Untitled (Mabel Jerman & Jesse D. Walling)

The home of Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Jerman at Zena was festive with flowers and hospitality last Sunday afternoon, May 7, in honor of the wedding of their daughter, Miss Mabel Jerman, and Jesse D. Walling. The motif of the decoration of the large living room was the purity of white lilac and narcisus [sic] blossoms. A bower of a large window was interwoven with the same, toned with the green of ivy, and to the strain of Lang’s Flower Girl, the contracting parties took their stand under its retreat, where the ceremony was perofrmed [sic] by Rev. W.T. Scott, the past of the Presbyterian church at Zena. The bride was gowned in simple white of embroidery and carried a bouquet of white lilac and asparagus fern, which was caught later by Miss Gertrude Walling, a lucky contestant.

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Simplicity marked the wedding of Miss Mabel Jerman to Mr. Jesse Walling, solemnized Sunday, May seventh, by the Reverend W.T. Scott at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Jerman of Zena.  In a bower arranged of narcissus, laurel blossoms and ivy, the marriage service was read, the bride very pretty in her dainty wedding gown.  Following congratulations the guests were served a dinner, the table beautiful with flowers and room bright with lilac blossoms. The young couple are enjoying a visit in Portland and will be at home to their friends upon their return to this vicinity of Zena.

The wedding guests included relatives of the bride and groom and the following friends: Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Davis, Reverend and Mrs. W.T. Scott, the Misses Eva, Ethel and Gertrude Walling, and Lucy Higgins, Mr. Claude Toner, of Corvallis, and Master Harold Walling.

Source:  Salem Capitol Journal, May 13, 1911. 

Crash Injuries Fatal For Youth

Injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Newberg Christmas eve were blamed for the death of Ellis Walling, 23, son of a prominent Polk county family, at a local hospital yesterday morning.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Jerman, Tigard; brother, Jesse Walling, jr., of Donald; aunts, Mrs. James Mott of Salem, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart of Oswego, Mrs. Eva Purving [sic] of Amity, Mrs. C. Helms of Portland, and uncles, Harold Walling and Harlan Jerman of Portland and Floyd Jerman of San Pedro, Calif.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, January 25, 1940.


A wedding of simplicity and charm was that of Miss Mabel Jerman and Jesse Walling, which took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Jerman, in Salem Sunday afternoon at half past two o’clock. The house was fragrant with Spring blossoms, among which lilacs rather predominated. The bridal party stood beneath a bower of the white blossoms of narcissus and lilac, combined with ivy, where Rev. W.T. Scott performed the ceremony. The bride wore a white gown of embroidery and carried white lilacs and fern.

Immediately after the service a luncheon was served in the adjoining rooms, where lavender lilacs added to the atmosphere of Spring. Here at the delightfully informal repast reminiscences revealed that Mr. Walling had just been married in the house where he was born, the place being on an old donation claim of his father, J.D. Walling, who now resides near Lincoln, Or. The bride’s bouquet was caught by Miss Gertrude Walling, a student at Oregon Agricultural College, and following a liberal shower of rice and old shoes Mr. and Mrs. Walling left Salem on the evening train for Portland, where they are passing their honeymoon.

The guests at the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Misses Eva Walling, Gertrude Walling, Harold Walling, Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Davis, Rev. and Mrs. W.T. Scott and Miss Lucy T. Higgins, who played the wedding march.

Source: Portland Oregonian, May 14, 1911)