Probe Death Of A.C. Todd Near Utica

Sherriff William McElroy and Dr. G.W. Sapp are investigating the sudden death of Albert Carl Todd, 50, Newark, Route 3, southwest of Utica.

According to Deputy Elmer Poff, Todd spent part of Monday at the home of a neighbor, Roy Mizer, helping him with some work.

Mrs. Todd called for her husband early in the evening and while en route to their home in an automobile he lost consciousness. She later, Poff said, drove to the home of another neighbor, Ross Rice, and it has not been determined whether Todd died as he was lifted from the car or later. However, he never regained consciousness from the time he was stricken.

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Short News Items from 1958

Holiday callers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams included Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Martin, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Richards and son, Mrs. Maude Zurn, Mrs. Minnie Spencer, Otto Wiggins and children, Mrs. Charles Schmeig, Ed Richard and Mr. and Mr. and Mrs. [sic] Robert Cobb and son, Mrs. Zurn spent several days at the Williams home. (Sayre Evening Times, January 4, 1958)

Elbert Gaudig, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Gaudig, Rapid City, is now enrolled at the Navy Recruit Training Center, San Diego, Calif., after enlisting here Wednesday. (Rapid City Journal, February 8, 1958)

Short News Items from 1951

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams Jr., and son of Long Island were recent visitors of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Williams Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Gorham. (Sayre Evening Times, May 3, 1951)

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Williams and family attended the Schmeig-Brannaka wedding held at the Towanda Presbyterian church and reception held at the Wysox Community hall.  (Sayre Evening Times, May 3, 1951)

Mrs. Lester I. Bockstahler, new president of the University circle, has invited members of her board and committee chairmen to be her guests at luncheon Saturday in Scott hall on the Northwestern university Evanston campus. (Chicago Tribune, May 31, 1951)

Miller, S.D.—Kiwanis Club members enjoyed movies shown by Harry Corrin Tuesday at their luncheon.  The pictures were taken by Corrin of Firemen’s conventions and a rodeo as well as travel pictures.  (Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, December 27, 1951)

Funeral Yesterday.

Remains of the Late Mrs. Chandler Williams Laid in Grave.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Chandler Williams, whose death occurred last week, was held yesterday afternoon, services being held at the late home by Rev. Dr. Severson, of the M.E. church. A quartette composed of Miss Carrie Hughes, Mrs. James Monie, Messrs. Oscar Houck and R. G. Bennett rendered several selections in a very pleasing manner. Interment was made in West Pittston cemetery, the pall bearers being Joseph Klotz, James Sutton, Frank Carey, T.B. Lance, C.H. Foster and George Sax.

Source: Pittston Gazette, March 4, 1902.

Mrs. Chandler Williams

Another of the older residents of West Pittston passed away this morning about 5 o’clock, when death clamed Mrs. Chandler Williams, of Exeter street. Mrs. Williams had been quite seriously ill for several weeks and her death was not totally unexpected. Stomach trouble was the direct cause of death. The deceased was, previous to her marriage, a daughter of James Casterline, who came to this part of the country from Frankfort, N.J., many years ago, being one of the earliest settlers. She was aged 70 years and 6 months, most of which time had been passed in this locality, she having resided at Orange. She had been a life-long member of the M.E. church. The funeral will take place Monday afternoon from the family home at 2 o’clock. Two children survive.

Source: Pittston Gazette, March 1, 1902.

Mrs. Eliza Casterline

The debt of nature was yesterday paid by Mrs. Eliza Casterline of West Pittston, after an illness that had confined her to her bed for about a year. She resided with her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Holmes. Mrs. Casterline had passed the allotted years of life, being 91 years of age, having been born in Sussex County, N.J., in 1810. from her birthplace she removed to Orange, in this county, and about twenty years ago came to Pittston, where she had since resided. In her younger years she was active and popular among her friends. She was the widow of the late James Casterline and is survived by five children—John of Scranton, Joseph and Asa of Orange and Mrs. Alvin Holmes and Mrs. C.H. Williams of West Pittston. The funeral will occur on Friday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery street. The funeral will be private. Interment will be in Eaton cemetery.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Semi-Weekly Record, October 18, 1901.

Mrs. Eliza Casterlin

Another old resident passed away this morning, when death claimed Mrs. Eliza Casterlin, of West Pittston, at the ripe old age of 91 years. She had been confined to her bed ever since last Thanksgiving, and her death was not totally unexpected. While her mind has been enfeebled for some time past, she yesterday rallied and informed her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Holmes, that she would not remain with them much longer and that she wanted all of her children called to her bedside. Deceased was born in Sussex county, New Jersey, in 1810, and later moved to Orange, Pa., where she resided until about twenty years ago, when she came to West Pittston. She was the widow of the late James Casterlin, and is survived by five children, John, of Scranton; Joseph and Asa, of Orange, and two daughters, Mrs. Alvin Holmes and Mrs. C.H. Williams, of this place. The funeral will occur Friday morning from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Holmes, at the corner of Montgomery and Fourth streets, and will be private. Interment will be made in the Eaton burying ground, near Orange.

Source: Pittston Gazette, October 16, 1901.

Short News Items from 1889

Mrs. Sutton, mother of Judge Sutton and Mrs. J.W. Linderman, with her daughter, Mrs. D.W. Bennett, and children arrived on the Garden City last evening for a visit with their relatives and friends in the village. (Cheboygan Northern Tribune, March 22, 1889)

Mrs. Alvin Holmes and son, and Mrs. Chandler Williams and daughter, Miss Ida, are spending a few weeks at Long Branch and other summer resorts. (Pittston Gazette, August 2, 1889)

Mrs. John Kirkwood and Mrs. Walling, mother of our townsman Grant Walling, spent Friday and Saturday with friends in Guy. (Pullman Herald, October 5, 1889)

Some Short Death Notices

A news dispatch last week reported the death of John Bradbury at his home in Wallace. Mr. Bradbury was at one time cashier of the Kendrick State Bank. (Kendrick Gazette, October 3, 1919)

Newton Frakes, who died near Mitchell, Crook county, Oregon, on the 26th of last month, was born and raised in Polk county, where he has many friends. He was about 40 years of age, and leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss. (Independence Enterprise, January 24, 1895)

Graveside services and a Masonic ritual will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Zena Cemetery for Jesse S. Gilkey, Dayton, and his son, James, Eugene, whose bodies were found recently in a crashed plane in the Cascades.  Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in Simons & Lounsbury Funeral Home at Eugene.  (Salem Statesman Journal, June 10, 1965)

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Aged Resident Passes Away

Mrs. Eliza Casterline of West Pittston died yesterday after an illness that had confined her to her bed for about a year.  She resided with her daughter, Mrs. Elvin [sic] Holmes.  Mrs. Casterline had passed the allotted years of life, being 91 years of age, having been born in Sussex County, N.J., in 1810.  From her birthplace she removed to Orange, in this county, and about twenty years ago she came to Pittston, where she had since resided.  In her younger years she was active and was popular among her friends.  She was the widow of the late James Casterline and is survived by five children—John of Scranton, Joseph and Asa of Orange and Mrs. Alvin Holmes and Mrs. C.H. Williams of West Pittston.  The funeral will occur on Friday from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alvin Holmes of Montgomery street.  The funeral will be private.  Interment will be in Eaton cemetery, Orange.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Times, October 17, 1901.