1888. He came to Norwalk with his parents at the age of three years, having resided here almost uninterruptedly since then. He attended the public schools of this city and was graduated from Norwalk High School in 1906. After leaving school he entered the service of the CS&C Ry. Co. in their local power plant. For several years he was connected wit the Norwalk Water Works and electric plant as engineer and was considered the best posted man on electricity in the city service.

Mr. Cyphers was married June 1, 1911 to Helen T. Baird, daughter of Mrs. R.E. Lowey of 6 South Garden Street, who with her four little children, George aged 6, Virginia 3 1/2, Constance, 2 1/2, and Donald 1 year old, are left behind to mourn the untimely death of a devoted husband and father. He is also survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George J. C;yperhs, now of Kansas City, Mo., one sister, Mrs. E.B. Hyle of the same city and twobrotehrs, A.D. Cyphers of Norwalk and James W. Cyphers of St. Joe, Idaho, who at present time is with the American Expeditionary Forces in France.

This is one of the saddest deaths that occurred here through that dreadful malady and the sympathy of the whole community goes out to the young widow and little children, who were deprived of their support and protector.

Herbert Gallup new member of city council

Herbert A. Gallup of the Gallup Ruffing Co., a manufacturer, was elected a councilman-at-large last night to succeed J.A. Williams, who has gone of Lorain.

The election took place at the regular meeting of the council and the vote was unanimous. After thanking the members for the favor conferred upon him, Mr. Gallup passed the cigars. The new member is a resident of the fourth ward and is eminently qualified as a city legislator.

Mr. Williams is engaged in the plumbing business at Lorain.

Mayor C.W. Anderson administered the oath of office and Mr. Gallup was made a full fledged member of council at once.

Corp. L. Kavanaugh home from camp

Glowing with health and many pounds heavier, Corporal Leslie Kavanaugh, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Kavanaugh, returned today from Camp Sherman where he was honorably discharged on Tuesday.

 They are mustering out men at the rate of 1,000 a day but as soon as the mean leave more arrive in camp, including veterans, invalided back home from France, said he.

Kavanaugh was a member of the 6th company, second training battalion. Locally he ranks as one of the best known young men in the city and emerged from high school athletics with an enviable career. It is his intention to resume work at the Norwalk Drilling Tool Co.

167 books shipped from Norwalk to American soldiers

Recently a campaign was started in this city to provide books for soldiers. All donations were received at Public Library. A shipment consisting of 167 books or latest fiction and up-to-date facts were shipped to an Atlantic port this week. They were donated by the people of this city. Some very latest books by Cobb, Witwer, Bachellor and others were received and sent to cheer the boys who will spend their Xmas in France.

 Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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