Mrs. Sarah Almeda Van Sickle

Mrs. Sarah Almeda Bross Van Sickle died at her home No. 31 Orange street at 11 o’clock on Sunday morning after long years of suffering of neuritis, aged nearly 65 years.

Mrs. Van Sickle was born at High Point in Wantage township on November 13, 1853, and was a daughter of the late Noah and Esther Wickham Bross. On December 21, 1870, she was united in marriage to John E. Van Sickle, of Libertyville, N. J. Her married life has been passed in Port Jervis with the exception of nine years in Sussex, N. J.

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Death Notices from 1917

FOX—In this city Feb. 27, at her late residence, 32 East 10th st., LaVena Pheba Fox, aged 23 years. Funeral notice hereafter. (Portland Oregonian, February 28, 1917)

Mr. John C. Rorick attended the funeral of his cousin, Leroy Rorick at Morenci, Monday. (Fulton County Tribune, May 16, 1917)

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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Charles Beardslee, 91, Pioneer Teacher, Is Dead

Was in Oakland County Schools Many Years Prior to Taking Up Farming.

Charles Beardslee, 91 years old, died Thursday evening at his residence, 175 Marston avenue. He was one of the first school teachers in Michigan.

For many years he taught in Oakland county. Prior to that time he was a teacher in New Jersey state. In middle life he gave up teaching and became a farmer.

Born in Sussex county, N.J., Mr. Beardslee came here with his parents when he was 7 years old. The family located in Oakland county.

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Death Notices from 1914

Charley Armstrong, son of the late Dr. Armstrong of Irvington, died a few days ago at Santa Monica, Calif., where he moved a few years ago. A telegram to his brother, J.A. Armstrong, and one to the Kossuth County Bank brought the news of his death, but did not give the cause of it. He died in a hospital there. He was about 42 years of age and was married and had one child, a daughter. He was back here on a visit a year ago. A second telegram to his brother stated it was likely he would be buried there. (Algona Courier, October 9, 1914)

James A. Armstrong reached home last Friday from his western trip to Santa Monica, Calif., where he was called to attend the funeral of his brother Charles, lately of that city. James states that while Charles has been ailing for the past few months and had lost much weight the immediate cause of his death was acute indigestion. The end came quickly and was void of pain. Charles has many friends here who will mourn his early death. (Kossuth County Advance, October 28, 1914)

Joseph Casterlin

Joseph Casterlin, of Orange, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Susie C. Drake, 98 Poplar street, Dorranceton, yesterday after a long illness of heart trouble. He was aged 76 years, 6 months and 8 days and was born in Sussex county, New Jersey. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Casterlin, of Dorranceton, and the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Susie C. Drake, of Dorranceton; Mrs. H.C. Downing, of Laceyville; and Harry Casterlin, of Dallas. The funeral will be held on Monday morning at 8 o’clock and after brief services the remains will be removed to the old homestead at Orange, where, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, Rev. E.A. Benson, pastor of the Baptist church, will officiate.

Source: Pittston Gazette, February 1, 1913.

Death Notices from 1912

The Rev. Dr. Joseph Ford Sutton, a graduate of Rutgers College and Union Theological Seminary, died in New York last Thursday, aged 85 years. In 1862 he was chaplain of the 102nd Regiment (Canal Rangers) in which many Ulster county men served. (Kingston Daily Freeman, June 3, 1912)

The funeral of Egbert D. Chittenden was held at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon at the residence 267 W. Clay avenue. Lovell Moore lodge, No. 182, F. and A.M., was in charge of the services. (Muskegon Chronicle, October 15, 1912)

Birth Announcements from 1912

A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bean early Friday morning, Mch. 8. All are doing fine, especially “Billy.” (St. Johns Review, March 8, 1912)

DAWNARD [sic]—The five day’s old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Otto Dawnard [sic], 1521 Grove street, died yesterday. No funeral arrangements have yet been made. (Idaho Daily Statesman, May 12, 1912)

“Grandma” Walling, Pioneer Of 1847, Dies

Amity, Or., Dec. 7.—“Grandma” Celestia Walling, a pioneer woman of 73 years, died here yesterday morning at an early hour. Mrs. Walling crossed the plains in 1847, when she was only 8 years old, sharing the hardships and dangers of the long, tiresome journey with her folks. He father died before reaching Oregon, but she came on with the rest of her family, and lived with her uncle, “Grandpa” Buffum, until her marriage to Nelson Walling in 1852 [sic]. Her husband died 28 years ago. She is survived by four sons, J.W. Walling, F.W. Walling, Frank Walling and William Walling, three of whom are residents of Amity and one, Frank Walling, of Oregon City. She had only one daughter, who died young. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and has one sister living here, Mrs. Phebe Burch, who is four years her junior and is now 77 years old.

Mrs. Walling had been confined to her bed for two years, being perfectly helpless.

Source: Oregon Journal, December 8, 1912.

Funeral of Mrs. C.M. Rorick Held Sunday

MORENCI, Jan. 22.—The funeral of Mrs. C.M. Rorick, who died Thursday, Jan. 18, was held at her late home on Main street, at 1 o’clock Sunday, the Rev. Henry Coate officiating. The pall bearers were Fred Foster, R.E. Baker, Frank Bryant, John P. Rorick, Earl Baldwin and Bert Rorick, all cousins of Mrs. Rorick. The music was a solo, “Abide with me,” sung by Mrs. Hazel Horton. There was a large circle of friends that paid the last respect to her memory by their gifts of beautiful flowers and she was laid to rest in Oak Grove cemetery.

The following people were here from out of town for the funeral: Dr. and Mrs. Rorick, Earl Baldwin and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Amsbaugh, G.H. Crane and John Rorick of Fayette; F.E. Foster and wife, Mrs. Marvin Picket and R.E. Baker, Lansing; Mrs. G.H. Gates, Mrs. F.S. Myers, Mrs. Maude Sullivan, Detroit; Mrs. W.D. Murfey [sic] and son John Murfey [sic] of Columbus.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, January 22, 1912.