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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Dresner on Leave

On leave from his duties from the Air Force is Sgt. Hubert D. Dresner, who is visiting his mother, Mrs. Dorothy Dresner of 1965 Broadway street.  The sergeant, home for the golden wedding anniversary of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Fisher, is stationed at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.  He is with the human resources research center at that base.

Source: Salem Daily Capital Journal, June 25, 1952.

Viola Fisher Bride In Home Wedding

Miss Viola Fisher, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Fisher, became the bride of William Chapman at a beautiful ceremony in the Fisher home at 1440 Bellevue street Sunday afternoon at one-thirty. Rev. H.C. Stover officiated at the service.

Relatives of the young people formed the guest group at the service and at the dinner which followed. For generations were represented when the grooms grandmother, Mrs. N.S. Buel, her daughter, Mrs. F.A. Chapman, her granddaughter, Mrs. K.V. Maguren, and great granddaughter, Rosemary Maguren, were included in the guest group.

The bride wore a lovely gown of pink flat crepe and her maid, Ruby Comstock, who was her only attendant, wore orchid crepe. Alfred Dresner served as best man.

Covers at the wedding dinner were placed for the bridal party, Mr. and Mrs. F.A. Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. P.H. Fisher, Fred, Ethel, Vernon and Jack Chapman, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Dunigan and daughters Margaret, Dorothy and Harriett, Mr. and Mrs. K.V. Mauguren [sic] and daughter Rosemary, Mrs. N.S. Buel, Mrs. Alfred Dresner, Mrs. Martha Ettner, Miss Edna Comstock and Rev. H.C. Stover.

After a wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Chapman will return to Salem to make their home of Bellevue street.

Source: Salem Daily Capital Journal, June 4, 1929.

Couple Honored On Golden Wedding

The golden wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Phillip H. Fisher was celebrated last Sunday with a reception at their home, followed by a family reunion.

Many relatives and friends were received at the Fisher home between 2 and 5 p.m. with Mrs. Dorothy Dresner and Mrs. Alfred Ambrose of Sweet Home, daughters of the Fishers, as hostesses. A third daughter, Mrs. Jess Hathaway, is with her husband in Australia.

Mr. and Mrs. Fisher were married June 22, 1902, at the Lutheran church and have been Salem residents since that time. The have six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Assisting at the reception were Mrs. L.R. Fisher, Mrs. R. Seits, Mrs. R. Orr, Mrs. J. Whitlatch, Mrs. G. Sprong, Mrs. H. Braun, Miss Beverly Seits.

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Death Takes P.H. Fisher

Phillip H. Fisher, resident of Salem since he was two years old, died Friday night at his home, 1970 Broadway, at the age of 72 years following an illness of the past eight months.

Announcement of services will be made later by the Clough-Barrick Company.

A retired plumber, he was born at Portland March 18, 1882, the son of Mary and Jocko Fisher.  He attended schools in Salem and June 22, 1902, he married Lottie Gilson here.

Survivors besides the widow are daughters, Mrs. Esther Hathaway, Australia: Mrs. Dorothy Dresner, Salem, and Mrs. Alfred Ambrose, Sweet Home: sister, Mrs. Amelia Lehman, Oakland, Calif.: brothers, Jake Fisher, Azalea, Ore., and John Fisher, Salem: six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Source:  Salem Statesman Journal, April 10, 1954.  Note:  Lottie Gilson was also known as Lottie Denny.  She was adopted by the Gilson family after the death of her mother.