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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Mary Brady dies suddenly

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:04 PM

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 73 years ago:

Change name of

well-known legal firm

The name of the law firm of Rosley & Carpenter will be changed on Jan. 1, 1935, to Carpenter and Freeman. The firm will occupy the same offices in the Citizens National Bank Building as heretofore. The members of this firm will be Frank Carpenter, who has practiced law in Huron County for more than twenty-five yars, and Herbert F. Freeman, who came to Norwalk in 1931. Mr. Freeman will assume the duties of solicitor of the city of Norwalk in January.

Associated with this firm will be Luther Van Horn, a son-in-law of the late Judge Arthur E Rowles and a teacher for many years in the high school of this city.

Mary Brady dies


Norwalk was shocked today to learn of the sudden death of Miss Mary Brady last night at her home in Cleveland of heart attack. She made her home with her brother, P.J. Brady of the Nicle Plate offices and shortly after midnight he found her dead at their house on West 108th Street.

She was born in Norwalk, the daughter of the late Hugh and Julia Brady, who lived on South West Street. She is survived by her brother, P.J. and three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Munley, Sister Augusta of St. John’s Hospital and Sister Aurelia of Charity, all of Cleveland.

Mrs. Hanley passes away

 at age of 94

One of Norwalk’s oldest and most highly esteemed citizens, Mrs. Patrick Hanley, died suddenly at 10:45 a.m. today at her home on State St., after a lingering illness due to the infirmities of age.

Mrs. Hanley, whose maiden name was Mary Donnelly, was born in Ireland 94 years ago on Dec. 26. When a young woman, she immigrated to this country and upon landing in New York came directly to Norwalk where she had since resided. Mr. Hanley passed away March 25, 1923.

Mrs. Hanley is survived by five children, Mrs. Katie Newman and Dan and James Hanley of this city and Mrs. David Hollister and Mrs. Henry Gfell of Lorain. Two other daughters, Mrs. Edward Buck and Mrs. Maggie Brutsche passed away several years ago.

Husband sues for


Floyd E. Koehnle, plaintiff in a divorce suit commenced here against Mary Schwable Koehnle, a minor, avers his wife has neglected her home and the care of the child and that she has associated with men against the wishes of the plaintiff. Bracy and Bracy represent the plaintiff.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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