MARCH 12, 1911
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Three more homes entered by death
Since Midnight Saturday, death has entered three Norwalk homes and taken two adult persons and one child.
Thomas Manahan, an aged and highly respected resident of this city in which he lived nearly all his lifetime, passed away at his home, No. 31, North Linwood Ave., at 2:10 o'clock Sunday morning, after an illness of about two weeks. His death was due to the infirmities of old age.
Thomas Manahan was the son of William and Peggy Ann Manahan and was born in East Genoa, N.Y. on Jan. 5, 1830 When he was but a few years of age he removed with his parents to Norwalk, where, on Feb. 26, 1851, he was united in marriage to Miss Almira Cook, who preceded him to the grave about three years ago, leaving, besides her husband, one son, William Manahan, who has made his home with his father.
Miss Mary Zalada Barker, a highly respected colored resident of Norwalk, passed away at her home, No. 102 Newton St., at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon, aged 38 years. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. She had been an invalid for the past seven years, and for six months preceding her death she had been confined to her bed.
Miss Barker was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Barker and was born in this city. After graduating from the Norwalk High School, class of 1892, she took up the vocation of teaching, which she followed in various localities until ill health compelled her to abandon the work.
Carl Addison Starr, the ten weeks old son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Starr, died Monday morning at the family home on North Pleasant Street.
To arrange for transfer of land
At a meeting of the executive committees of the Chamber of Commerce, held Monday morning, a committee consisting of C.F. Jackson and C.P. Venus was appointed to arrange for transferring to the Chamber this land located on Jackson and North West streets, which was purchased by the old Norwalk Board of Trade, and which is held by C.H. Gallup as trustee.
A committee consisting of Warren C. Whitney, Harry H. Marsh and Chares S. Bateham, was appointed to make preliminary arrangements for holding the annual banquet of the Chamber of Commerce.
Court holds boy is a delinquent
Frank Bartholomew, the nine-year-old son of Louis Bartholomew, of Norwalk township, was adjudged a delinquent by Probate Judge Rowley after a hearing Saturday afternoon and was placed in charge of Juvenile Officer J.P. Lawrence.
Complaint against the boy was filed by Fletcher Potter, who charged that on March 9, young Bartholomew violated the state laws by throwing a stone and injuring Rachel Potter, a child.
Mr. and Mrs. Lynn M. Rogers of 22 South Garden Street, gave a miscellaneous shower for Miss Irene Smith and Mr. Cassius Ball, bride and groom-elect, both of this city Saturday evening.
About 24 friends were present a a most enjoyable evening was spent. A color scheme of pink and white was carried out in the decorations and in the serving of the refreshments. Pink and white carnations were the flowers used.
The guests of honor received many useful present with which to begin housekeeping.
Compiled by Andy Prutsok