BLAST FROM THE PAST - Apricot blossoms bloom in Norwalk

April 12, 1922
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

April 12, 1922

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 86 years ago:

Will name successor to Davis

At a special meeting last night, the city council was prepared to elect a successor to Councilman-at-Large A. W. Davis, who became postmaster this week. But no action could be taken because council adjourned prematurely.

A secret caucus was held by councilmen after adjournment had been made. The members were willing to put the question of electing a new member to a vote but they were informed by Solicitor Carpenter that after adjournment special notice for another session must be given by the mayor at least 12 hours in advance.

Consequently the election of the new member will take place at the regular meeting Tuesday night.

J.A. Strutton made president of loan co.

John A. Strutton, who since 1904 has been the very efficient secretary of the Home Savings & Loan Co., was elected president of that organization at their 34th annual meeting held last evening — an honor richly merited and well bestowed.

The company has enjoyed a remarkably successful year, despite the general depression and is keeping up its record of 24 years in never paying less than 5 percent. Directors for the ensuing year were elected as follows: A.C. Holiday, C.B. Lawrence, Irving Carpenter, John Markt, John A. Strutton, F.A. Poewers, and John Laylin. The two latter succeeded themselves on the board. The board then re-organized.

Mrs. J. Boss victim

of grim reaper

After an illness of about five weeks, Mrs. Barbara Elizabeth Boss, aged 60 on Feb. 4 this year, passed away last night at about 11 o’clock at her home, 18 N. Hester Street.

Mrs. Boss was born in Glenville, now part of Cleveland, and became a resident of Townsend township in this county in 1874.

In March 1892, Mrs. Boss was married to J.J. Boss. Surviving are the husband, the children, J.L. Boss, Wm. T. Boss, Herbert Boss and Miss Ruby Boss, all of Norwalk; the grandchildren, Arthur, Herbert, Bernice and Berdine; the brothers, C.H. Dippel of Townsend, and Henry Dippel of Cleveland, and a sister, Mrs. Ann Fletcher of Lorain.

Mrs. Boss was a well known Norwalk woman and had many friends. She was a devoted wife and mother. She became ill with pneumonia and showed praiseworthy fortitude in bearing her suffering.

Large loon caught by Clyde Tucker

Clyde Tucker of Clarksfield was much puzzled the other day when he saw a large bird on the ground near his home, apparently almost helpless. It is a 10-pound loon. Mr. Tucker had considerable trouble identifying the bird. It has a long sharp bill, black rings around its neck and is dull white, black and steel grey about the body. The loon, it is stated, has more trouble getting off the water than a hydro airplane but is a strong flier when once it gets on its way. The bird is a star diver and can stay under water eight minutes. Mr. Tucker probably will release his captive.

Apricot blossoms

bloom in Norwalk

Charlie Stacey brought to this office yesterday a sprig of apricot blossoms he had plucked from a lusty young tree at his residence on Hester Street. The blossoms are packed so close together that prediction is made when turned into fruit, branches would be broken by sheer weight.

Whittlesey Academy holds its meeting

The Whittlesey Academy of Arts and Sciences, organized in 1853, held its annual meeting yesterday and elected the following officers and directors for the coming year:

President, Col. C.L. Kencan; Vice President, E.G. Martin; Secretary, A.C. Holiday; Treasurer, J.A. Strutton; Librarian, Miss Bertha Butler; Trustees, Col. Kencan, Mr. Holiday, Mr. Strutton, C.F. Jackson and J.H. Williams.

Frederick F. Williams was elected to membership.

R. Fisher stops runaway machine

After Ed Birmingham had left his Cadillac car standing on Hester Street near Main, yesterday afternoon with the engine running, the machine started to coast down hill toward Monroe St., Russell Fisher, advertising manager of the Reflector-Herald, leaped into the machine and stopped it before any damage resulted.

A.T. Minardi buys out the Central Fruit Co.

A.T. Minardi has bought out the interest of Gus Amato in the Central Fruit store on E. Main Street. Hereafter the establishment will be known as the White Swan Co. Later the company will manufacture ice cream cones.

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok