Wedding News from the 1910s

In compliment to Miss Merle Wood cashier of the Wesley Co., who is to marry Charles Alverson, an attaché of the Wesley Co., the lady associate workers of Miss Wood Monday evening gave her a shower in the rooms of Olive Mueller and Kathryn Miller at the home of Mrs. Traverse. There was a pleasant time socially with refreshments. Miss Wood was presented with a half dozen solid silver teaspoons by her co-workers. (Adrian Daily Telegram, January 18, 1910)

Wayland: Mr. and Mrs. Amos Mauchmar returned Sunday night from their wedding trip. (Otsego Union, January 20, 1910)

The Fraternal Brotherhood Tuesday night gave Ersel Walling and his bride a reception, supper and dance. All had an enjoyable time. (Lompoc Record, September 30, 1910)

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Untitled (Dilla Walling Grubbs)

GRUBBS—At the family home, Selba, California, Saturday, December 5, 1903, at 4 o’clock p.m., Dill [sic] Loraine Walling-Grubb [sic], aged 42 years, 7 months and 25 days, while undergoing a surgical operation.

Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, of Zena, Polk county, and was born April 12, 1861. She was a member of the Methodist church and a devoted Christian. In 1886 she was united in marriage to L.B. Grubbs, formerly of Polk county. Besides a bereaved husband she leaves one son, Harold. She was a sister of Mrs. S.S. Gimble, of this city; Mrs. O.S. Pomeroy, of Woodburn; Mrs. F.W. Peaslee, of Zena; John, Jesse and Grant Walling of Lincoln, Polk county; B.F. Walling of Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Olive Morris, Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Stella Johnson, Mrs. Pheba [sic] McGrew, Jennie Glandon, of Portland, and Mrs. W.M. Toner, of Yaquina, Oregon. She has a host of friends who will mourn her demise very deeply.

Source: Oregon Statesman, December 11, 1903.

Short News Items from 1902

The crack shots of the vicinity contested for honors and an oyster supper in a shooting match, blue rock pigeons being used as targets. Frank Boehringer and Lorin Walling were the captains. Loyd Hunt carried off the honors with a score of five birds out of six shots. The winning side and their partners were feasted to oysters in Lincoln warehouse. A pleasant evening was spent in games, but the oysters gave out and Mr. Boehringer and Mr. Duncan have not been heard from since. (Polk County Itemizer, January 17, 1902)

D.A. Baxter, principal of the public schools at Meridian, is in the city to attend the county teachers’ meeting. (Idaho Statesman, February 9, 1902)

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Business & Professional Notices from 1883

J.W. Linderman arrived home Sunday evening, for a few days visit. He reports the hotel at Seney, of the building of which he has had charge, approaching completion, and thinks the carpentry work will be finished about the first of next month. The hotel is considerable of a house, the main building being 55×25 feet, two stories high, with an L 25×32 feet, the same height, with two one story additions in the rear, one 17×32 feet, and the other 9×11½ feet. About the first of February he will his take his force of men to McMillan station to put up a hotel there, somewhat larger than the one at Seney. It is to be two stories, with mansard roof, and of a very neat design. (Cheboygan Northern Tribune, January 27, 1883)

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Referee’s Sale of Real Property

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT by virtue of a commission duly issued out of the circuit court of the state of Oregon for the county of Polk, and to me directed on the 15th day of January, 1900, upon a decree and order duly rendered and entered of a record by said court on the 5th day of January, 1900, in a certain suit therein pending, wherein Amy M. Gimble and S.S. Gimble are plaintiffs, and Olive Morris, Stella Johnson and Walter Johnson, her husband, Anna E. Frakes, Jesse B. [sic] and Cora Walling, his wife, Florence Toner and William M. Toner, her husband, Alice M. Pomeroy and O.S. Pomeroy, her husband, Grant Walling and Nellie Walling, his wife, Jennie L. Glandon, E.C. Keyt and J.N. Skaife are defendants, directing a sale of real property sought to be partitioned in said suite and hereinafter described, and appointing me referee to sell the same and report such sale, and to carry out the object of such decree according to law, I will, on

