John S. Alling, Aged 81 years died yesterday at the residence of his son, E. G. Alling on Eighth street, Wyoming of general debility. Mr. Alling was one of the pioneer settlers of Wyoming. When a boy the deceased came from Sussex County, N.J. to Franklin Township, which his brother in law, James Casterline, his parents having died when he was a child. In 1842 he married Eliza Ann Lewis, daughter of Oliver Lewis, Mrs. Alling died in 1901. Three children survive: Charles, Edward G. and Mrs. Elizabeth McRill. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. By trade Mr. Alling was a wheelwright and later engaged in farming near the Wyoming Camp Ground. He was a soldier in the Civil War and filled the offices of corporal in Company G, 177th Regt. Penna Volunteers. He was a comrade of Relilay Post G. A. R. and a member of May Lodge 767 I. O. of O. F. and for many years a member of the Wyoming Methodist Church. Deceased was a man of integrity, whose word to his fellowman was legion, respected and beloved by his neighbors and friends, the latter who were many as for years visitors going to the Camp Ground all knew Mr. Alling. For the past nine years he has been afflicted with blindness. The funeral will take place at the house on Friday at 2 p.m. ev. Dr. Bradshaw officiating. Interment in Wyoming cemetery.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Times, August 6, 1913.