Died at Dorranceton

At 3 o’clock on Wednesday morning occurred the death of Irving O. Drake in Dorranceton, after a long illness of a complication of diseases. The deceased was born in Eaton Township Feb. 4, 1857, and had been a resident of Dorranceton for the past thirteen years. He was for a number of years a faithful member of the Eatonville Baptist Church, but on organization of the Dorranceton Baptist Church joined in the latter and was always very active in church and Sunday school work. He was also a member of Kingston Lodge, No. 709, I.O.O.F and Royal Arcanum, No. 396. The deceased was highly esteemed by his fellow citizens. He served as secretary of council and was at the time of his death serving his second term as school director. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Miss Lizzie. The funeral will be held on Saturday at 2 o’clock p.m. from his late residence with interment at Forty Fort.

Source: Wilkes-Barre Record, September 18, 1902.


Benjamin F. Walling, Sr.

WALLING—In this city Nov. 28, Benjamin F. Walling, Sr., husband of Georgia M. Walling, father of Jesse J., Frankie G. and Ben F. Walling, Jr., brother of J.D. and Grant Walling, Mrs. Alice Pomeroy and Mrs. Jennie McFarland.  Funeral services will be held Monday, Dec. 2, at 10:30 A.M., in the drawing room chapel of Holman & Lutz, E. 14th and Sandy blvd.  Vault entombment, Lincoln Memorial Park mausoleum.

Source:  Portland Oregonian, December 1, 1929.

Death Takes P.H. Fisher

Phillip H. Fisher, resident of Salem since he was two years old, died Friday night at his home, 1970 Broadway, at the age of 72 years following an illness of the past eight months.

Announcement of services will be made later by the Clough-Barrick Company.

A retired plumber, he was born at Portland March 18, 1882, the son of Mary and Jocko Fisher.  He attended schools in Salem and June 22, 1902, he married Lottie Gilson here.

Survivors besides the widow are daughters, Mrs. Esther Hathaway, Australia: Mrs. Dorothy Dresner, Salem, and Mrs. Alfred Ambrose, Sweet Home: sister, Mrs. Amelia Lehman, Oakland, Calif.: brothers, Jake Fisher, Azalea, Ore., and John Fisher, Salem: six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Source:  Salem Statesman Journal, April 10, 1954.  Note:  Lottie Gilson was also known as Lottie Denny.  She was adopted by the Gilson family after the death of her mother.

A Note from Me

I don’t know why someone would want to spam a genealogy blog like mine, but I’ve spent the past week dealing with spam comments on virtually every entry I’ve posted. In the process, I believe that I inadvertently deleted one legitimate comment from a Walling family researcher who I know follows this blog. Please accept my sincere apologies, Mr. Vaughn.  You can look forward to a bunch of Walling content this week.

In the meantime, I continue to work through a significant backlog of transcription work from clippings I’ve accumulated through the years. I bought an external 3.5 floppy drive and recovered information from a stack of disks I’ve had collecting dust in my home office for years, not just genealogy research but some great writing samples from previous jobs, for example. It was like discovering a time capsule.  If you’ve got any mystery disks, I highly recommend it.  The suggestion came from Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter.

I’m also trying to go through all my content to insert “Read More” tags where appropriate and to link more entries that logically relate to each other.  It’s an ongoing process.

I continue to be committed to posting at least every Tuesday and Friday throughout 2018, but look for extras throughout the year. For example, in honor of Valentine’s Day, you can look forward to stories about weddings and engagements.

Thanks for reading.

Lenora Walling Claggett

CLAGGETT—In this city Oct. 20, Lenora Claggett, wife of George Claggett, mother of Mrs. Aneta Woodward, sister of Walter and Oliver Walling and Mrs. Lena Anderson. Friends invited to attend funeral services Saturday, Oct. 21, at 3:30 P.M. from Holman & Lutz Colonial Mortuary, E. 14th and Sandy blvd.

Source: Portland Oregonian, October 21, 1933.

Death of J.P. Sutton

Cheboygan could hardly believe its senses when it was reported on the streets Friday morning that J.P. Sutton, of Kansas City, was dead, and the remains were to be brought here for burial Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Sutton were here together only a few weeks ago, and Mrs. Sutton left for home only Sunday, but we learned she was telegraphed for, on account of her husband’s sudden illness, which necessitated an operation. This is all that is known of the illness and death of Mr. Sutton. When here, all his friends remarked on his fine condition of health and congratulated him on the way time was using him.

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Mrs. Edna B. Morse, Active in Goodwill

Mrs. Edna B. Morse, 84, widow of Goodwill Industries President Chester J. Morse, died Monday after a brief illness.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Westminster Church, 17567 Hubbell. The body will be at the Wm. R. Hamilton Funeral Home, 3975 Cass, until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

Mrs. Morse was active in Goodwill Industries, of which her husband was president for 10 years.  She was a life member of Westminster Church, a board member of the Michigan Children’s Aid Society, and a member of the Bayview Association and the Women’s City Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Betty Eggleston and Mrs. Frances Bergwall.

Source:  Detroit Free Press, January 2, 1973.

Motorist is ‘Pinched’ Then Praises Cops

C.L. Rorick, of Chicago, employed as a traveling salesman by a number of firms, praised the efficiency of the Muncie police department to Chief of Police McIlvane and Judge Ralph S. Gregory, in police headquarters, Thursday morning, fifteen minutes after he had been brought to headquarters by Detective Guffigan, who found him in charge of an automobile that displayed no state license.

“In all my travels with arat [sic] machine, this is the first time I have been stopped by an officer,” Rorick said in commenting on his detention. “I left Chicago April 19—two days after I bought the car—and since that time I have visited the leading cities of Indiana, which included Indianapolis, Crawfordsville, New Castle, Anderson, Richmond, Fort Wayne and Terre Haute, and not once did an officer throw up his hand to me asking that I stop.

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Bare Fake Name Given By Woman Fined In Crash

Investigation by Lincoln park police yesterday revealed that the woman who gave her name as Mary Cruise, 29 years old, 3431 Elaine place, when arrested early Wednesday after an automobile crash, is Marian Alberts, formerly of Davenport, Ia., and now living at 3431 Elaine Place. Miss Alberts was seized with Clark L. Rorick, 34 years old, 1044 Winona avenue, when their automobile crashed into a safety island at Diversey parkway and Halstead street.  She told police that she was the private secretary of Secretary of State William J. Stratton and threatened to “get their jobs.”

Miss Alberts was fined $25 Wednesday afternoon by Judge Joseph Graber, who sentenced Rorick to 90 days in the Bridewell for driving while intoxicated.  Rorick was allowed 10 days to perfect an appeal.

Captain James U. Sammis of the Lincoln park police investigated the matter yesterday on request of Miss Rose M. Cruise, 3423 Elaine place, who was employed in the office of the secretary of state when Louis L. Emmerson held the position.  He reported that Miss Alberts had given the name of Miss Cruise to shield her identity and changed his records to read that the woman arrested was Marian Alberts, alias Shannon, alias Cruise.

Source:  Chicago Tribune, November 18, 1931.