Plane Victim Had Relatives at Zena

ZENA, Oct. 20—Mrs. Norman Abernathy known in Zena as Bethel Gould, died recently in an airplane accident near Oregon City. Her husband was also killed in the accident.

They were the niece and nephew of Mrs. Roy Barker, who lives at Zena.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, October 21, 1956.

Short News Items from 1946

Wheatland—Honoring their son, Lt. James Gilkey, recently discharged from the army, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gilkey entertained at dinner last week. Covers were placed for Lt. Gilkey, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Wright, Dowd Cooper, Harlan Cooper, Fay Thompson, and Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gilkey. (Salem Capital Journal, May 17, 1946)

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin were in Wyandotte Wednesday to visit their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R.G. Field. (Livingston County Daily Press, July 24, 1946)

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Short News Items from 1938

Sunday visitors at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bunch were Mr. and Mrs. H.G. Bunch and daughter Beth Lee of Henley, and Mr. and Mrs. Loy Barker and son of Malin. Mrs. Barker is the former Marion Bunch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bunch of Fort Klamath. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, February 4, 1938)

Mrs. E.N. Baldwin entertained at her home this Tuesday afternoon honoring her house guest, Mrs. Roscoe Baldwin and daughter Jane of Marquette. (Livingston County Press, May 4, 1938)

Mrs. Roscoe Baldwin and daughter Jane, of Marquette, are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Baldwin on West Wetmore street. (Livingston County Press, May 4, 1938)

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Zena Residents Spend Holiday in Vancouver; Also Witness Wedding

ZENA—Mrs. and Mrs. Roy E. Barker and Samuel H. Barker of Zena and Miss Barbara McLoughlin of Salem went to Vancouver Thursday for Thanksgiving dinner at the home of Mrs. Barker’s brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Gould and to attend the wedding of Mrs. Barker’s niece, Miss Bethel Gould, to James Darby. Sam Barker played the wedding march. Unknown to each other Merril Gould, brother of Bethel, was married the same day at the navy station at Honolulu harbor.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, November 26, 1938.

Short News Items from 1928

Mrs. B.F. Search has returned to her home, at Crooksville, after shopping in Zanesville. (Zanesville Times Recorder, January 31, 1928)

The condition of Mrs. John L. Shauger of 618 Comstock Street, who has been ill for some time, shows no improvement. (Adrian Daily Telegram, May 9, 1928)

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hiatt of Winchester Bay in Coos county were week end visitors at the home of Mr. Hiatt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Toews. They all motored to Grand Ronde Sunday where they were dinner guests at the F.N. Preston home and visited with J.S. Hiatt who is stationed there. (Salem Statesman Journal, July 11, 1928)

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“Aunt” Celia Walling Has 88th Birthday

Zena—Mrs. Celia Walling, known to her many friends here at “Aunt” Celia, was assisted in celebrating her 88th birthday anniversary Friday afternoon by a committee of Spring Valley Home Missionary members who met at the home of the president, Mrs. Wayne D. Henry, and presented her with an electric table lamp, in behalf of the society, a birthday cake and material for making quilts.

Mrs. Walling, who has been piecing quilts ever since she was eight years old, cannot estimate how many she has made, but the number would probably run into hundreds. Present were Mrs. Walling, Mrs. W.W. Henry, Mrs. James A. French, Mrs. C.M. Purvine, Mrs. R.C. Shepard, Mrs. Roy E. Barker, Mrs. W.N. Crawford and Mrs. Henry.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, January 18, 1938.

Reunion Draws Many Relatives

The twelfth Walling family reunion was held recently when the immediate descendants of the old pioneer family of Jesse D. and Eliza Wise Walling and many relatives to the third and fourth generation met in the beautiful grove of giant oaks at the home of Jesse D. Walling, Jr., himself well into the seventies, near what was once called Lincoln, and very near to the old donation land claim of Jesse D. Walling in Polk county. Continue reading “Reunion Draws Many Relatives”

Henry Benjamin Loosley

Funeral services were held Friday, July 30 at 3 p.m. at the Forest Lawn Hollywood Chapel, Santa Monica, California, for the late Henry B. (Ben) Loosley, whose passing on Monday, July 26, removed another member from the thinning ranks of those early settlers who pioneered the Wood River Valley. In memory of this beloved long time resident of Fort Klamath, the following is written:

Ben Loosley was born November 28, 1877, at the Wood River valley homestead of his parents, John and Nancy [sic] Walling Loosley, who were among the first to settle here; he was reared in Fort Klamath and received his education at local schools with the exception of two years spent in Boise, Idaho, with his mother and her relatives, members of the prominent Walling family of that city, where he attended school for the two year period. Later on, he and his father initiated the first industry to be started on Wood River, where they operated a creamery, which became famous because of the excellent quality of the cheese produced by father and son; some years later, he went into sheep raising with the late John Smart and eventually settled on his ranch, the present Leonard Meschke place, where he pastured cattle on a share basis. Several years later, he and Mrs. Loosley moved to Malin, where he engaged in ranching until forced by ill health to retire, when the couple went to Santa Monica to make their home with their only child, a daughter Helen, and her husband, the Ert Hollenbachs, where they have lived quietly ever since.

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Death Claims Basin Pioneer

FORT KLAMATH—Fanny Bunch, 84, pioneer of Klamath County, died Saturday in Ashland.

Mrs. Bunch had been in failing health for the past several years.

Born January 17, 1876 at the Loosley homestead south of here, she was the last survivor of 11 children born to John Loosley and Lucy Walling Loosley and had lived most of her life in this county.

She was married in 1894 to the late Oscar Bunch.

Survivors are Mrs. Loy (Marian) Barker, Klamath Falls, a son, Harold, of Olene, and one grandson.

Services will be held in Klamath Falls Monday at 2 p.m. at O’Hair’s Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in the family plot at Fort Klamath Cemetery.

Source:  Klamath Falls Herald and News, November 6, 1960.