Wednesday, Oct. 26th, was the date of a very pleasant gathering at the residence of Joseph Casterline, it being the marriage of their daughter, Susie, to Mr. Irving O. Drake, of Eaton. By 3:30 the invited guests were all present. At 4 o’clock we were summoned to the parlor. The Rev. Mr. Hughes entered, followed by the bride and groom. After a brief ceremony the happy couple were warmly congratulated by all present, after which we were invited to the dining room to partake of an elegant and elaborate dinner.
The presents received by the bride and groom were numerous and costly, among which were a bedroom suite and extension table, from the father and mother of the bride; Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Dake [sic], Luzerne Borough, large lamp; Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Williams and Mr. and Mrs. A. Holmes, set silver knives and forks; Mrs. Eliza Casterline, set silver table spoons, pair towels; Mrs. Susan Rosenkrans, counterpane and glassware; Mr. and Mrs. Asa Casterline, silver tea spoons; Minnie Casterline, chamber set; Mr. and Mrs. I.D. Rosenkrans, Wilkes-Barre, lemonade set; Harry Casterlin, clothes wringer; Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Longwell, set flat irons; Lizzy Casterlin, dozen napkins; Nrs. [sic] John Lougwell [sic], counterpane; Mr. and Mrs. John Casterlin, Scranton, table linen; Mr. and Mrs. C.S. Jacobs, dozen napkins; Master Ray Rosenkrans, mustard dish; Mr. and Mrs. John Alling, pair pillows; Johnny and Freddie Longwell, splasher; Mr. and Mrs. Jason Ross, butter knife, sugar spoon and quilt.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Evening News, November 23, 1887.
Mrs. Eliza Casterline of West Pittston died yesterday after an illness that had confined her to her bed for about a year. She resided with her daughter, Mrs. Elvin [sic] Holmes. Mrs. Casterline had passed the allotted years of life, being 91 years of age, having been born in Sussex County, N.J., in 1810. From her birthplace she removed to Orange, in this county, and about twenty years ago she came to Pittston, where she had since resided. In her younger years she was active and was popular among her friends. She was the widow of the late James Casterline and is survived by five children—John of Scranton, Joseph and Asa of Orange and Mrs. Alvin Holmes and Mrs. C.H. Williams of West Pittston. The funeral will occur on Friday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery street. The funeral will be private. Interment will be in Eaton cemetery, Orange.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Times, October 17, 1901.
Mrs. R.E. Furman, sister of Mrs. Alvin Holmes and Mrs. Chandler H. Williams, of West Pittston, died at her home at Wyalusing Thursday morning, after a lingering illness. She was forty-two years old. Her remains were brought to Pittston Saturday, and were interred at Orange.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Semi-Weekly Record, May 13, 1887.
Funeral of Clayton Casterline, former local resident who died at Hartford, was held yesterday afternoon from Kniffen Funeral Home, South Main Street. Rev. C.S. Roush of First Baptist Church officiated.
Bearers were Terry Fay, Joseph McDunna, Martin Tierney, Bruce Titus, Samuel Jayne, Henry Roos. Interment was at Orange.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Record, April 17, 1937.
Ziba E. Casterline, 70, a former resident of De Muns, died at his home, 63 Breese Street, Wyoming, Wednesday night at 12 after a three days’ illness.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Pearl Barnes and Mrs. Carrie Corsen [sic], Stroudsburg; Mrs. Anthony Serafine, Clarence Casterline, both of Wyoming; James Casterline, Binghamton, N.Y.; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Pike, Utica, N.Y.; one brother, Clayton Casterline, Hartford, Conn.; two stepsons, Charles and Robert Bevan, of Wyoming; 14 grandchildren and one great grandchild.
The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at 2 from the home. Rev. R.H. Sinclair will officiate. Interment will be in Eaton Cemetery, Orange.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Record, October 18, 1935.
The funeral of Mrs. Susan C. Drake, widow of Irving O. Drake, was conducted this morning at 9 o’clock from the family home, 98 Poplar street, Kingston. Interment was in Forty Fort Cemetery. Rev. James Y. Bryden, pastor of Dorranceton Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Franklin P. Doty, an M.E. pastor, of Scranton, conducted the service. The former read “Nearer My God to Thee,” and “Crossing the Bar.”
The pall bearers, all relatives of the deceased, were: Harry Casterline, John Downing, Ray Rosencrance, Frank Casterline, S. Oscar Boughner and Ziba Casterline.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Evening News, June 8, 1925.
Following a long illness of heart trouble, Joseph Casterlin, aged 76 years, of Orange, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. uSsie [sic] C. Drake, 93 Poplar street, Dorranceton. He is survived by his wife and the following daughters and son: Mrs. Susie C. Drake of Dorranceton, Mrs. H.C. Downing of Laceyville and Harry Casterlin of Dallas. The funeral will be held 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: Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader, February 1, 1913.
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.
Mrs. Edward E. Casterline, aged 23, of 716 East Northampton street, Laurel Run, died yesterday at Allentown, where she was visiting. Mrs. Casterline was taken ill with appendicitis and she was operated on. Death came as a result of the operation. The remains were brought here last night on a Lehigh Valley train. Besides her husband, Edward E. Casterline, the survivors are her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. George Bauer, the following brothers and sisters, Grace, Emily, Isabelle, Sarah Edith, William and George. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the home at Laurel Run. Services at the house and grave will be conducted by Rev. Stevens. Interment at City cemetery.
Source: Wilkes-Barre Times, May 28, 1910.
DIED – At the residence of Asa Casterline, in Franklin, on the 19th of June 1881, of diphtheria, Bertie, son of Alvin Holmes, of West Pittston, aged 9 years. Deceased was taken ill while visiting friends in Pincherville, and died there, The remains were brought home for interment, and the funeral took place Monday afternoon.
Source: Pittston Gazette, June 24, 1881.