Short News Items from 1928

Mr. and Mrs. Manley Brodt, of Marlette, are spending the week with their son, Grant Brodt.  (Oxford Leader, January 27, 1928)

Mr. and Mrs. Grant Brodt, Mr. and Mrs. Manley Brodt attended the auto show in Detroit, Monday.  (Oxford Leader, January 27, 1928)

Edward Lee Porritt had the misfortune to have a car door fall on his feet, Thursday, where he was working at the Fisher Body Factory, in Pontiac.  He is improving slowly.  (Oxford Leader, February 3, 1928)

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Loy Barker Leads Field

Loy Barker, Northern Life Insurance Company salesman, led all representatives of the company in the nation in life volume sales and was in third place in the United States in premiums for the year.

The Klamath Falls agency was eighty among 65 company districts during November.

Barker’s record had previously qualified for an expense paid trip for himself and Mrs. Barker to the national convention at Coronado Beach near San Diego in January. He has been affiliated with Northern Life since 1946.

Source: Klamath Falls Herald and News, December 8, 1963.

Guests At Zena

ZENA, June 9—Mrs. W.D. Staplin and two young daughters, Nadine and Hazel of Raymond, Wash., arrived here recently for an indefinite visit at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roy E. Barker, brother-in-law and sister of Mrs. Staplin; Mr. and Mrs. Biggs, former foster parents of Mrs. Staplin, who accompanied them have returned to their home at Raymond.

Source: Oregon Statesman, June 10, 19131.

Walling Clan Has Annual Gathering

Lincoln—One of Lincoln’s landmarks, the old J.D. Walling home, was the scene of the annual gathering of the Walling clan. Group singing and conversation occupied the afternoon, after a picnic dinner of the lawn. James Smart, Sr., soloist, sang a group of numbers accompanied by Mrs. James Smart, Jr.

The president, David Newsom of Portland, presided at the meeting. Mrs. Eva Purvine, daughter of Mrs. J.D. Walling, is secretary.

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Untitled (Ethel Gould Barker)

Mrs. Ethel M. Barker, 72, Salem Rt. 1 Box 693, died Friday in a Salem nursing home. She was born at Tillamook, and came to Salem from Portland 48 years ago. She was a member of Salem First Presbyterian Church and Brush College Grange. Survivors include a son Samuel, Columbia, Mo., and sister Mrs. Edith Staplin, Tacoma, Wash. Arrangements are pending at Barrick mortuary.

Source: Oregon Statesman, Saturday, August 24, 1968.

Roy Barker Given Birthday Surprise

ZENA, December 18.—Roy E. Barker of Spring Valley was the recipient of a delightful birthday party Monday evening when a group of about 45 friends were invited to their home by Mrs. Roy E. Barker to help him celebrate his birthday anniversary.

Mr. Barker received numerous lovely gifts. Among them were a number of humorous ones, such as a box of all day suckers from some fun loving friend.

Seven tables of bridge were played during the evening. Mrs. L.M. Purvine of Salem won high school for ladies and Jesse Walling high score for men. The hostess served delicious refreshments at small tables at a rather late hour.

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Hager’s Grove is Scene for Picnic

Mrs. Roy E. Barker Feted Upon Occasion of Her Birthday

ZENA, June 12—Hager’s Grove was the scene of a merry party Sunday when 19 friends gathered there to help Mrs. Roy E. Barker celebrate her birthday.

The group included the honor guest, Mrs. Roy E. Barker, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne D. Henry, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Barker, Mr. and Mrs. L.F. Matthews and daughter, Marjorie, Mr. Roy E. Barker, Sammy Barker, Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Henry, Mrs. Mary B. Crawford and granddaughter Lois Randle, Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Matthews of Salem, Mr. John Matthews their house guest from Oklahoma; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Holman of Dallas.

Source: Oregon Statesman, June 13, 1929.

Untitled (Ethel M. Gould & Roy E. Barker)

Miss Ethel M. Gould and Mr. Roy E. Barker were united in marriage at noon Wednesday at the home of the groom’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Barker in Polk county. Rev. H.C. Stover officiated. Following the ceremony a wedding dinner was served to 16 guests. The young couple will make their home on the groom’s farm in Polk county.

Source: The Oregon Statesman, February 15, 1920.

Fred M. Gould

Late resident of 1668 Center St. NE. Fri., Feb. 24, at a local hospital. Survived by widow, Nellie, Salem; sons, Merrill E., Salem; Krader R., Tacoma, Wash.; sisters, Mrs. Roy E. Barker, Zena. Ore.;Mrs. Edith Staplin, Tacoma, Wash. 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Private services were held in the VIRGIL T. GOLDEN CHAPEL under the direction of a Christian Scientist. Interment was in Zena Cemetery.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, February 27, 1967.