The following Lowell Tribune article was found in the Lowell Public Library's clipping files:
(Forty Years Ago)
May 1, 1941
Last Saturday night Cecil Westberg was on his way home and was passing the old Brush Factory on Main Street, when he noticed a car parked behind a big truck. He thought nothing of it until a couple of men stepped out and commanded him to throw up his hands. Instead of doing as they ordered he threw his dinner pail at them and called for help. They ordered him to stop but he did not do so, and finally he aroused a neighbor and then the would-be-robbers fled without getting any money, but by the time officers got there the men had fled. It looks as though it might have been home talent as the fellows were rather crude in their work.
The following information comes from a booklet by Ernest J. Fredregill, entitled An Old Album of Interest to Ritters, Livingstons, Hilzleys and Islers:
Heart Attack Claims Cecil Westberg, 58
Cecil A. Westberg, 58, a life-long resident of Lowell, passed away at his home, 803 E. Commercial Ave., Wednesday morning, April 19. He had been in ill health since suffering a heart attack several years ago.
Born in Lowell Feb. 21, 1903, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Westberg, Cecil married Martha Hilzley of Lowell. He worked as a drayman for the late Phil McNay, and later drove for Westerberg Trucking.
He is survived by his wife, Martha; three daughters, Mrs. Edward Nord, Mrs. Marvin Fleener and Miss Judith, all of Lowell; also five grandchildren and a sister, Miss Jennie Westberg of Lowell.
Memorial services will be held in the Eskridge Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Friday, April 21. Rev E.L. Worley will officiate and burial will be in Lowell cemetery.