Untitled (Mabel Jerman & Jesse D. Walling)

The home of Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Jerman at Zena was festive with flowers and hospitality last Sunday afternoon, May 7, in honor of the wedding of their daughter, Miss Mabel Jerman, and Jesse D. Walling. The motif of the decoration of the large living room was the purity of white lilac and narcisus [sic] blossoms. A bower of a large window was interwoven with the same, toned with the green of ivy, and to the strain of Lang’s Flower Girl, the contracting parties took their stand under its retreat, where the ceremony was perofrmed [sic] by Rev. W.T. Scott, the past of the Presbyterian church at Zena. The bride was gowned in simple white of embroidery and carried a bouquet of white lilac and asparagus fern, which was caught later by Miss Gertrude Walling, a lucky contestant.

The guests were further entertained at a dinner in the dining room amid the perfume and profusion of lilacs, purple in decoration, where the old fashioned hospitality found expression in dainty dishes of savoury [sic] note. Here a special item of interest linked in the pioneer days with the present, revealing the fact that the groom, Jesse Walling, was married in the house where he was born, and that here, too, was the birthplace of his father, J.D. Walling, who brought here his bride and reared several children. The home, once a donation claim of Zena, has now passed into other hands, but is still remembered as the Walling place. The bride has also spent the past few years in this community and has a host of friends interested in her welfare. Amid a shower of rice the happy couple left the same evening for a jaunt to Portland, to be absent several days.

Besides Mr. and Mrs. Jerman and their sons Harlan and Floyd, their guests were: Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Misses Eva, Ethel and Gertrude Walling, Harold Walling, Claude Toner of Corvallis, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Davis, Rev. and Mrs. W.T. Scott, Miss Lucy T. Higgins.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, May 14, 1911.

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