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.

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

A PLEASING CEREMONY AT THE BRIDE’S HOME.

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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