Another old resident passed away this morning, when death claimed Mrs. Eliza Casterlin, of West Pittston, at the ripe old age of 91 years. She had been confined to her bed ever since last Thanksgiving, and her death was not totally unexpected. While her mind has been enfeebled for some time past, she yesterday rallied and informed her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Holmes, that she would not remain with them much longer and that she wanted all of her children called to her bedside. Deceased was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, in 1810, and later moved to Orange, Pa., where she resided until about twenty years ago, when she came to West Pittston. She was the widow of the late James Casterlin, and is survived by five children, John, of Scranton; Joseph and Asa, of Orange, and two daughters, Mrs. Alvin Holmes and Mrs. C.H. Williams, of this place. The funeral will occur Friday morning from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Holmes, at the corner of Montgomery and Fourth streets, and will be private. Interment will be made in the Eaton burying ground, near Orange.
Source: Pittston Gazette, October 16, 1901.
TO KLONDIKE—A rumor comes over from Oxford Mills that a party of six will soon start from there for the gold fields of Alaska. The party will consist of V.O. Hammond, well known here; D.D. Rorick, an attorney at Oxford Junction; David and John Rorick, who come from near St. Louis, and Dr. Strevell and son. They are making preparations now to start. (Anamosa Eureka, January 13, 1898)
LuVerne News: John Dilts, son-in-law of Z.C. Andruss, has sold his home in Randolph and he and his family are coming up to spend a year at least ‘neath the parental roof. (Algona Upper Des Moines, February 16, 1898)
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A social dance was given at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Rorick, in Rockland last night. A number of young folks from The Dalles attended. (The Dalles Times-Mountaineer, February 27, 1897)
Mrs. Casterline is visiting her son, Asa Casterline. Mrs. Casterline is 86 years old and quite smart. (Wilkes-Barre Semi-Weekly Record, April 16, 1897)
E.S.B. Sutton, of the Soo, was on the Alpena bound to Detroit on business Thursday, looking as if life agreed with him. Mr. Sutton is very well known in Cheboygan and used frequently to visit his brother J.P. Sutton in the old days. (Cheboygan Democrat, June 26, 1897)
Dr. J.R. Armstrong of Irvington, this county, was adjudged insane by the commissioners yesterday and sent to the asylum today. He is one of the old residents of the county. (Des Moines Register, May 3, 1896)
Dr. J.R. Armstrong, of Irvington, this county, was adjudged insane by the commissioners and sent to asylum today. He is one of the old residents of the county. (Des Moines Register, May 3, 1896)
Dr. J.R. Armstrong, one of the pioneers of Kossuth county, has been pronounced insane as the result of protracted sickness. (Waterloo Courier, May 5, 1896)
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Mr. and Mrs. John Casterline, of Scranton, and Joseph Casterline, of Orange, were calling on Joseph McRill yesterday. (Scranton Tribune, March 14, 1895)
Mrs. John Rorick went through with the second operation last Tuesday and had removed from her breast and under the arm thirty cancers, some being no larger than a bean and others as large as a hen’s egg. Dr. Rorick performed the operation. Mrs. Rorick is far better than could be expected. (Adrian Daily Telegram, May 28, 1895)
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Mrs. Alvin Holmes and son and Mrs. James Casterline are visiting the family of Rev. Frank Doty of Avoca. (Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, February 18, 1892)
Newton Frakes and E.V. McGrew, of Portland, have been visiting their old Perrydale home. (Salem Statesman Journal, August 12, 1892)
E.V. McGrew, of Victoria, has been on a visit to relatives at Perrydale. (Oregon Statesman, December 2, 1892)
Wat. Rorick went to Canandaigua, Mich. last Tuesday morning, to be gone about two months. He ordered the News to follow him so as to be posted on home happenings. (The Caldwell News, December 22, 1892)
Mrs. Z.E. Brown and sons, Walter and Clarence, of Minneapolis, have been visiting the past ten days with Mrs. Z.C. Andruss. They return to their home in a few days. Mrs. Brown is a sister of Mrs. Andruss. (Algona Republican, August 5, 1891)
Asa Casterline’s residence, in Northmoreland was totally destroyed by fire Wednesday morning. Origin unknown. Loss $1000; insurance $400. Nearly all the household goods were saved. (Wilkes-Barre News, August 7, 1891)
Another accident occurred upon Tuesday of which no information was received until yesterday. Enos Walling was kicked by his bay mare, the shoe cutting his right arm to the bone, which it fractured. (Idaho Semi-Weekly World, August 18, 1891)
Mrs. J.W. Linderman from Detroit, is visiting her brother J.P. Sutton. (Cheboygan Northern Tribune, March 20, 1884)
The friends and relatives of Mrs. John S. Alling, assembled at her home on the evening of March 24th to celebrate the anniversary of her 59th birthday. Among those present were Mrs. James Casterline, Mr. James Casterline and wife, and Mr. Ada [sic] Casterline of Franklin; Mrs. Wm. Winters and daughter of Plymouth; Mrs. Housted and son of Dallas; Mr. Jones, of Wilkes-Barre, and Ira M. Lewis and wife of West Pittston. The presents were of the useful kind, and were highly appreciated by Mrs. Alling. At a suitable hour supper was served, which all enjoyed. Mrs. Alling is the daughter of Rev. Oliver Lewis, well and favorably known as one of the pioneers of early Methodism. (Pittston Evening Gazette, March 31, 1884)
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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.