Deaths and Funerals from the 1920s

Mrs. Jemima Linderman a former resident of this city is dead at her home in Chicago. (Cheboygan Democrat, September 17, 1920)

Dr. E.H. Rorick, 70, formerly well known in Republican state politics, died at his home in Fayette, Fulton county.  (Fulton County Tribune, February 9, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McNeil and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt were at Ann Arbor Friday where they attend the funeral of the former’s brother-in-law, M.B. Larned. (Oxford Leader, August 22, 1924.

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Deaths and Funerals from the 1900s

A dispatch from Arrowhead Springs, San Bernardino county, this morning state that D. Rorick of this city, had died suddenly of pleuro-pneumonia. The news came totally unexpected and causes deep regret with every one. Mr. Rorick was conductor on the local railroad and was very highly esteemed by everybody. He had been a resident of this city for several years and all throughout that time had been a man of sterling character, respected and esteemed by all who knew him. No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral. (Riverside Independent Enterprise, March 28, 1900)

Mrs. Dr. Greene has received word that Mr. David B. [sic] Rorick is dead at San Bernardino, Cal. Mrs. Rorick was formerly Miss Isola Smith of this city. She has many friends here who will learn with deep regret of her sad bereavement. Mr. Rorick was a conductor on the Santa Fe. He had been suffering from abscess on the brain for some time, but persisted in attending to his duties until finally he was obliged to succumb. (Marshall Daily Chronicle, April 25, 1900, and Marshall Expounder, April 27, 1900)

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Golden Wedding

Celebrated by Mr. and Mrs. William Rochelle—They Began Life’s Journey Together Half a Century Ago—Have Always Been Held in High Esteem

Mr. and Mrs. William Rochelle, of 610 Heaton street, two of Hamilton’s most estimable residents, passed the golden anniversary of their wedding Wednesday of this week. No formal celebration of the event was held on account of the death of their son, Wm. E. Rochelle, which occurred recently.

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William Rochelle, Respected Citizen, Died on Tuesday Morning.

William Rochelle, one of Hamilton’s respected citizens and retired grocer, died at 5 o’clock Tuesday morning at his home, No. 946 Heaton street, of general debility, at the age of 76 years, 3 months and 17 days, after months of illness.

Mr. Rochelle is survived by the widow, one son, John Rochelle of Hamilton, and a daughter, Mrs. Flora Smith of Cincinnati, two brothers and three sisters, who have the sincere sympathy of the community in the loss of a devoted husband, a loving and indulgent father and a kind brother. The city loses a citizen, by Mr. Rochelle’s death, who was ever interested in the welfare and prosperity of the affairs of the city.

Source: Hamilton Evening Democrat, March 19, 1907.

Wedding Will Take Place This Evening

Ceremony at Bride’s Home

Upon Return From Wedding Tour Home Will Be Occupied On Terrace Street

A very beautiful wedding will take place this evening at 6 o’clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Smith at the family home at 563 West Main street, when Miss Mae Brandall Smith, their daughter, will be united in marriage to Attorney Walter Sterling Casterline, of Wilkes-Barre. The marriage ceremony will be officiated over by the Rev. L.O. Knipp, of the Christian church of this place.

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Short News Items from 1947

Mrs. Jay MacArthur, Jr., returned home last week after spending two weeks with her folks in Miller, S. Dak. Her sister, Mrs. Dean Huisman, of Miller, returned with her for a few day’s visit.  (Queen City Mail, January 30, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. George Walling and Marion of Baltimore are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Walling. He plans to return on a Victory ship early next year as junior engineer, while Mrs. Walling and Marion will remain with his parents. (Salem Statesman Journal, November 28, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Walling are hosts for the annual Thanksgiving family dinner. The guest list included Mr. and Mrs. George Walling and Marion; Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Upham, Linda and Gary; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Camillo and Mike; Mrs. Ira Fisher and Inez, Iris, Donald and Edward; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith and Julie and Dick, John Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walling. (Salem Statesman Journal, November 28, 1947)

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.