Elizabeth McRill Dead

The death of Mrs. Elizabeth McRill a former well known and highly respected resident of Wyoming occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivan Snyder, wife of Rev. Ivan Snyder, pastor of the M.E. church at Old Forge, with whom she has been residing for some time past on Saturday afternoon following a two day illness of pneumonia. She was a member of the local Rebekah Lodge I.O.O.F.. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ivan Snyder, of Old Forge and two brothers, Charles and Edward Alling of Wyoming. Private funeral services will be held at the M.E. parsonage at Old Forge at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon. Interment in the Wyoming cemetery where a large number of friends and relatives and members of the local Rebekah Lodge attended the services at the grave.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Evening News, December 9, 1918.

Will of John S. Alling

John S. Alling, who died at the home of his son here recently, by his will bequeathes [sic] to his son, Charles Alling, farm in Exeter Township, he to pay $50 to Eliza Eagleson; $200 to daughter Nancy Sickler to be paid by F.G. [sic] Alling; property in West Wyoming to Elizabeth McRill and also $200 to be paid by E.G. Alling.  To son E.G. Alling is left lower farm in Exeter Township, also judgement note for $700 and storehouse property in Wyoming.  The latter is directed to pay certain sums to other heirs.  The property is valued at $2,800.

Source:  Pittston Gazette, August 26, 1913. 

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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Death Notices from the Aughts

Samuel Tuthill Lazear died at Warwick, Saturday, aged 76 years. For a number of years he was engaged in the sash and blind business with Sylvester Case. (Port Jervis Tri-States Union, November 22, 1900)

McRILL—In West Wyoming, Nov. 30, 1900, Joseph McRill, aged 50 years, pleuro-pneumonia.  (Wilkes Barre Record, December 3, 1900)

James J. Reynolds died Tuesday morning. He has been troubled with heart disease for some time. The funeral will be held Friday at 1 o’clock at his late home. Interment at Pulteney. (Yates County Chronicle, October 22, 1902)

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Short News Items from 1896

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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Short News Items from 1895

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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John S. Alling

John S. Alling, Aged 81 years died yesterday at the residence of his son, E. G. Alling on Eighth street, Wyoming of general debility. Mr. Alling was one of the pioneer settlers of Wyoming. When a boy the deceased came from Sussex County, N.J. to Franklin Township, which his brother in law, James Casterline, his parents having died when he was a child. In 1842 he married Eliza Ann Lewis, daughter of Oliver Lewis, Mrs. Alling died in 1901. Three children survive: Charles, Edward G. and Mrs. Elizabeth McRill. He is also survived by fifteen grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. By trade Mr. Alling was a wheelwright and later engaged in farming near the Wyoming Camp Ground. He was a soldier in the Civil War and filled the offices of corporal in Company G, 177th Regt. Penna Volunteers. He was a comrade of Relilay Post G. A. R. and a member of May Lodge 767 I. O. of O. F. and for many years a member of the Wyoming Methodist Church. Deceased was a man of integrity, whose word to his fellowman was legion, respected and beloved by his neighbors and friends, the latter who were many as for years visitors going to the Camp Ground all knew Mr. Alling. For the past nine years he has been afflicted with blindness. The funeral will take place at the house on Friday at 2 p.m. ev. Dr. Bradshaw officiating. Interment in Wyoming cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times, August 6, 1913.