Mary Rosencrans Casterlin

It is fitting that we tarry in life’s busy day to show an appreciation of life, age, character and trust in God. A little more than 80 years ago, Mrs. Mary Rosencrans Casterlin was born. She lived on the old homestead near Orange, Pennsylvania, the larger part of these many years. She and her husband, Joseph Casterlin, were privileged to spend many years together, however, January 31, 1913, the call to the other land came to the husband and he passed over. There was born to this family four children, Mrs. Susie C. Drake, of Dorranceton, Pa., a daughter, deceased; Harry Casterlin of Orange, Pa., and Mrs. Herman C. Downing, wife of Rev. Downing, who has been pastor of the Laceyville Baptist Church for a number of years, but is just now entering upon a new work, having just been engaged with the Vincent Baptist Church, Chester Springs Pennsylvania.

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15th Anniversary Duly Celebrated

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Holbein of Canal Dover celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary last Sunday at their home on Reeves Heights. The hours were pleasantly employed with victrola music and interesting social converse. A fine chicken dinner was served at the noon hour. The principals to this happy affair received a number of beautiful and useful presents.

Those present were William Holbein, Conrad Holbein, Mrs. Fred Stemm and Miss Mary Haines, all of Zanesville; Mrs. Rachel Mautz of Philo, Mrs. Maude Smith and son George of Columbus, Mrs. Forrest Ross and two sons, Elmer and Emerson; Alva Mattingly, Jesse Echelberry, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Holbein and children Myrtle May, Hermon [sic], Russell and Leonard, all of Dover.

Source: Zanesville Times Recorder, March 19, 1917.

Into New Bungalow

The following item taken from the Howley Tribune, Howley, Fla., will be of interest to many Bemidji people, as Mr. and Mrs. Strickland are former Bemidji residents, Mr. Strickland having been assistant cashier of the First National bank of this city before going to Florida some time ago:

G.H. Strickland has received his furniture and is now moving it into his handsome bungalow, which is nearly completed. Mr. and Mrs. Strickland will be guests at the Bougainvillea hotel under their new home is ready for occupancy.

Source: Bemidji Daily Pioneer, February 21, 1917.

Miscellaneous Shower

Mrs. Cosper H. Rorick entertained Saturday in honor of Miss Ruth Lloyd of Evanston, Ill., a bride of the near future. A four-course luncheon was served at 1 o’clock. Pink carnations made a beautiful center piece and were given as favors, while cupids and hearts were used in profusion. Many attractive and practical gifts were showered from a pink and white umbrella. Mrs. Rorick was assisted by Mrs. G.H. Rorick and Miss Beulah Campbell. The guests were: Mrs. W.D. Murphy, Columbus, O.; Miss Alma Rorick, Buffalo; Mrs. Perry [sic] Sullivan, Mrs. Earl Baldwin, Fayette; Mrs. C.M. Rorick, Mrs. Martha Spear, Mrs. Paul Spear, Mrs. Richard Rogers, Mrs. John Rorick, Misses Florence and Mary Bryant, Helen and Marjorie Rorick.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 22, 1917.

Short News Items from 1916

Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Rorick, of East Buffalo, N.Y., arrived today and are located with Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Rowlader at 115 Live Oak avenue. Mr. Rorick is a member of the firm Sadler, Rorick and company, the largest live stock dealers of East Buffalo. Mr. and Mrs. Rorick are making their first visit to Daytona. (Daytona Daily News, January 21, 1916)

W.V. Hutchinson and family are in town. They leave in a few days for Glendale, Ore., where Mr. Hutchison expects to go into the diary business. (Hood River Glacier, April 6, 1916)

Mr. and Mrs. G.H. Strickland left Saturday night for Des Moines, Ia., where they will spend the next two weeks visiting with relatives and friends. (Bemidji Daily Pioneer, April 24, 1916)

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Business & Professional Notices from 1916

Theodore Mackrell, who was for years employed at Newburgh by the Erie Railroad Co. as train dispatcher, is now Erie superintendent at Huntington, Ind. The advancement of Mr. Mackrell has been merited. In July, 1913, he wanted the road on his division double-tracked, and realizing that a little encouragement would work wonders, he told his staff that when the road was completed he would give them a dinner that would make a record for such affairs. The track is laid, 205 miles have been completed and Mr. Mackrell last week gave orders for the dinner. (Middletown Daily Times, January 24, 1916)

Roy Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Wells, of Lime Creek, received a telegram Monday informing him that he had been appointed assistant in the U.S. weather bureau at Denver. Mr. Wells will begin his new duties Sept. 1. (Adrian Daily Telegram, August 14, 1916)

Welcome to 1916!

At the beginning of the year, I decided to post my backlog of transcriptions in chronological order.  We are now at mid-point of the year and have reached 1916.  I estimate that I will be finished with this project in February 2020.  In the meantime, I’ve continued to gather clippings and will figure out my new approach at the beginning of the new year.

I’m grateful to anyone and everyone who follows my site.  Happy researching!

Armstrong-Riley Wedding

At the Methodist parsonage at Algona last week Monday afternoon occurred the wedding of Miss Alma Riley and Charles Armstrong, Rev. F.C. Taylor performing the ceremony. Only a few of the immediate relatives were present. The bridal pair was attended by Arthur Riley, a brother of the bride, and Miss Merle Armstrong, as sister of the groom. The bride wore white messaline and Miss Armstrong silk poplin.

Following the services at Algona, the party was pleasantly entertained at the Armstrong home, east of this village, where a wedding supper was served to a score or more of invited guests.

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