Source: The Elyria Republican, Elyria, Ohio, May 29, 1902, page 1.
CASH RECEIVED FOR WATER BONDS
The $153,000 Stowed Away to the Water Works Trustees' Credit
NO OBSTACLE NOW REMAINS
Employment of an Engineer and Other Steps can Now go Forward Sale Took Place on Tuesday
The first issue of lake water bonds was finally sold on Tuesday fore noon and the $153,000 received is now on deposit to the credit of the board of waterworks trustees. The sale took place on Tuesday morning. Mayor Reefy and Clerk Purk signed the necessary documents and they were taken to Cleveland for delivery by Chairman LeMaster of the council committee on finance.
No obstacle now remains to prevent the step toward installing a lake water plant. The employment of an engineer to take charge of the work and advertising for bids for material and labor can now proceed.
William Clifford LeMaster (1871-1922) was a member of the Elyria, Ohio city council and my paternal great granduncle.