Roland Amberg Gave Promise of Fine Career

Elmiran Who Was Victim of Infantile Paralysis Had Accomplished Much and Friends Expected Him to Win Success

Elmira has paid heavy toll to the dread endopoliomyelitis in the death of Roland Amberg, who succumbed to this disease at Sherrill, N.Y., last Sunday evening.

Reared in this city and trained in her public schools, he was certain, judging from his achievements, to bring credit and even honor to the home of his youth. “Whom the Gods love, die young,” runs the old Greek proverb, and in the passing of this young man at the age of twenty-two these words have their verification.

Roland was a great hearted, industrious and dependable young man, with all that these adjectives imply. He had the best characteristic of genius, that for hard work. Thoroughness and finish marked everything he did, and nothing in the line of his duty or development was too difficult for him to attempt. These traits made him an invaluable helper, as those who employed him during the vacation periods testify.

Mr. Legg, minister at the Hedding Church, for whom Roland acted for a period as secretary, and A.M. Bovier of the American Sales Book Company, without the least hesitation attribute to him an unusual readiness and aptitude in service and a judgement not ordinarily expected in one of his years. A great amount of work and all of a superior quality, was sure to a result from the life he had lived.

Though not be classed with pre-eminently gifted young men, Roland was no ordinary scholar. He won a place on the Elmira Free Academy Debating team and secured a state scholarship for his court at Syracuse University. His marks for the junior year at the University average well over ninety, so that honors, over which his friends could rejoice and the Academy be proud, would have been his at graduation from college. He planned still further preparation, so that his profession would have been enriched with a scholarship of great depth and maturity.

The young man had chosen the ministry for his profession and had already shown marked ability in this pursuit. He had supplied the pulpit in the Hedding Methodist Episcopal Church of this city, the church in which he had grown up, with great acceptability. To meet such a test in such a manner as to be in demand for its repetition as opportunity is offered is no uncertain praise for any young man.

The churches which he served during the past two years, in addition to his college work show by their advance in every department what might be expected, when he should be free and ready to devote his entire time to the ministerial service. And yet here, as in other matters, it was his kindly sympathy and his constant alertness to help that endeared him to his associates. He was loved as well as respected, and from people to whom he ministered, comes tribute to the fact that he seemed always to consider what was the most rather than the least that he could do.

The long tramps over the dusty roads through the hot days of the past summer to reach some of the members who had been previously estranged from the church, undoubtedly helped to make him a ready victim of the death-dealing disease from the little one, whom he held in his arms, and whom no one else could quiet. What a Shepherd such a man would make!

Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, August 23, 1916.


Officer Returns From Europe

Back from 39 months overseas, 1st Lt. Jay T. Rorick had his first meeting with his 32-month-old son, J.T. III, when he arrived at his home at Lake Grove early this week. Now on terminal leave from Camp Beale, Cal., he will be retired to inactive status in 90 days.

Lt. Rorick is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jay T. Rorick Sr. of 2486 N.W. Westover road. He served with the communications corps in Iceland, and with the 18th airborne corps in England, Belgium, France, and Germany.

A member of the Oregon National Guard, he was mobilized and assigned to the 41st division in September, 1940, but was separated from that outfit when he went back to New Jersey for special training. Prior to induction he was employed at Lipman, Wolfe & Co.

Source: Portland Oregonian, October 25, 1945.

Invalids Should Remember the Date

We wish again to call the attention of our readers to the return visit of Dr. Rorick, as announced by his large advertisement in this issue of our paper. The cry of “beware of the fraudulent traveling quack,” which very justly gained prominence a few years ago, when the laws of our State permitted this species of gentry to ply their vocation, has outlived its application. The recognized fact that it is beyond the ken of possibilities for any one man to master all the branches of the healing art, has caused the best men in the profession, both in Europe and America, to devote their entire energies to perfecting themselves in special branches.

Dr. Rorick, who presents his credentials from the best medical institutions in the country, has spent the past ten years in the constant investigation and treatment of chronic diseases. The fact that he refuses to prescribe for any disease outside of his specialties and asks only those to visit him who have failed to get relief from their family physicians entitles him to confidence. Large numbers already throng his parlors at each visit. Every invalid should carefully read his mammoth advertisement and visit him at his parlors at the Murdock House, Tuesday, April. Consultation free and strictly confidential.

