I want to thank Dave Reynolds for responding to my post on the Oregon GenForum Site about the 1970 obit.He has provided the following information on the George Henry Casner.Thanks Dave.
According to the info below, George was from Illinois, and it would appear that his parents were likely John Casner (born PA) and Cynthia Place (born IL). I'm not related to this family and have no further information about them.
According to the California Death Index, available at rootsweb.com, George Henry Casner as born 5 Aug 1876 in Illinois, mother's maiden name PLACE. Died 25 April 1956 in Los Angeles County, SSN# 557-32-6150.
An entry was found for George & Ida in the 1920 Census, Earville, La Salle County, Illinois, ED 103, Sheet 9A, enumerated 10 Feb 1920. Dwelling 67, Family 68, on Bush St.