James Casterline

Died – in Franklin Township, Luzerne County, on February 13th, 1882, James Casterline. Mr. Casterline was born in Sussex County, New Jersey, July 25, 1808, and hence was 73 years, 8 months, and 18 days old when he died. In the year 1828 he was united in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Alling, who still survives him. About 46 years ago he came to this State and purchased the farm on which he lived until removed by death. He was the father of ten children, seven sons and three daughters. Eight of these lived to grow to manhood, two boys died in infancy, but only six survive him. He had twenty-five grandchildren, nineteen of whom were living at the time of this decease.

Source:  Pittston Gazette, Friday, March 10, 1882.

Asa Herbert Brown

Asa Herbert Brown, 85, of Crooksville died at 10 a.m. Wednesday at his home following a long illness. Mr. Brown was a retired employee of the old Crooksville China Co., where he had worked for 48 years. He was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church in Crooksville. Born Nov. 25, 1896, near Crooksville, he was a son of Felton and Sarah Search Brown. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Rita Baylor and Mrs. Dorothy Teagarden, both of Crooksville; three sons, Dean and Asa Jr. both of Crooksville and Charles Brown of 808 Luck Avenue; 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. His wife, Faye died in 1968. Three sons and one daughter also preceded him in death. Friends may call after 7 p.m. today in the Fred L. Cannon and Sons Funeral Home in Crooksville. Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. Rev. William Alvey will officiate, and burial will be in Crooksville Cemetery.

Source:  Zanesville Times-Recorder, August 31, 1972.

George Adams Boyd

Middletown, N.Y., March 12 — George A. Boyd, who retired in 1963 as executive vice president of the domestic American Fore Loyalty Group of insurance companies, died yesterday at Mount Joy Farm, his home here. He was 73 years old. Mr. Boyd was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Cornell in 1921. He was a trustee of the United States Trust Company and of Skidmore College, and the author of “Elias Boudinot, Patriot and Statesman,” published in 1952. Surviving are his widow, the former Helen G. Green; a daughter, Mrs. Leland Rice, and two grandsons.

Source:  New York Times, March 13, 1972.

Hip Injury Fatal to Mrs. Nathan Yocom

A fractured hip sustained in a fall proved fatal this morning to Mrs. Phoebe Search Yocom, 88, at her home on Montgomery avenue. Mrs. Yocom, who was the widow of Nathan Yocom, had been a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital since the accident. She was removed to her home last Saturday and appeared to be somewhat improved. Complications developed, however, and resulted in death. Mrs. Yocom was a native of Muskingum county and had resided here almost her entire life. She was a member of the Finley chapel, Newark road. Surviving are three sons, Ray E., and Harley C., William T. [sic] Yocom, all of this city; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. The body was removed to Mangold funeral home.

Source: Zanesville Signal, October 20, 1938.

Charley Ayers

CHARLEY AYERS: Mr. Charles Ayers died yesterday morning at seven o’clock at the age of twenty-three years, at the home of his mother in Columbus. The remains will be brought to this city on the noon Pan Handle train tomorrow and the funeral will take place from the First Methodist church at two o’clock. The friends are invited.

Source: Newark Advocate, August 29, 1898.

Horace Charles Ayers

Charles Ayers, of Columbus, a brother of G.M. Ayers of this city, died very suddenly at 3:20 this morning.  The cause of his death was dropsy.  The deceased was married and leaves a wife and four children in Columbus.  The funeral takes place Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from ther [sic] residence.

Source: Newark Daily Advocate, September 29, 1888.

Mildred Armstrong Passes

Mildred, 20, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Armstrong, was buried here Friday following funeral services at Burt. Mildred had been an invalid for many years, and died after an unusually severe attack of flu. The Armstrongs were former Irvingtonians.

Source:  Kossuth County Advance, March 17, 1932.

John Armstrong

John Armstrong, 36, a former resident of this city, died Monday at St. Vincent’s hospital in Toledo following a lingering illness, according to word received by relatives in this city. Mr. Armstrong was born and reared at Roseville and for a time was employed in potteries there. He later moved to Zanesville and for 14 years was employed with the Weller Auto Parts company. About two years ago he moved to Winchester, Ind., transferring to Toledo six months ago. Surviving are two brothers, Joe Armstrong of Seborn avenue, this city, and A.B. Armstrong of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Hartley and Mrs. Clara Lacy, both of Roseville; his wife, Lucille; and two sons, Jack and James. Funeral services and burial will take place at Winchester, Ind., Thursday.

Source: Zanesville Times-Recorder, May 27, 1936.

Ohio Boy is Killed

MISSOULA (AP)—A three year-old Toledo, Ohio boy was killed Friday night when he was struck by a car on the Camp Passon bridge near Seeley Lake.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s office said Steven B. Rorick was playing on the bridge when he apparently darted out in front of a car driven by Dr. Cole McPherson of Missoula.

The sheriff’s office said Dr. McPherson was crossing the bridge at a normal rate of speed and had almost stopped his car when it struck the child.

Attempts to revive the Rorick boy failed and he was pronounced dead on arrival at a Missoula hospital.

He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Rorick of Toledo, Ohio. The family was visiting relatives in the Seeley Lake area when the accident occurred.

The death pushed Montana’s 1970 highway fatality toll to 167, compared with 182 on Aug. 1, 1969.

Source: Billings Gazette, August 2, 1970.