Mrs. Caroline E. Wilkinson

Funeral services for Mrs. Caroline E. Wilkinson will be held at the William R. Hamilton Co. Chapel, 3975 Cass Ave., at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Romeo. The Rev. Benjamin J. Bush, D.D., of Westminster Presbyterian Church, will be in charge.

Mrs. Wilkinson died Tuesday after a brief illness. She was born in Romeo and was the widow of the late Dr. William H. Wilkinson, a physician at Oxford for many years who was well known in medical circles of the State. He died more than 25 years ago,

Mrs. Wilkinson was a member of the Hytatia Club and Westminster Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Alexander Macdonald, 217 Easton Ave., Highland Park, with whom she had been living.

Source: Detroit Free Press, January 26 1934.


E.C. Walling Dead

Died, in Woodburn, Ore., on Sunday, November 1, Enos Clark Walling, aged 52 years, 7 months and 4 days. He leaves a widow and six children. Mr. Walling was born in Oregon and came to Idaho with his father, when he was 7 years of age. The remains arrived in Boise yesterday evening. The funeral will leave Schreiber & Sidenfaden’s undertaking parlors at 2:45 p.m. today. Services will be held in the Christian church at 3 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Masonic cemetery.

Source: Idaho Statesman, November 4, 1908.

Former Madera Woman Is Buried

Mrs. Malinda E. Walling Dies Near Fresno

Funeral services for Mrs. Malinda E. Walling, 86, formerly of Madera, were conducted in Fresno Saturday morning. Mrs. Walling died near Fresno Friday.

She leaves four sons, John C. and Jesse Walling, John C. and James Reynolds of Illinois; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Jarvis of Missouri; four granddaughters, Mrs. Ralph Millard and Mrs. J.P. Stanton, Miss Margaret Walling of Fresno and Mrs. Paul Beck of Los Angeles, and three grandsons, Curtis Walling of San Diego, Nelson Walling of Fowler and Frank Tyrrell of Honolulu.

Mrs. Walling was a native of Illinois.

Source: Madera Tribune, August 21, 1939.

A Pioneer of Idaho

E.C. Walling living on East Warm Springs avenue yesterday received a telegram telling of the death of his brother Fletcher Walling, at Salem, Oregon.  The deceased was 61 years of age at the time of his death.  He leaves no family.  Fletcher Walling was one of the earliest comers to this section of Idaho, he having lived in Boise in the early 60’s.  He left Idaho a number of years ago, however, after the pioneering days were over, and has made his home in Oregon. He will be recalled by some of the old timers here though he left before the present generation came on the scene.

Source:  Idaho Statesman, April 26, 1907.

Walter B. Gerth

Walter B. Gerth, 93, of 1915 Dallas Highway NW, retired grocer and Willamette River pilot, died Monday in a Salem nursing home.

He came to West Salem from Lincoln, northwest of Salem, in 1911, started a grocery store and bought a tugboat. He was a member of the first Salem City Council when the city was incorporated in 1913 and was the first contributor for construction of the Methodist Church at 3rd and Gerth streets, NW.

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John F. Purvine Rites Thursday

SPRING VALLEY (Special) – Funeral services will be held Thursday for John Frederick Purvine, former Spring Valley resident, who died Monday at Portland. He was 80.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Zena Church, the Rev. John W. Hood officiating.

Burial will be at Zena Cemetery, with services under direction of Ross-Hollywood Chapel, Portland.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, May 6, 1959.

William Polley, 60, Passes in Wyoming

William Polley, 60, of Wyoming, Ill., former resident of Moline, brother of Norman Polley, 1831 Sixteenth avenue, Moline, died yesterday in his home. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Polley and daughter, Mervane, have left to attend the funeral services which will be held tomorrow afternoon in Wyoming. Surviving Mr. Polley are the widow, one daughter, Mrs. Robert Craig, both of Wyoming, one brother, Norman H. Polly [sic] of Moline, one sister, Mrs. Bella M. Hopson of Bement, Ill., and one granddaughter.

Source: Moline Daily Dispatch, November 22, 1927.

Eva M. Gerth

Late resident of Rt. 1, Box 422, Salem Jan. 6 in Salem. Survived by widower Walter Gerth, Salem; daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Stephens, North Bend; sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart, Lake Oswego, Mrs. Ethel Tillie [sic], Redwood Valley, Calif.; brothers, Jesse Walling, Harold Walling, both Salem. One grandson, Michael Stephens, North Bend. Services Sat., Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the VIRGIL T. GOLDEN CHAPEL, 605 Com’l SE at Oak. Interment at Zena Cemetery. Ritualistic services by Salem, Rebecca Lodge No. 1. If friends wish contributions may be made to Zena Cemetery Fund c/o Frank Crawford, Sec., 1560 Wallace Rd. NW.

Source: Salem Capitol Journal, January 7, 1972.

A.E. Walling Dies Suddenly

Word was received in Madera today of the death of A.E. Walling of Fresno.  Mr. Walling made his home for many years in Madera where is well-known.

Death came suddenly after a period of illness lasting only two hours.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Morton Tyrrell of Madera, Jess Walling of Orosi, George, Ernest and John Walling of Fresno.

Source:  Madera Tribune, November 26, 1923.

Dr. Rochelle Dead

Had Been a Resident of Wichita Since 1872

The death of Dr. M.C, [sic] Rochelle occurred last night at his home, 331 Dodge avenue, West Wichita. Dr. Rochelle was stricken nearly a year ago, last July, with paralysis and had been very feeble ever since. Almost all the time he has been confined to his room and bed. Apoplexy and incident complications following this paralytic stroke were the immediate cause of his death.

Dr. Rochelle was 66 years of age and was a pioneer of this city, having come here with his family in 1872. He leaves his wife and two sons, Dr. H.L. Rochelle of Kansas City and C.C. Rochelle. The funeral arrangements have not yet been fully planned as it is necessary to hear from relatives in the east.

Dr. Rochelle was a member of the G.A.R. and well known.

Source: Wichita Daily Eagle, June 26, 1908.