Norton, Massachusetts: February 24-26, 1911
Norton news items from The Taunton Gazette, February 24-26, 1911.
Mrs. George L. Titus and Mrs. Abbott Smith of East Norton were guests of Mrs. K.G. Streeter in South Framingham, Wednesday.
Mrs. E.L. Dean of New Bedford is visiting relatives in town.
This evening, Norton Grange Patrons of Husbandry, will holds its first February meeting at Makepeace Hall.
Several Norton High School pupils and a few friends are planning a sleighing party for tomorrow evening.
Mrs. S.A. Sprague was the guest of her son, C.P. Sprague in Taunton yesterday.
Sewing is to be taught the girls in the schools in all grades below the high, and manual training the boys.
The engine at Sweet’s Box Factory was out of order yesterday and the works were closed part of the day.
The Norton High School Seniors (Class of 1911) held a reception and dance at the the town hall last evening. Music was furnished by White’s Orchestra of Attleboro. The proceeds will be added to the Washington trip fund.
Oliver White has filed nomination papers for the office of selectman and overseer of the poor. H.G. Danforth has been nominated for the office of moderator to preside at the coming town meeting.
John M. Field of Taunton, who was spoken of so highly in last night’s paper, was at one time a teacher in the public schools of this place and at present and for a number of years past has been organist at the Trinitarian Church here.
Otis Sweet has filled his ice houses with 10-inch ice from Woodward’s pond.
Charles Pike was in Attleboro yesterday on business.
Mrs. Sanford Wetherell was a guest yesterday of her mother Mrs. John Chilson of Attleboro.
Mrs. Harriet Dorr visited Mrs. C.T. Briggs of Attleboro yesterday.
Among those from this place who attended the entertainment in Taunton last evening given under the auspices of the D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolution) were Mrs. George Sawyer, Mrs. Artie Willis, Mrs. A.M. Round, Mrs. Ida Knapp, Mrs. Henry Gibbs, Mrs. Charles Valentine, Miss A.E. Austin, Miss Lucinda Freeman, Mrs. Ralph Gibbs, Miss E.F. Carpenter, Mrs. Clarence Valentine, Mrs. Rice, Miss Hattie Danforth, and Mrs. G.S. Wood.
Peter Menard of Oakland is breaking in as conductor on the Norton & Taunton Street Railway.
Everett Trowbrdge of Mansfield was in town on business yesterday.
Misses Ruth Barney and Bernice Lane of Chartley visited the high school yesterday.
The one o’clock electric [trolley train] Mansfield bound, was derailed yesterday on Mansfield Avenue. The telephone brought the construction gang promptly and after an hour’s work, travel was resumed.
The annual parish meeting of the Unitarian Society will be held Thursday evening, March 16. A supper will be served by the ladies of the Church Aid Alliance under the direction of the following committee: Mrs. Charles C. Vanelntine, Miss Ella Barker, Mrs. Allison Cowles, Mrs. Henry Gibbs, Mrs. B.O. Walker, and Mrs. Ida Knapp.
Alonzo Haskell has entered the employ of Sturdy Brothers, Chartley.
Clifford Titus has accepted the position of night operator at the local telephone exchange.
Miss Lucille Hastings left today for Falmouth, where she will substitute in the public schools during the illness of the regular teacher.
The Cheer and Comfort branch of the Sunshine club will hold its meeting on Thursday evening instead of Wednesday, as planned.
Mrs. Eunice Blandin a life long resident of this place died last evening at the home of her daughter Mrs. Madison Edward in Vineyard Haven where she was spending the winter. Mrs. Blandin was 87 years old, the widow of the later Deacon Harrison Blanding. The deceased was the oldest member of the Trinitarian Church having joined in 1836. Mrs. Blandin leaves two children, Mrs. Madison Edward of Vineyard Haven and Homer Blandin of this place. The funeral will take place Thursday forenoon at 10:30 at her home in East Norton with Burial at the Church Cemetery.