Wednesday, the 7th day of March,

1900, at the our of 11 o’clock in the forenoon, at the court house door in Dallas, Polk county, Oregon, sell at public auction to the highest bidder all the right, title, interest and estate of the plaintiffs and defendants in and to the following described premises, situated in the county of Polk and state of Oregon, to-wit: The east one-half (½) of the donation land claim of Jesse D. Walling and Eliza Ann Walling, his wife, being notification No. 247, claim No. 52, in section 31, township 6 south, range 3 west of Willamette meridian; clam No. 48 in sections 35 and 36, township 6 south, range 3 west of Willamette meridian, and claim No. 58 in sections 1 and 2, township 7 south, range 4 west of the Willamette meridian, and containing 322 71 acres. Also a part of said donation claim of Jesse D. Walling and wife, aforesaid, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point on the north line of said donation land claim 78.17 chains west from the northeast corner of said claim; thence south 74½ degrees west, 38.67 chains along the north line of said claim; then south, 15 degrees, 22.64 chains; thence north, 74½ degrees east, 17 chains; thence north, 15 degrees west, 7 chains; thence north, 74 1-2 degrees east, 21.66 chains; and thence north, 15 degrees west, 15.25 chains to the place of beginning, containing 71.51 acres, more or less.

The said sale will be made subject to the approval and confirmation of said court upon the following terms, to-wit: Ten percent of the purchase price to be paid by the purchaser to the undersigned referees at the time of sale, and the balance thereof to be paid upon the confirmation of such sale by the court and delivery of the referee’s deed.

Dated this 29th day of January, A.D, 1900.

JAS. R. SHEPARD
Referee

Source: Polk County Itemizer, February 9, 1900.

Some Short Wedding Notices

In Shasta, February 19th, Mr. J.R. Kemble to Miss Margaret J. Reynolds.   (Marysville Daily Appeal, March 10, 1868)

Mr. and Mrs. David Rorick, Jr., Oceanside, announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah, to Ens. Franklin Allen Leib, USN, son of Mrs. Carl Morton, San Miguel Allende, Mexico, and the late Samuel Franklin Leib. Miss Rorick is a graduate of the Santa Catalina School for Girls and of Stanford University. The wedding will take place in August. (San Diego Union, July 2, 1967)

Word received here has it that two young people of this community were recently married at Vancouver, they are Miss Lepha Walling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Walling and Joseph Loop, who is a son of Mrs. Loop of this city and who is an overseas veteran of the world war.  (Salem Capital Journal, August 31, 1920)

LOOSLEY-ANDERSON—At the residence of Captain O.C. Applegate at Klamath Agency, May 2d, 1880; by Rev. L.N. Nickerson, George Loosley to Miss Emma T. Anderson  (Oregon Sentinel, May 12, 1880)

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Dilla Lorain Grubbs

GRUBBS.—At Selba, Cal., December 5, 1903, at 4 p.m., Mrs. Dilla Lorain Grubbs, while undergoing a surgical operation.

Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, of Polk county. She was born April 12, 1861, and in 1886 became the wife of L.G. Grubbs, with whom she lived until she passed away. Deceased was a member of the M.E. church, and a devoted Christian. Besides the bereaved husband and only son, Harold, she leaves to mourn here a large family of brothers and sisters. They are: Mrs. S.S. Gimble of Salem; Mrs. O.S. Pomeroy, Woodburn; Mrs. F.W. Peaslee, Zena; John, Jesse and Grant Walling, Lincoln, Polk county; B.F. Walling, Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Stella Johnson, Mrs. Pheba [sic] McGrew and Mrs. Jennie Glendon [sic], Portland, and Mrs. W.N. [sic] Toner, Yaquina. A host of devoted friends in Marion and Polk counties will grieve to hear of the lady’s sad death.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, December 9, 1903.

Is Love Blind?

A Polk County Case that Goes to Prove the Old Chestnut—A Bride Who Cannot See.

There lives at Zena, in Polk county, a cranky individual of the male persuasion by the name of S.S. Gimble. He is postmaster of that place, which makes the assertion that is a mail doubly conclusive, as the reader will no doubt admit. This man Gimble also is a shoemaker, and his whole sole has ever gone out to and yearned for the gentle sex, but he didn’t seem to take very well with the feminine portion of the community, and he could not find a Peggy who was willing to be his awl, to whom he could cling to the last. His affections were not contagious, like the measles. He was no doubt too anxious.

But there is an old chestnut that “every Jack will find his Jill,” or words to that effect, and also that “love is blind,” which chestnuts are proven by the case which brings about this item.

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