This Day in Holyoke History: May 12

by Laurel | May 12th, 2009

May 12, 1879
Four Frenchmen lately applied for work at the Lyman mills, offering their services for 25 cents a day each.

An out-of-town woman has found her husband courting a girl at a local boarding-house. As the fellow wouldn’t recognize her, she has rented a room on the same street where she can watch him.

May 12, 1910
Mrs. Amelia Steiner died yesterday morning at her home, 425 Elm street She was born in Germany coming to Holyoke about 26 years ago. She leaves one son, Albert Steiner of Holyoke, and two brothers in Germany. The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon with burial in Elmwood cemetery. [Editorial note: below is the tombstone of Amelia’s son Albert, also buried in Elmwood cemetery.]

May 12, 1898
Public Meeting to Favor Curfew Law.

There are active steps being taken for the furthering of measures looking toward a curfew law in the city of Holyoke and it is quite likely that a mass-meeting will be held in its interest in a few days. The plan is to hold some public meeting before the meeting of the board of aldermen the 17th to show the strength of sentiment in that matter. Arrangements will probably be made to get the various churches and societies like the St. Heroes, Young Men’s Christian association, etc., interested and all work together for the proposed ordinance. So far as can be learned there is comparatively little opposition to the proposed curfew law, and it is certain from remarks heard on the street from tome to time that a sense of the seriousness of the problem of keeping children off from the streets is beginning to be felt. It is hoped to be able to secure Col. Hogeland to speak in Holyoke.

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