Untitled (William H. Smith)

SMITH—William H. beloved husband of Flora Smith (nee Rochelle), at Detroit, Mich., May 23. Funeral services at his residence, 1038 West Eighth street, Tuesday, at 10 a.m. Interment at Miamisburg, O., at 2 p.m. [Hamilton and Dayton papers please copy.]

Source: Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, May 27, 1913.

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.

Continue reading “Golden Wedding”

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.

Continue reading “Wedding Will Take Place This Evening”

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.

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.

Continue reading “Christmas Wedding”

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.

Continue reading “The Late Walter S. Casterlin”