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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Ridgefield Twp. trustee gets 'severe shaking up'

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:49 PM

MARCH 7, 1913

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 94 years ago:

Had some exciting time

Henry Miller of Monroeville, township trustee of Ridgefield Township, had the double experiences of automobiling and sleighing yesterday afternoon on leaving this city for his home.

He was running his big white steamer out West Main Street in the streetcar tracks. Approaching West Street he endeavored to get out of the tracks into the roadway and in so doing the car was thrown sideways and slid along the smooth snowy surface of the pavement like a bobsled, making a fast turn around a corner.

The automobile did not stop until it hit a large telephone pole at the corner of Main and West streets, with a terrific force. The body of the auto was badly smashed and the machinery damaged somewhat. Mr. Miller and his companion, Frank Fritz, were given a severe shaking up.

Driving club elects officers

At a meeting of a number of owners of driving horses held in the harness store of Frank L. Nagel, on East Main Street, last evening, officers for the Norwalk City Driving Club for the ensuing year were elected as follows:

President - Frank A. Adelman

Vice President - Dr. H. Fulstow

Secretary and treasurer - Dr. A.C. Smith

Race committee - J.W. Noggle, F.L. Nagle and Orrie Ferguson.

Narrow escape while skating

Miss Bernice Greene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Green and a teacher in the Hartland School, and one of her pupils had a narrow escape from drowning one day last week. Eight little girls, her pupils, went out on a gravel pit pond not far from the school to skate. The ice was very thin and before they could be warned of the danger, one twelve-year-old girl broke through the ice and fell into the water. Miss Greene noticed the danger and rushed out into the ice and after a hard struggle succeeded in rescuing her. The water was about five feet deep, and miss Greene displayed great heroism in rescuing the girl.

In Society

Teddy, a little Scotch collie dog, belonging to little Kathryn Samats of Woodlawn Avenue, was run over and killed by the Wheeling passenger train yesterday at noon. Everyone knew Teddy, and all will be sorry to hear of his sad death.

Church anniversary approaching

The Milan Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 95th anniversary on April 27, and is already looking forward to its centennial in 1918. Methodist Church will be one hundred years old in 1916, these two churches being the oldest in Erie County.

Teacher becomes a bride

It was a complete surprise Monday morning when the news was reported through the East Norwalk Public School District that the teacher, Miss Fannie Reeder, of Norwalk, married. Miss Reeder for nearly a year has been a very satisfactory teacher in this school district. Mrs. Fannie Reeder Protzman has many true friends here who sincerely wish her real prosperity in the recently acquired sacred marital relations in life.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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