Former Maderan To Wed On July 11th

Fresno Woman To Be Bride Of Justice Walling

Mrs. Mattie E. Johnson of Fresno and Ernest Walling of Fresno, formerly of Madera, will be united in marriage Sunday, July 11th, at the First Congregational church in Fresno, it was recently announced.

Mr. Walling, justice appointee of the third township justice court of Fresno, lived in Madera for several years.  Ernest Walling is the brother of Jesse Walling he is the brother of Jesse Walling [sic] and John Walling of Fowler and George Walling of Fresno and Huntington Lake.

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Maurice Groover Family of Four Found Dead

Autopsy Places Cause Due to Suffocation July 18

Burial services for the Maurice Groover family, found dead Monday in a cabin near Atlanta where they were vacationing, will be held Friday afternoon at two o’clock.

The bodies of Maurice Groover, 49, his wife, Josephine, 46, and nine year old twins Carl A. and Paul E. were returned to Oxford Monday after conservation agents found the four early Monday.

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Ortonville Man Wed In Pontiac

Before a banked arrangement of mums in light fall shades at the home of Mrs. Charles Brooks of So. Paddock St., Pontiac, Josephine Johnson and Maurice Grover of Oakwood were united in marriage. Immediate families of the couple witnessed the ceremony performed by the Rev. Ralph Claggett of the First Congregational church Saturday at 8 p.m.

Given in marriage by her father, Frank S. Johnson of West Huron St., the bride was wearing a street length white wool dress with a corsage of Johanna Hill roses and bouvardia. Her only jewelry was a double strand of pearls.

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Walling Acres Were Mecca For the Trail-Weary

Immigrant trains, after the hot, dusty trek across the desert, pitched camp there. Indians liked the spot, too, and there dried the apples the pioneers would give them.

It was the home of the late Jerome B. Walling, pioneer nurseryman, and was built in 1867 from stone cut by Robert B. Wilson, Boise’s first stone-cutter and prune drier whose old home was reviewed in The Statesman Sept. 22.

Situated about one-half mile southeast of the penitentiary, the Walling residence and property, about 80 acres, were bought by the state about 1912 and converted to use as the prison farm. The family of Paris O’Neil, deputy warden, resides there now.

The stone north-south section of the home looks much as it did 74 years ago; it consisted of a large living room, two bedrooms and the kitchen. At right angles to this part a frame addition was made, but even that some 40 years ago.

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Business & Professional Notices from the 1940s

Cecil Hallinan, Clackamas Distributing company, Oregon City, wholesaler’s beer and wholesaler’s wine licenses suspended 10 days for financial assistance to retailers. (Salem Statesman Journal, April 19, 1940)

The Waldport theater will reopen Friday evening. Operator of the theater will be S.D. Walling of the Walling circuit in valley cities. (Eugene Guard, March 30 1941)

S.D. Walling has torn off the old porch on the front of the Victory theater and built an addition in place of the porch. (Eugene Guard, September 4, 1944)

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Short News Items from 1914

J.J. Walling of Nampa was in the County Seat the first of the week attending a water users’ meeting. (Caldwell Tribune, February 20, 1914)

Zelora Armstrong was a passenger to Omaha last Wednesday where he will enter a school of auto engineering. He expects to spend about eight weeks on the course. (Kossuth County Advance, April 15, 1914)

Mr. Zelora Armstrong is spending this week with his parents here, enjoying a brief vacation from his school duties in Omaha where he is attending a college on auto-engineering. After completing the course Mr. Armstrong expects to enter the employment of the Manhattan Oil Co., and take charge of an important filling station in Omaha under the management of Mr. C.J. Dutton, formerly of this village. (Kossuth County Advance, May 27, 1914)

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Death Notices from the 1910s

The funeral of Joseph Casterlin was held at his late home at Orange on Monday, Feb. 3. Interment at Eaton Cemetery. (Wilkes-Barre Record, February 12, 1913)

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Rorick and Miss Grace Hoover drove to Fayette yesterday afternoon to attend the funeral of Mr. Perley Cawley, they were accompanied by Mrs. F.E. Kenyon. (Fulton County Tribune, June 25, 1915)

JOHNSON—At the family residence, 511 East Ash., November 30, Stella Walling Johnson, wife of Walter Johnson, mother of Eva and Elva Johnson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jesse D. Walling. Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 4, at 2 P.M., from the conservatory chapel of F.S. Dunning, Inc., 414 East Alder. Friends invited. (Portland Oregonian, December 3, 1919)

Walling Rites Held Here

Funeral services were to be held Friday afternoon for Sidney D. Walling of Eugene, who died Tuesday.

Mr. Walling, 74, was born in Boise, Idaho, Oct. 16, 1886. He operated a traveling motion picture circuit in Idaho until 1939, when he came to Oregon with the circuit, operating in several Emerald Empire towns, including Marcola and Brownsville. He retired in 1948.

At the time of his death, he lived at 633 W. 8th Ave., Eugene, and was operating an apartment house.

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Sidney D. Walling

WALLING—Sidney D. of 633 West 8th Avenue, passed away Tuesday, October 18, 1960, was born October 16, 1888, in Boise, Idaho.  He lived in Idaho until 1939, coming to Oregon, having a traveling theater circuit from 1939 to 1948 when he retired.  He was operating an apartment house at the time of his passing.  He married Nettie F. Ingram, December 28, 1908 in Portland, Ore. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Ann May Johnson of Creswell; 3 sons: Stewart of Eugene, Francis of Marcola, David of Eugene; 8 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; following brothers and sisters: Raymond of Fullerton, California, Ted of Los Angeles, Arva [sic] Day of Fullerton, California, and Stella Hauser of Portland; many other near relatives.  Funeral services will be held Friday, October 21, 1960 at 1:30 p.m. in England Funeral Home, Pearl at 18th.  Reverend Norman Few officiating.  Interment in Lane Memorial.

Source:  Eugene Guard, October 20, 1960.

Wallings Reach Golden Wedding Day

Mr. and Mrs. Sidney D. Walling will hold open house Sunday, Oct. 12th, at their home, 633 W. 8th Ave., in observance of their golden wedding anniversary. Friends are invited to call between 2 and 5 p.m.

Nettie (Ingram) Walling was born and raised in Richhill, Mo., and Sidney Walling in Boise, Idaho. They were married in Portland, Ore., in 1908, moved to Idaho and homesteaded a ranch. Mr. Walling later was a trucker and dairyman.

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