Source: Undated clipping from an Indiana newspaper.

Susan Whisenand & Louis L. Kurtz

News comes of the approaching marriage of Miss Susan Whisenand of Martinez, Calif., to Louis L. Kurtz, of Short Hills, N.J. The wedding will be Friday in Denver, Colo. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand (Dorothy Mott) of Martinez, and is the granddaughter of Mrs. James W. Mott of Salem and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand of Bend . . . . Mr. Kurtz is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Kurtz of Short Hills . . . . Miss Whisenand is a junior at Loretto Heights College in Denver, and Mr. Kurtz is a junior at Regis College in Denver . . . .

Source: Salem Capital Journal, September 19, 1968.

Another Pioneer Gone

Died, at his home in Ellington of heart failure on Friday, October 25, at 10 a.m., Amzy Clay, an old pioneer of Tuscola county.  He was born in Orange county, New Jersey, October 17, 1828.  In 1852 he moved with his parents to Michigan locating on land in Town 13 NR 8 E where he lived for some time.  Then he moved to Ellington where he has since resided.  He was the youngest of eleven children, all of whom have gone before.

He leaves to mourn his death a wife and four children, Henry M., of Portland, Ore., Ida, Grant and Annie, who reside at home, and three grandchildren; also five great grandchildren.  He has been the correspondent in Ellington for the county papers for a number of years.  The funeral was held Sunday at two p.m. and interment made in the Ellington cemetery.

Source:  Cass City Chronicle, November 1, 1907.

About J. Fred Loosley

J. Fred Loosley, the Ft. Klamath giant, who makes excellent cheese and butter at his creamery, came in from east of the mountains last Friday and returned Monday. He was accompanied by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Loosley, who left that evening for Salinas, Calif., where they will spend the winter. Fred tells us that next year he will have the milk from 450 cows at the creamery, which will be 100 more than he had this year. With this addition he hopes to come somewhere near being able to supply the local demand for his product. While in a valley town recently his cheese was put up for comparison with cheese made in New York state—the banner cheese country of the world—and those making the test could not tell which was the York [sic] state cheese and which was Klamath County’s product. While there is little if any difference in the product there is a decided per centage our way in cost as the eastern cheese costs eighteen and a half cents per pound while ours only costs eleven cents per pound.

Source: Medford Mail, November 17, 1899.

Anne B. Van Blarcom, Percy H. Ballantine

Windy Brow Farm, Newton, was the scene Saturday of the wedding of Miss Anne Breckridge [sic] Van Blarcom, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Van Blarcom of Newton, formerly of Nutley, to Percy H. Ballantine of 360 Mt. Prospect avenue, Newark, son of Mr. and Mrs. Percy Ballantine of Lake Wales, Fla., formerly of Newark. Rev. George C. Vincent of Union Congregational Church, Montclair, officiated.

Mrs. Ralph Inslee, in whose home the wedding took place, was matron of honor for her sister and William Cochrane of Broomall, Pa., the bridegroom’s brother-in-law, was best man.

Continue reading “Anne B. Van Blarcom, Percy H. Ballantine”

Walling Family Has Reunion Sunday

The 22nd annual reunion was held at the J.D. Walling grove at Walling [sic] Sunday. Following the dinner the afternoon hours were spent informally.

Present were Mrs. James Mott, Dorothy and Beverly Mott, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Walling, Ellis Walling, Celia Walling, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Chapman, Virginia and Bobby Chapman.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walling, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Reant, all of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Walling, Jerry Walling, Miss Marjorie Walling, Walter Walling, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Wise, Elva Johnson, Eva Johnson, Mildred B. Fall, Floyd Hall, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Tipp, Marjorie and Audrey Tipp, Mrs. Mary Likens, Mrs. James D. Fall, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Barzee, all of Portland, Edna Wadsworth of Seattle, J.W. Walling of Amity, Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Walling of Sherwood, W.H.K. Walling of Falls City, Mr. and Mrs. Karl G. Miller of Jefferson, Mrs. Curtis E. Stewart of Oswego, Mr. and Mrs. E. Tohler [sic] and Miss Deloris Tohler [sic] of Eugene, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Walling of Dallas, Elsie L. Stutz of Brownsville, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin and Donald Baldwin of West Salem.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, June 28, 1939.