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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L.B. Denny, 77, native of Polk county, died August 11. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A. Ross of Lobster Valley, Mrs. Mary Fisher of Salem, and Mrs. Mary Whitlock [sic] of Roberts, Idaho. Funeral services are to be held at the Terwilliger Funeral Home today at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Bethel.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, August 14, 1928.

Mrs. Rohena Ross Dies In Lebanon Hospital

LEBANON, Jan. 27—Mrs. Rohena Ross, 75, died yesterday at the Lebanon Community hospital.

Born at Amity on July 31, 1883, Mrs. Ross had spent her entire life in Oregon, having resided at Willamina and Alsea before coming to Lebanon.

Mrs. Ross is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Roxanna Seits of Lacomb; sons, John Stuart, Cottage Grove; Walter Stuart and Dan Ross, Lebanon; Donald and Alexander Ross, Great Falls, Mont; sisters, Mrs. Lottie Fisher, Salem; Mrs. Dorothy West, Cottage Grove; and Mrs. Mary Whitlatch, Marion; and 13 grandchildren.

Funeral services are being arranged by the Howe-Huston chapel, Lebanon, for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Mountain Dell Grange hall at Lobster Valley. Burial will be at Lone Fir cemetery at Lobster.

Source: Albany Democrat-Herald, January 27, 1949.

Short News Items from 1947

Mrs. Jay MacArthur, Jr., returned home last week after spending two weeks with her folks in Miller, S. Dak. Her sister, Mrs. Dean Huisman, of Miller, returned with her for a few day’s visit.  (Queen City Mail, January 30, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. George Walling and Marion of Baltimore are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Walling. He plans to return on a Victory ship early next year as junior engineer, while Mrs. Walling and Marion will remain with his parents. (Salem Statesman Journal, November 28, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Walling are hosts for the annual Thanksgiving family dinner. The guest list included Mr. and Mrs. George Walling and Marion; Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Upham, Linda and Gary; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Camillo and Mike; Mrs. Ira Fisher and Inez, Iris, Donald and Edward; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith and Julie and Dick, John Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walling. (Salem Statesman Journal, November 28, 1947)

Shower Honors Miss Walling

LINCOLN—Miss Dorothy Walling was honored with a bridal shower at the home of Mrs. R.J. Meissner at Lincoln. Co-hostesses for the affair were Mesdames H.W. Ashford, Clifford Walling, Robert F. Yungen, Joe Camillo, Chris Baal, Marvin Cherry and Lois Crawford.

Refreshments were served to the guest of honor, her sisters, Mrs. Thelma Fisher and Mrs. Richard Smith, and Mrs. Clarence F. Merrick, Mrs. Eva Purvine, Mrs. Roy W. Hammer, Mrs. Blanche Walling, Mrs. Bert Teats, Mrs. Rose Waykins, Mrs. John Cox, Mrs. W.D. Kyle, Mrs. Edward Shlegel [sic], Mrs. Jeff Williams, Mrs. Darrell Johnson, Mrs. Lester Walling and Jean and Sally, Mrs. Avalt Miller and Norma and Verna, Genevieve Ashford, Mrs. Henry J. Neiger, and Judy Meissner.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, October 24, 1952.

Mrs. Walling Ill, Family Visits Her

LINCOLN—Mrs. Tracy Walling has been confined to her bed by illness for several weeks.  Sunday her three older children and families were guests here at the Walling home, including Pvt. John Walling and his wife of Seattle, where Pvt. Walling is in the 26th ordnance company; Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Upham (Juanita Walling) and Linda Chere and Gary of Portland, and Mr. and Mrs. George Walling of Salem.

Additional guests were Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Wallings’ son-in-law, Sgt. Joseph D. Camillo of Mississippi, and Mrs. Walling’s sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walling of Salem, and Ronald Fisher.

Source:  Salem Statesman Journal, January 15, 1944.

Mrs. Ethel Walling

Lincoln—Mrs. Ethel Walling, Oregon resident for 64 years and a member of the Friends church of south Salem since her girlhood, died Friday, April 18, at Salem General hospital. Born June 20, 1885 in Redwood Falls, Minn., she came to Oregon with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.G. Dove in 1888. The family first moved to Salem, later to Sublimity and eventually made their home at Liberty, south of Salem. Ethel Dove was united in marriage to Tracy Walling, Nov. 28, 1905 and resided at their Lincoln farm home until the time of her death. Mrs. Walling has been an invalid and confined to her home for many years. Surviving her are her husband, Tracy Walling; six children, John, Mrs. Juanita Upham and Mrs. Marion Smith, all of Portland; Mrs. Thelma Fisher, Salem and Miss Dorothy Walling and Mrs. Genevieve Camillo, Lincoln. The oldest son, George, passed away four years ago. Thirteen grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 21 in the Clough-Barrick Chapel, with Rev. Dudley Strain officiating. Interment was in Belcrest Memorial park.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, April 23, 1952.