Katie Virginia Bean

Mrs. Katie Virginia Bean, granddaughter of an early Oregon pioneer family, died at a local nursing home Friday at the age of 78 years. Services will be at 1 p.m. from the Colonial mortuary with Rev. Neville Blunt officiating and interment and at Lincoln Memorial park. She had formerly resided at 720 N.E. 69th ave. Mrs. Bean was born March 26, 1876, in Boise. She was the widow of W.S. Bean and sister of the late James Mullany. Her grandparents were Jerome and Sarah Walling who settled with early pioneers in Amity.

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. F.E. VonGroenewald, Mrs. E.E. Charpantier and Mrs. T.P. Weston, all of Portland; Mrs. Viola Ames, Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Henry Gantenbein, Vashon Island, Wash.; a son, T.S. Bean, Oakland, Cal.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Source: Portland Oregonian, December 12, 1954.

Short News Items from 1922

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hallinan gave a St. Patricks Day party at their home in Redland Saturday evening. Those present were friends and relatives from Oswego, the Hallinan’s former home. (Oregon City Banner-Courier, March 30, 1922)

Sixteen friends and relatives pleasantly surprised Earl Goodrich last evening at his home 619 Comstock street, the occasion being in honor of his 22nd birthday anniversary. The evening was spent informally and later light refreshments were served. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 9, 1922)

Miss Gertrude Walling, employed by the Suddon-Christenson lumber company, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling near Salem, returning to Portland Monday. (Salem Capital Journal, July 5, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dougherty returned last week from a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Mark Pomeroy. (Caldwell Tribune, November 10, 1922)

Zelma Bean of the fifth grade wrote a burlesque on “Tom Sawyer,” characterizing herself as Mischievous Tom. J.K. Gill & Co. presented Zelma with the book, “Kathrinka” for producing one of the best writings in the “Magic Wish Contest.” (Oregon Daily Journal, November 26, 1922)

Zelma Bean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bean, No. 133 Olympia street, is the smallest child who received a prize in the recent magic wish contest conducted by the J.K. Gill company. The prize, which is a $2 book, was presented to her with the others at the main library on Saturday night. Zelma selected as her subject “Tom Sawyer,” and by the rules of the contest she imagined she was the character and made her wishes accordingly. (Oregon Daily Journal, November 26, 1922)

Short News Items from 1917

Edward Loosley is over from Montague for a few days, visiting G.W. Loosley and other relatives and friends. He is connected with the Loosley-Lwinell Company over in Northern California and says all kinds of prosperity exists over there. (Ashland Tidings, January 4, 1917)

Dr. Mae Rochelle returned to her home at K.C., after spending a couple of weeks with Mrs. W.P. Lynch. (Delphos Republican, January 19, 1917)

Mrs. Albert Holbein, of Dover, is visiting her sister, Miss Mary Hains, of this city. (Zanesville Times Recorder, January 31, 1917)

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Birth Announcements from the 1910s

A new baby girl arrived at the home of W.S. Bean bright and early Friday morning. (Oregon Daily Journal, April 30, 1910)

CLEVELAND—To Mr. and Mrs. Ellis E. Cleveland, 27 Sanford street, Sunday, May 21, at Hackley hospital, a son. (Muskegon Chronicle, May 22, 1911)

CHITTENDEN—To Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Chittenden, 57 Florence street, Wednesday, February 23, 1916, a daughter, Ione Helen. (Muskegon Chronicle, February 29, 1916)

WALLING—To Mr. and Mrs. R.J. Walling, 526 Belmont street, July 9, 1918, a daughter. She has been named Margaret Jane. (Salem Capital Journal, July 10, 1918)

Caroline Walling Mullany

MULLANY—Nov. 25, Caroline Walling Mullany of 351 Portland blvd., mother of W.R. and J.H. Mullany and Katie V. Bean, all of this city, and Charles L. Mullany of Boise, Idaho, Mrs. Sarah Downard of Star, Idaho.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, at 2 P.M., at the Peninsula Funeral Home, 314 W. Lombard.  Final services Rose City cemetery conducted by Rose City Rebekah lodge. WA 1041.

Source:  Portland Oregonian, November 28, 1931.

Small Town News—Bean

W.S. Bean, conductor on the Colorado Midland railway, running between Denver and Como, met with an accident in some way which cost him an arm yesterday. Mr. Bean formerly resided in Boise, and was a conduct on the cannon ball train. He was married to Miss Mullaney of Glenns Ferry, sister of James Mullaney of that city. No particulars have been received other than the brief statement that reached Mr. Mullaney yesterday. (Idaho Daily Statesman, August 20, 1902)

Mr. and Mrs. William Bean and family of Huntingaon [sic], Ore., came up to spend Christmas with Mrs. James Mullaney. Mrs. Sara Burkley [sic] went to Huntington, Ore., last Thursday evening, returning with her sister, Mrs. Kate Bean. (Idaho Statesman, December 28, 1904)