Injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Newberg Christmas eve were blamed for the death of Ellis Walling, 23, son of a prominent Polk county family, at a local hospital yesterday morning.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Jerman, Tigard; brother, Jesse Walling, jr., of Donald; aunts, Mrs. James Mott of Salem, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart of Oswego, Mrs. Eva Purving [sic] of Amity, Mrs. C. Helms of Portland, and uncles, Harold Walling and Harlan Jerman of Portland and Floyd Jerman of San Pedro, Calif.
Source: Salem Statesman Journal, January 25, 1940.