Charge Larceny Of Movie Films

Walter S. Casterlin, proprietor of several motion picture theaters in the city, whose own statement appeared in the Times-Leader yesterday to the effect that he was wrongfully accused of fraud in an attempt to swindle him by manufacturers by re-photographing pictures, and who insistently denied he had been arrested, was bound over to court for trial on a charge of larceny and receiving stolen property, at hearing before Acting Mayor Frank H. Brown last evening. He had been arrested on a warrant sworn to by a representative of a New York film manufacturer which charges Casterlin with larceny of films covering a period of nearly two years and receiving stolen films which he knew had been illegally secured. Casterlin furnished bail in the sum of $500 for his appearance at the next turn of court.

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New Movie Theatre

The Sterling Movie House on Hazel street will open its doors this afternoon. This is one of the prettiest show houses in the city, just completed by Attorney W.S. Casterlin, who has built so many beautiful homes in the city. Mr. Casterlin names the show after his three-year-old son, Walter Sterling, Jr. Sterling avenue is also named after Walter Sterling, Jr. At 2 p.m. the moving pictures will start. The house is equipped with a large stage, the finest generator for light, large commodious seats, plenty of aisle room, high ceilings for ventilation, two large six power A machines for films. The best service possible. At 8 o’clock this evening the city commissioners, city treasurer and mayor will formally open the new theatre while a ladies’ band will be in attendance with music for the evening. Only the best educational pictures will be shown. Four apartments for dwellings are above the show room all heated with steam.

Mr. Stone, who has successfully managed the Parsons theatre, will have full charge here.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader, January 1, 1914.

Aged Wyoming Man Is Dead

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.

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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.

Birth Announcements from 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sterling Casterlin of 37 Terrace Street have announced the birth of a daughter on April 9 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.  Mrs. Casterlin is the former Miss Marjorie Ashleman of Charles Street.  (Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, April 10, 1937)

A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Gunton, Sunday, October 24th. (Wilkes-Barre Record, October 30, 1937)


The marriage of Ethel Mae Casterlin of Hoyt street, Kingston, and Robert Youngblood, South Hancock street, city, which took place on July 29, 1937, in the Carverton M.E. Church, Rev. Charles Gilbert officiating, has been announced by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Casterlin, parents of the bride. Mr. Youngblood is the son of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Youngblood.

Mrs. Youngblood is a graduate of Kingston high school, class of 1937. The newlyweds will reside at Lake Louse.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Evening News, September 9, 1937.

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.

Local Couple Wed at Easton

Easton, Pa., Aug. 21—Walter S. Casterlin, 23, of 37 Terrace street, Wilkes-Barre and Miss Marjorie Ashelman, 23, of 160 Charles street, Wilkes-Barre, were granted a marriage license here yesterday and were married at the Northampton County Court House by Alderman Frances Caflin.  Casterlin said he was a student.  He is the son of May Smith Casterlin of Wilkes-Barre.  The bride gave her occupation as a dental nurse and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Ashleman of Wilkes-Barre, her father being an insurance agent. The couple were unattended and left for a trip after the ceremony.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, August 22 1933.

Mrs. Z.A. Casterlin

Mrs. Ziba A. Casterlin, of 6 Smith street, died yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock following an illness of complications. Mrs. Casterlin was born in Sebastopol and her maiden name was Frances M. Turnbull. For many years the family resided in Dallas, but moved to Sebastopol three months ago. She was a member of St. James’ Episcopal Church. Besides her husband she is survived by these children: Mrs. Charles Barnes and Mrs. David Coursen, of Stroudsburg; Mrs. Anthony Serafine, of Wyoming; Clarence, of Pittston; James of Binghamton; also two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hutchings and Mrs. David John, of Sebastopol.

The body was removed to the home of her son, Clarence Casterlin, 20 Gravity Road, Sebastopol, from where the funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Interment will be in the Eaton cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, September 28, 1929.