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.

Christmas Wedding

Of interest to a wide circle of friends in Coral Gables and Miami is the announcement that Miss Elsie M. Fuller of Coral Gables will become the bride of E. St. Clair Smith, also of Coral Gables, tomorrow. The ceremony will be performed at noon at the Orlando home of the bride’s grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. M.D. Fuller, with Rev. Fuller officiating.

Miss Fuller, who is a graduate of DeMars school in Minneapolis, is the daughter of L.W. Fuller, former manager of the bank of Coral Gables, and Mrs. Fuller, both of whom now reside in Daytona Beach. Mr. Smith, an alumnus of the University of Idaho and member of Sigma Nu fraternity, has spent three years in Coral Gables, where as a construction engineer he is associated with the J.W. Ricketts organization in the construction work of the Coral Gables Rapid Transit company.

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The Late Walter S. Casterlin

The late Walter S. Casterlin, was born at Orange, Luzerne County and State of Pennsylvania, forty-eight years ago, the son of Asa and Mary Casterlin. He was reared on the farm, the old homestead at Orange, and after attending the country schools at home entered Mansfield State Normal school, where he was a leader and from which institution he graduated with honor, and was awarded a teacher’s certificate.

After coming home he was elected to a school in Nanticoke, where he taught with great success and where many of his pupils now hold very responsible positions in life. While he was teaching school he read law in the office of the late James L. Lenahan, and was admitted to the Luzerne County Bar, cum laude, and gradually acquired a large practice.

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Shower Honors Miss Walling

LINCOLN—Miss Dorothy Walling was honored with a bridal shower at the home of Mrs. R.J. Meissner at Lincoln. Co-hostesses for the affair were Mesdames H.W. Ashford, Clifford Walling, Robert F. Yungen, Joe Camillo, Chris Baal, Marvin Cherry and Lois Crawford.

Refreshments were served to the guest of honor, her sisters, Mrs. Thelma Fisher and Mrs. Richard Smith, and Mrs. Clarence F. Merrick, Mrs. Eva Purvine, Mrs. Roy W. Hammer, Mrs. Blanche Walling, Mrs. Bert Teats, Mrs. Rose Waykins, Mrs. John Cox, Mrs. W.D. Kyle, Mrs. Edward Shlegel [sic], Mrs. Jeff Williams, Mrs. Darrell Johnson, Mrs. Lester Walling and Jean and Sally, Mrs. Avalt Miller and Norma and Verna, Genevieve Ashford, Mrs. Henry J. Neiger, and Judy Meissner.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, October 24, 1952.

Married in Ireland

Mr. and Mrs. O.J. Wells just received word from their son, Roy A. Wells, announcing his marriage, Nov. 4th, in Queenstown, Ireland, to Miss Margaret Smith of that place. Mr. Wells is connected with the signal service of the United States navy, and has been stationed at Queenstown. He and his bride are expected to arrive in this country soon.

Source: Adrian Daily Telegram, December 2, 1918.

The Rorick-Smith Wedding


Music, Flowers and Friends Lend Attractiveness to the Occasion.

Mr. David Rorick and Miss Mina I. Smith were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s mother in north San Bernardino Tuesday.

The house had been tastefully decorated for the occasion, and when at 2 o’clock Rev. David Walk took his place in the parlor and the air was filed [sic] with the Lohengrin march, to the friends present the scene was an impressive one. The bridegroom was accompanied by Geo. L. Smith of Colton as “best man” and the bride by Miss Zelma Smith, also of Colton as bridesmaid.

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Mrs. Rochelle Passes Away

Death Claims Prominent Resident At Age Of 92 Years; Burial Saturday.

Mrs. Catherine Rochelle, a lifelong resident, and one of the oldest and most highly respected Hamilton residents passed away at her home, 946 Heaton street, on Wednesday afternoon of general debility at the age of 92 years, three months and 22 days.

Mrs. Rochelle was born in Hamilton, January 21, 1833, and spent her entire life here.

She was married August 17, 1854, to William Rochelle.

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Mrs. Rochelle Laid To Rest

Mooseheart Legion Memorial at Home Preceding Funeral Services

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy J. Rochelle, who died Sunday afternoon, were conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the home, 877 Central avenue, with the Rev. J.S. Brinkman, pastor of First Baptist church, officiating. Interment was made at Greenwood cemetery.

The following were pallbearers: William Smith, Earl Wooley, Sidney Rochelle, Frank Carson and Clay Smith.

Many bereaved friends paid their final respects at the home Tuesday night. Numerous flowers bore testimony of her popularity. Members of the Mooseheart Legion visited the house in a body at 7:30 p.m. and conducted ritualistic memorial services.

Source: Hamilton Journal News, June 5, 1929.

Death Has Claimed Mrs. Rochelle

Following a long illness, Mrs. Nancy Rochelle, 59 years old, died at Fort Hamilton hospital yesterday morning at 1:20 o’clock. Mrs. Rochelle was born in Clinton county, but lived most of her life in Hamilton.

She is survived by the widower, John, who at one time operated an insurance office on Heaton street; two brothers, Perry and William Smith, of Clinton county; one sister, Mrs. Susie Bogen, of Harveysburg, Ohio; and one grandchild, Helen D. Rochelle. She was a member of the Mooseheart Legion and of the Foresters.

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Mrs. Ethel Walling

Lincoln—Mrs. Ethel Walling, Oregon resident for 64 years and a member of the Friends church of south Salem since her girlhood, died Friday, April 18, at Salem General hospital. Born June 20, 1885 in Redwood Falls, Minn., she came to Oregon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Dove in 1888. The family first moved to Salem, later to Sublimity and eventually made their home at Liberty, south of Salem. Ethel Dove was united in marriage to Tracy Walling, Nov. 28, 1905 and resided at their Lincoln farm home until the time of her death. Mrs. Walling has been an invalid and confined to her home for many years. Surviving her are her husband, Tracy Walling; six children, John, Mrs. Juanita Upham and Mrs. Marion Smith, all of Portland; Mrs. Thelma Fisher, Salem and Miss Dorothy Walling and Mrs. Genevieve Camillo, Lincoln. The oldest son, George, passed away four years ago. Thirteen grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 21 in the Clough-Barrick Chapel, with Rev. Dudley Strain officiating. Interment was in Belcrest Memorial park.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, April 23, 1952.