Norton, Massachusetts: Looking Back At April 21, 1911

Norton News items from The Taunton Gazette, April 21, 1911.

The annual meeting of the will be held in the library building Monday evening April 24 at 7:30 for the election of three directors, bearing of reports and other business.  After the meeting, the presentation by Dr. Emery Holman of the oil painting of Mrs. Wheaton, donated to the library by the artist, Frank Holmes, will take place.  All are cordially invited.

Harold, the oldest child of Mr. and Mrs. George Sawyer, narrowly escaped receiving serious injuries Saturday.  While alighting from a tipcart on which he had been riding his foot slipped and he fell, scaring the horses, the wheel passing over his hand, fortunately no bones were broken.  A doctor was summoned and took several stitches in the back of the right hand closing a severe gash.

Lewis Woodward has been drawn to served the May jury of Taunton.

Easter services at the Unitarian Church were unusually interesting, both morning and evening.  Mrs. Tisdale of Attleboro was soloist.  In the evening an Easter concert was given by the Sunday school children, Miss Ella Barker’s class giving a recitation entitled “Pass the Light Along,” which was very effective each one carrying a lighted candle.  Mrs. Fenton’s class also gave a recitation.  Rev. Anton de Haas read a beautiful Eastger selection by Ella Wheeler Wilcox.  Another pleasing feature was a vocal solo by Mr. Ackhurst.

On Thursday afternoon will occur the April business meeting of the Norton Branch Alliance.

Miss Sadie Gale of Oak Bluffs is a guest of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gale.

Morton Lincoln of Chartley was in East Norton yesterday on business.

Mrs. Harry E. Gardner spent Easter with relatives in Waverly.

Mrs. George Sawyer has been entertaining her brother Adin Babson of Cambridge.

Russell Lincoln of Chartley has been spending a few days with his grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Carver on Essex Street.

The Norton Veteran Association has held a meeting to make arrangements for Memorial Day.  It was voted not to have the usual collation this year.

Henry Hunt was in town over Sunday.

Among the Wellesley students who this year will be awarded membership in the Phi Beta Kappa, the highest honor for scholarship at the college, is Miss Sarah Caswell, class 1912, of this place.

The chimney of the high school is being repaired.

Miss Gladys Talbot entertained at her home on Mansfield Avenue, Saturday evening a few friends in honor of Misses Doris and Marcia Chase from Quincy Mansion School.

Mr. and Mrs. George L. Titus Jr. were guests of Mr. Titus’ parents in East Norton, Sunday.

William Baker led the service at the East Mansfield Church Sunday.

The reading club held a meeting at the home of Mrs. Lucille Hastings the organizer, Saturday afternoon.  The president of the club is Helen Pratt and the secretary, Marguerite Talbot.

George Wetherill has been seriously ill with blood poisoning but is now better. He was suffering with boils and contracted a severe cold during gymnasium work.

The Church Aide Alliance will hold its April business meeting at the Unitarian vestry, Thursday afternoon April 20th.

Chester Hall of Charlestown was the guest of relatives in town, Saturday.

Mrs. Alice Caswell and son Teddie are expected home from Philadelphia this week.

Miss Celia Johnson was home from Bridgewater Normal School over Sunday.


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