John S. Alling, 91 Years Old, Passes Away At Son’s Home
The death of John S. Alling occurred yesterday at the residence of his son, F.G. [sic] Alling, of Eighth street, Wyoming, with whom he made his home, aged 91 years, 7 months and 22 days. During the past nine years the deceased had been blind and was obliged to spend the greater part of his time indoors. He was cheerful under affliction and bore his infirmity with patience. Three children survive as follows: Charles, Edward G. and Mrs. Elizabeth McRill. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.
While a youth Mr. Alling’s parents died and he left Sussex County, N.J., and went to live with his brother-in-law, James Casterlin, of Franklin township. He was married in 1842 to Eliza Ann Lewis, daughter of Oliver Lewis. Mrs. Alling died in 1901. He was a wheelwright by trade early in life but later engaged in farming near the Wyoming camp ground, and later he lived in West Wyoming. He served in the Civil war and held the office of corporal in Company G, 177th regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. He was affiliated with Reilly Post, G.A.R., May Lodge 767, I.O. of O.F., and with the M.E. Church. Mr. Alling was held in high esteem and during his long and useful career practiced the principles of good citizenship with all the term implies.
The funeral will be held at the house on Friday afternoon at two o’clock. Rev. Dr. John Bradshaw will officiate. Interment will be in Wyoming cemetery.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Evening News, August 6, 1913.