Death Notices from the 1930s

We wish to express our grateful appreciation to the loyal friends and neighbors for their expression of sympathy, kindly aid and beautiful floral tributes during our recent bereavement.—Mrs. J.C. Durant and family. (Idaho Statesman, July 20, 1933)

The Rev. Lewis J. Rigelman conducted a prayer service Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock at the Newton cemetery for the baby daughter born Sunday morning at 5:30 o’clock to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Banfield. The baby weight 4 1-2 pounds was taken to Nichols hospital, Battle Creek and placed in an incubator where her death occurred. (Marshall Evening Chronicle, August 15, 1935)

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Frank B. Casterlin

Frank B. Casterlin, 65, formerly well known in the real estate business, died early this morning at his home, 120 Park Place, Kingston. Survivors include his wife, Edith, and a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Mae Youngblood. Two nephews, Walter S. and Asa Casterlin, both of Wilkes-Barre, also survive.

The late W.S. Casterlin, who was also prominent in the real estate business, was his brother. The deceased was a member of Orange M.E. Church.

Funeral services will be held from his late home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment will be in Forty Fort Cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, July 15, 1939.

Frank B. Casterlin

Frank B. Casterlin, son of the late Asa and Mary Blakeslee Casterlin of Orange, died of a heart attack at 7 Saturday morning at his home, 120 Park Place, Kingston. Mr. Casterlin was well known as a real estate operator throughout Wyoming Valley. He was a life long member of the Orange Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Edith Parrish Casterlin, a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Mae Youngblood, and two nephews, Walter Sterling and Asa Casterlin.

Funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 3. Rev. Charles Gilbert, pastor of Orange Methodist Church, Rev. Judson Bailey, a retired minister, and Rev. Charles Smith of Forty Fort, will officiate. Interment in Forty Fort Cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Record, July 17, 1939.

Archie Alling

Archie Alling, 58, well known resident of Shavertown, died at 2:45 yesterday afternoon at Nesbitt Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient for the last nine weeks.

He is survived by his wife, Ellen; a stepdaughter, Arline Spencer; two brothers, William of Mt. Zion and Harvey of Maryland, and a sister, Anna Marcy of Ransom.

Funeral services will be held from the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. Sarah Lasher, Main Road, Shavertown, Monday afternoon at 2[,] Rev. Russell May of Shavertown Episcopal Church officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Record, March 18, 1938.

Wilbur W. Hutchinson

Wilbur Wesley Hutchinson, of Lawrenceville, died at his home Thursday after a long illness. He was born at Deckertown (now Sussex) N.J., April 2, 1863, son of Gosper Carr and Sarah Vandermark Hutchinson. He removed with them to Lawrenceville when he was nine and had resided there since.

He married on Sept. 1, 1886, Emma Frances Losey, daughter of Hon. and Mrs. George T. Losey. Mrs. Hutchinson died November 6, 1926. To them were born three children, Ida, wife of Allen G. Price, of Penn Yan, who died Jan. 27, 1933; Dorothy F. Hutchinson, a teacher in Mansfield Teachers’ College, and George Losey Hutchinson of Allegany, N.Y. Mr. Hutchinson is also survived by two brothers, Arthur Carr Hutchinson, of Elmira, and Weller Vandermark Hutchinson, of Hebo, Ore., and by one grandchild, Richard eorge [sic] Hutchinson, of Allegany, N.Y., also by a brother-in-law, Isaac C. LoGsey [sic], of Elmira, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Cora Losey VanNorman, of Lawrenceville.

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Susan Sutton Brodt

Mrs. Susan Brodt was born in Oakland county, Mich., August 7, 1856 and departed this life in her home in Marlette, last Friday, May 7m 1937, aged 80 years and 7 months.

She was the daughter of Cornelius and Elizabeth Sutton.

In 1881 she was united in marriage to Amandus Brodt and with her husband she moved to Marlette township.

On January 7, 1900, she united with the Lamotte Presbyterian church and was baptized in the Christian faith. Then on January 8, 1905 she united with the First Presbyterian church of Marlette, Michigan on transfer of her church letter from the Lamotte church.

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Clayton R. Casterlin

Clayton R. Casterlin, a former resident of this city, died yesterday at the home of his son, Roy, in Hartford, Conn. He was 69 years old and resided her until 16 years ago.

Besides his son, two daughters, Mrs. Melissa Wardan and Miss Hazel Casterlin, city, survive.

The body will arrive here late this afternoon and will be taken to the Kniffen Funeral Home, 465 South Main street, from where the funeral will be held.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Evening News, April 14, 1937.

Armstrong, Who Died Suddenly at Home in Burt of Stroke Buried

BURT—James A. Armstrong died suddenly at his home here Monday afternoon, following an illness of only an hour or two, a stroke being the cause of his death.

He was born May 3, 1862 at Irvington and lived in Kossuth county all his life with the exception of three years spent in Kansas. He was married Dec. 14, 1899, to Dora Sharp. Five children were born, four of whom survive, Mrs. Merle Neilsen of Spencer, Charles of Livermore, and Zelora and James of Des Moines. He is also survived by his wife and two sisters.

Funeral services were held at the home Wednesday afternoon, the Rev. C.B. Michell, pastor of the M.E. church, conducting the service. Burial was in the Irvington cemetery.

Source: Mason City Globe-Gazette, April 22, 1936.

William T. Hiatt

Hiatt—Near Hopewell, Jan. 31, W.T. Hiatt, at the age of 54 years. Survive[d] by a widow, Mrs. Kathryn Hiatt of West Salem; three sisters, Mrs. John Harris of McMinnville, Mrs. Elvie Morrow of Portland, and Mrs. F.M. Preston of Grande Ronde, Ore.; a son, Clifford Hiatt of Rickreall; stepfather, John Toews of Portland; brother, J.S. Hiatt of Cascade Locks. Funeral services were held in McMinnville Monday, February 3, at 2 p.m. under the direction of Clough-Barrick Company.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, February 3, 1936.

Miss Maude B. McCloe

Services for Miss Maude B. McCloe will be held at 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the home, 4817 Avery Ave., followed by rites and burial in Morenci. Born 47 years ago in Ohio, Miss McCloe had lived in Detroit for 40 years. She died Wednesday in Harper Hospital. Her father, Melvin McCloe, and a sister, Mrs. A.H. Nimmo, survive.

Source: Detroit Free Press, January 17, 1935.