BLAST FROM THE PAST - New officers are chosen

JUNE 14, 1910 The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 98 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

JUNE 14, 1910

The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date 98 years ago:

New officers are chosen

Norwalk Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, held its annual election of officers Monday evening. The election resulting as follows: Eminent Commander, L.W. Wickham; Geralissimo, J.R. McCann; Captain General, L.C. Herrick; Senior Warden, W.J. Tossell; Junior Warden, E.F. Leonhardt; Treasurer, H.S. Mitchell; Recorder, John Laylin; Prelate, Rev. G.R. Mente; Standard Bearer, F.J. Davis; Sword Bearer, J.W. Baker; Warden, W.R. WIlliams; and Sentinel, Louis Johnson.

Passed away Sunday

Mrs. Elizabeth Meesig mother of George H. Meesig, of No. 269 West Main Street, and of Charles Meesig of Newton Street, this city, passed away at her home in Havana at 8 o’clock Sunday morning, after an illness lasting about six months.

Mrs. Meesig was about seventy-five years of age and besides her two sons in this city, she is survived by eight other children — four sons and four daughters.

The funeral of Mrs. Meesig will be held form St. Sebastian’s Catholic Church in Havana.

County must settle

Huron County must pay the sum of $1,005.12 to Obert Sutliff, for damages sustained by Sutliff when a threshing outfit which he owned broke through what is known as the Bishop Bridge on the Ridge Road in Bronson Township, and fell into the creek bed below on Setember 6, 1905. It was in that accident that WIlliam McPherson, a young man who resided south of this city, and who was employed as a thresher by Sutliff, lost his life.

Hallelujah wedding

Benedict chapel was well filled Wednesday evening with an interested gathering of persons who assembled to witness the Hallelujah wedding which had been announced to take place there at 8 o’clock.

Promptly at the appointed hour the groom and his bride, Captain George Rosland Hook and Lieutenant Martin Bramhill, respectively, of the local Salvation Army Corps. took their places in readiness for the ceremony, which was performed by Major Withers of Cleveland. They were attended by Captain Clausen of Van Wert, as bridesmaid, and by Captain Spohn of Lima, who acted as best man. All were attired in the regular uniform of the Salvation Army.

During the progress of the ceremony, some pleasing piano music was furnished by Miss Anna Fishwick, niece of the bride, and vocal selections were rendered by Captain and Mrs. Crowell of Ashland.

The bride was kindly remembered with a number of choice and useful wedding gifts. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bramhill of this city.

Captain and Mrs. Hook left Thursday morning on their honeymoon trip. They first go to Chatham, Ont., for a week’s stay, then to Painesville, O. for a week and then will return to Norwalk for a two week’s stay, after which they will leave to fill an appointment at some place yet to be determined.

Graduates from Princeton with high honors

At the 163rd annual commencement of famous old Princeton University at Princeton, New Jersey, a class of 240 young men were graduated this week. Among there were several Ohio boys, two of whom, Halsey A. Frederick of Oberlin, and Ralph W. Gibbs of Norwalk, publicly received “Honors for General Excellence,” and “Special Honors in the Department of Mathematics and Physics.”

 They were both among 19 men out of the class who were elected members of Phi Bea Kappa. For several years during his undergraduate course, Mr. Gibbs has attained high rank as a tutor in physics, and he expects to return to Princeton for the summer as head tutor in that department in the summer school.

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok