Jesse D. (Bird) Walling, 83, died at the family residence near Zena Sunday after a long illness. He was a member of a pioneer Oregon family and born on his father’s donation land claim.
Mr. Walling was education at Willamette university and later was a photographer at Zena. He had operated a farm at Zena for many years.
Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Cora Walling; daughters, Mrs. Eva Purvine of Amity, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart of Oswego, Mrs. James Mott of Salem; sons, Jesse D. Walling of Salem, Harold C. Walling of Portland; brother, Grant Walling of Dayton; sister, Mrs. Alice Pomeroy of Kimberly, Ida. Five grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.
Services will be held from the Clough-Barrick chapel Wednesday, July 10, at 2 p.m., with interment at Zena cemetery.
Source: Salem Capital Journal, July 8, 1940.