Short News Items from 1891

Chas. Flynn and D.D. Rorick took in the capital sights Tuesday evening. (Hand County Press, January 22, 1891)

Mrs. S.H. Rorick and daughter Miss Caddie returned from the Hills last week. They will remain in Miller. (Hand County Press, January 22, 1891)

Mrs. E.A. Walling of Sunnyside, and her daughter, Mrs. Walter Johnson, of East Portland, who have been the guests of Mrs. S.S. Gimble the past week, returned home last Tuesday morning. (Salem Capital Journal, January 28, 1891)

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Mrs. Anna Hart Dies Saturday

Mrs. Anna E. Hart, 86 years of age, passed away at 10:50 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.I. Johnson at 49 Dennison street. She had been ill for the past eleven weeks.

Mrs. Hart was born on August 14, 1859 in Independence township, the daughter of Charles and Susan Sutton Beardsley [sic]. She attended the schools at Mahopac and Armada and on December 24, 1879, she was united in marriage to William Hart in Clinton County. Mr. Hart preceded her in death many years ago.

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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.

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 Groover 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)