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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Phone company workers enjoy sleigh ride

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

FEB. 13, 1912

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

Phone company workers enjoy sleigh ride

A number of employees of the Central Union Telephone Co. and several friends enjoyed a sleigh ride last evening to the home of A.D. Strong on the Enterprise road, where they spent the evening in a very enjoyable manner. Music was one of the features of entertainment. Ben Strong and Frank Conrad singing a number of selections in a pleasing manner.

A splendid supper was served during the evening and the party returned home in a seasonable hour, unmindful of the fact that the mercury in the thermometers was far below the zero mark.

C.L.U. elects officers

A rousing meeting of Norwalk Central Labor Union was held last evening with a full delegation present, at which time the following officers were elected for the ensuing term:

President - John S. Mearns

Vice-President - John Kinney

Rec.-Secry. - E.F. Lamb

Fin.-Secy. - R.J. Smith

Treasurer - Miss May Richie

Sergeant-at-Arms - Charles L. Long

Trustees - L.C. Colson, E.F. Hogan and L.A. Gfell.

This will be a busy year for organized labor in this state owing to the Constitutional Convention and the coming state and national elections, of which Norwalk organized labor intends to do her part.

Birthday surprise

George Ernst of Milan Street was pleasantly surprised last evening by a number of friends in honor of his birthday. An enjoyable evening was spent with cards and music. A dainty lunch was served. Beside a number of other gifts, Mr. Ernst was given a handsome gold watch.

Surprised by friends

Twenty-five neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Boepple, No. 30 Grove Avenue, with well-filled baskets, gave them a pleasant surprise last evening.

The evening was spent playing progressive pedro and prizes were awarded Mrs. Ben Cunningham and Herman Niver, while Ed Ball was consoled.

A delightful evening was spent and after enjoying refreshments all returned to their homes.

Succumbs to pneumonia

Peter J. Schaeffer, who lives near Enterprise, north of this city, died Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at the family home. He had been ill for several weeks with pneumonia. The deceased had been a lifelong resident of this community, having been born in Peru township, Oct. 2, 1858. May 26, 1885, he was united in marriage to Catherine Black of Peru, who, together with nine children, survives. The children are Frank and Alfred Schaeffer of Brewater; Clayton, Lilly, Odelia, Arthur, Anna, Theodore and Marian Schaeffer, who live at home.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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