At 2:35 o’clock yesterday afternoon, at the City Hospital, occurred the death of Mrs. Casterlin, wife of attorney W.S. Casterlin of 269 North Main street, death being due to shock following an abdominal operation, which was performed on Sunday.
Mrs. Casterlin had been in comparatively good health recently, so that it was a great shock to her family to have her stricken down the latter part of last week and to be informed that the only hope for her recovery lay in a delicate and dangerous operation.
She was removed to the City Hospital, suffering intense pain and there the operation was performed. She regained consciousness and although suffering continually until a few hours before her death, retained it to the last.
Mrs. Casterlin was 35 years old and was born at Cambra, Pa. She was of a quiet and unassuming nature and led a true, Christian life so that her last moments were most peaceful. She had been married about thirteen years.
She is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Bertha McHenry; one sister, Eva, and three brother, Stanley, Ray and Silas, all of Cambra; also another sister, Mrs. Alice Hughes of Jackson street, this city, and by another brother, Torrance A. McHenry of Nanticoke.
The funeral will be held on Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the late residence at 269 North Main street and interment will be made at Forty Fort.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Record, August 14, 1907.