Death Notices from the 1930s

We wish to express our grateful appreciation to the loyal friends and neighbors for their expression of sympathy, kindly aid and beautiful floral tributes during our recent bereavement.—Mrs. J.C. Durant and family. (Idaho Statesman, July 20, 1933)

The Rev. Lewis J. Rigelman conducted a prayer service Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock at the Newton cemetery for the baby daughter born Sunday morning at 5:30 o’clock to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Banfield. The baby weight 4 1-2 pounds was taken to Nichols hospital, Battle Creek and placed in an incubator where her death occurred. (Marshall Evening Chronicle, August 15, 1935)

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Birth Announcements from the 1930s

A Roberts couple, Mr. and Mrs. Grove Sprong, Thursday announced the birth of a girl in the L.D.S. Hospital in Idaho Falls. (Idaho Falls Post-Register, July 14, 1938)

Mr. and Mrs. John Eveland, near town, are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son recently.  The young man weighed eleven pounds, and will be given the name of Donald Lee.  (Easton Star-Democrat, October 6, 1939)

Short News Items from 1939

Curtis McGrew and Andy Briner are cutting wood for Wm. Roberts up at the Wagner Gap. (Medford Mail Tribune, January 3, 1939)

PORTOLA, Calif., March 3.—Miss Barbara Loosley and Miss Lala [sic] Loosley, who have been residing in Portola with their grandmother, Mrs. H.A. Weir, have returned to their home in Beckwourth. (Nevada State Journal, March 4, 1939)

Mrs. Eleanor McGrew and daughter, Jean, have moved to Yocolt [sic], Wash., where Mr. McGrew is working. (Medford Mail Tribune, June 13, 1939)

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Frank B. Casterlin

Frank B. Casterlin, 65, formerly well known in the real estate business, died early this morning at his home, 120 Park Place, Kingston. Survivors include his wife, Edith, and a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Mae Youngblood. Two nephews, Walter S. and Asa Casterlin, both of Wilkes-Barre, also survive.

The late W.S. Casterlin, who was also prominent in the real estate business, was his brother. The deceased was a member of Orange M.E. Church.

Funeral services will be held from his late home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be in Forty Fort Cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, July 15, 1939.

Frank B. Casterlin

Frank B. Casterlin, son of the late Asa and Mary Blakeslee Casterlin of Orange, died of a heart attack at 7 Saturday morning at his home, 120 Park Place, Kingston. Mr. Casterlin was well known as a real estate operator throughout Wyoming Valley. He was a life long member of the Orange Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Edith Parrish Casterlin, a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Mae Youngblood, and two nephews, Walter Sterling and Asa Casterlin.

Funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 3. Rev. Charles Gilbert, pastor of Orange Methodist Church, Rev. Judson Bailey, a retired minister, and Rev. Charles Smith of Forty Fort, will officiate. Interment in Forty Fort Cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Record, July 17, 1939.

Short News Items from 1938

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bunch were Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Bunch and daughter Beth Lee of Henley, and Mr. and Mrs. Loy Barker and son of Malin. Mrs. Barker is the former Marion Bunch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bunch of Fort Klamath. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, February 4, 1938)

Mrs. E.N. Baldwin entertained at her home this Tuesday afternoon honoring her house guest, Mrs. Roscoe Baldwin and daughter Jane of Marquette. (Livingston County Press, May 4, 1938)

Mrs. Roscoe Baldwin and daughter Jane, of Marquette, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Baldwin on West Wetmore street. (Livingston County Press, May 4, 1938)

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Zena Residents Spend Holiday in Vancouver; Also Witness Wedding

ZENA—Mrs. and Mrs. Roy E. Barker and Samuel H. Barker of Zena and Miss Barbara McLoughlin of Salem went to Vancouver Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mrs. Barker’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gould and to attend the wedding of Mrs. Barker’s niece, Miss Bethel Gould, to James Darby. Sam Barker played the wedding march. Unknown to each other Merril Gould, brother of Bethel, was married the same day at the navy station at Honolulu harbor.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, November 26, 1938.

Archie Alling

Archie Alling, 58, well known resident of Shavertown, died at 2:45 yesterday afternoon at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the last nine weeks.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen; a stepdaughter, Arline Spencer; two brothers, William of Mt. Zion and Harvey of Maryland, and a sister, Anna Marcy of Ransom.

Funeral services will be held from the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Lasher, Main Road, Shavertown, Monday afternoon at 2[,] Rev. Russell May of Shavertown Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Record, March 18, 1938.

Miss Garth Honored

Harle Garth of La Jolla, who announced her engagement last week to Thomas Damman, gave her Pi Phi sorority sisters at Stanford a double surprise when she told the news.  In the first place, they all had been led to believe, very cleverly, that Harle had returned to school for winter quarter, and had registered just as had every other student.  Harle, whose European trip last summer prevented her from getting back in time for fall quarter, returned to the campus last week only to make her completely surprising announcement.  For two days—all of registration and day and during the first day of classes, she pretended that she was living in the house, and enrolled in school.  On Tuesday evening, which was her first opportunity to make the announcement to the whole sorority, the betrothal was told via the traditional five-pound box of candy at the head of the table.

Source:  San Diego Union, January 16, 1938.

Short News Items from 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Remmel Blankenbush and son, of New Jersey, spent the week end with Mrs. Minnie Bellas [sic]. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 9, 1937)

Rv. James D. Bryden of South Walnut Street has returned from Green Cove Springs, Fla., where he spent a month with his son, Rev. Lewis B. Bryden and family. (Wilkes-Barre Record, March 6, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Loosley have returned to Fort Klamath after spending the winter months visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Zbinden, near Klamath Falls. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, April 9, 1937)

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