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Oldest resident of New England reaches age of 108

• Mar 20, 2019 at 8:00 PM

March 20, 1908

The top stories in the Norwalk Daily Reflector on this date in 1908:


Oldest resident of New England reaches age of 108

The following article is taken from The Baptist Farmer of Feb. 21. Mrs. Silliman, of Easton, Conn., a sketch of whose life is given therein, has many relatives living in or near North Fairfield, as three families of Silliman's came to Huron County from Connecticut in the 40s, and their children and grandchildren are now living in this county. The article was sent to the Reflector for publication by G.D. Silliman of North Fairfield:

"This is my birthday!" exclaimed Mrs. Deborah Staples Silliman of Easton, as her grand-daughter, Miss Maud Silliman, entered her room bright and early this morning to congratulate her on living to witness the 108th anniversary of her birth. Mrs. Silliman, young in spirit if enfeebled in body, arose at 2 o'clock this afternoon. She enjoyed her usual substantial breakfast before arising, and although yesterday she had experienced a rather disagreeable day, she was much improved this morning, exhibiting vitality despite her years that would have done credit one scores of year's younger.


Coming to the front

E.E. Sly, who has the agency for the celebrated Ford automobile, has sold to Dr. E.W. Crecelius a Model "S" Roadster. This is the second car Mr. Sly has sold this spring, the other being a Model "K" Touring car sold to Henry Kelley of Milan.


Lockwood no longer manager

At a meeting of the directors of the American Steel and Iron Company, held Thursday afternoon in the St. Charles Hotel, S.G. Lockwood handed in his resignation as general manager of the company, which was accepted. The directors then elected H.E. Frazier, of Cincinnati, vice president, general manager and one of the directors of the American Steel and Iron Company. Mr. Frazier has been for years an officer of Rogers, Brown & Company, who are the largest dealers in pig iron in the world, and which company has agencies in all the largest cities in the country.


Literary societies of the city meet for mutual profit and pleasure

The regular meeting of the Priscilla Embroidery Club was held Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. J.B. Faris of Hester Street, as hostess. Roll call responses were humorous Irish quotations. Following a few hours spent in fancy needlework a splendid supper was served, the color scheme being green and white. The place cards, which were suggestive of St. Patrick's Day, were painted by Miss Lynda Fairs.

The club adjourned to meet April 1st with Mrs. Flora Johnson, Walnut Street.


The Merry-Go-Rounds were entertained Wednesday evening by Miss Alice Mordoff at her home on Marshall Street. The club began the reading of Stoddard's lecture on St. Petersburg, the readers for the evening being Miss Alda Sutton and Mrs. Marian Todd. The social hour which followed was interspersed with the serving of dainty refreshments, the color scheme of which was green and white.

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