Death of Fred Walling

Walling — At the farm home, near Lincoln, Polk county, Oregon, Monday, February 22, 1904, at 2 p.m., Fred Walling, son of J.G. [sic] Walling, aged 17 years, of blood poisoning, resulting from erysipelas. The funeral arrangements have not been made as of yet, but will be announced tomorrow. (Salem Capital Journal, February 22, 1904)

MERE SCRATCH CAUSES DEATH. Salem, Or., Feb. 23. — As a result of a small scratch upon the knuckle of the forefinger of the left hand, blood poison set in, and Fred Walling, the 16-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, who reside near Lincoln Spring Valley, now lies dead at the home of his parents, and the latter are nearly prostrated with grief over the sad event, for the boy was the pride of the family and, in fact, the neighborhood. (Portland Oregonian, February 24, 1904)

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