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Divorced this summer, couple are wedded again this week

• Aug 2, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Aug. 2, 1920

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Divorced this summer, couple are wedded again this week

Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Walters were re-married last night at the home of Mrs. W.H. Bell at 32 Hester Street, after being legally separated since last March, when Mrs. Walters secured a divorce decree here.

Mr. Walters was seriously ill and was in bed when the ceremony was performed. The Rev. H.H. Carter officiated. Before her marriage to Mr. Walters, the wife was Mabel Pendleton. Mr. Walters is manager of the Norwalk branch of the Jackson Underwear factory of Fremont. The groom was so ill he was unable to go to probate court to receive his marriage license to renew his own wife and the officiating minister obligingly did the task for him.

All is now serene and happy and the second venture gives every promise of holding better than the first one did.


 Norwalk will get a new factory

The contract was half-signed today for the bringing of the Marsh Auto Accessory factory to Norwalk. It will start operation within three months and employ a minimum of 20 men, for at least five years. Mr. Marsh signed and the local men will sign as soon as the remaining money is raised.

Norwalk people have agreed to put up $8,000 and take first mortgage bonds on the company to secure these bonds, which are to be paid back within the five years and bear interest at 6 percent.

The site of the factory has not yet been definitely located but it will be on the railroads, with good shipping facilities.

The company will manufacture rings, pistons, valves, as well as replacement parts for popular priced motor cars, for which there is an unceasing demand. 

The plant is brought here through the activity of the Norwalk Kiwanis Club. Pres. W.H. Griffin and Secy., Frank G. Jones will sign the contract with Mr. Marsh.


Killer Rehfeld goes to death cell next week

Charles Rehfeld, slayer of Dr. H.A. Benson of this city, will be taken from Fremont next week to Columbus where he is to be electrocuted on Sept. 4.

Clerk Maule of Sandusky County has prepared the death sentence given by the court.

Rehfeld appears resigned to his fate. A few days ago, Deputy Clark visited Fremont and talked with Rehfeld in the latter’s cell. The condemned man knew Clark at once and talked intelligently.

The death sentence was met with general approval here. It is generally believed that when Rehfeld shot Dr. Benson here last November, he believed that about the worst punishment that could be expected would be a few years in prison or an insane asylum.


Golfers put limit of 30 on membership

At a meeting of the Norwalk members of the Plum Brook Country Club last evening, it was voted to limit the Norwalk membership to 30. Already there are 24 members and several applications pending. The step is necessary because of the increased popularity of the links.

Another step that was taken, in conformity with the club rules, was that any member taking a guest for play must pay a dollar green dues per day. No Norwalk residents eligible for membership may be taken as guests.


Coming Friday — Aug. 3, 1920: County Fair for Old Huron gets a start

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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