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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Albert G. Walling

Funeral services for Albert G. Walling, pioneer of Oregon who died at Rockaway May 17, were held in Portland Monday afternoon with interment in the Rose City cemetery. Walling was born June 24, 1847 on the plains while his parents, George and Francis Walling were on their way to Oregon. He made his home in Portland until about ten years ago. He is survived by his widow, Mary Walling, of Rockaway; three children, Mrs. Elsa Beardon [sic], Rockaway; Mrs. France Hallinan and Walter W. Walling and one brother, George Walling of Salem; and the following grandchildren, Mrs. Altha Butler, Mrs. Genevieve Johnson, Seattle, Miss Marjorie Walling, Salem and Cecil Hallinan and Marydell Walling, of Redland.

Source: Salem Daily Capital Journal, May 21, 1928.

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.

Retired Teacher to Observe 85th Birthday Today.

Walter Johnson Came to Portland in 1862 When Only 2500 Here.

There are still many residents of Portland who remember when they called Walter Johnson “teacher.” Mr. Johnson, who will celebrate his 85th birthday today, came to Portland in 1862 from the Hawaiian islands. He was born in Australia in 1846 and accompanied his family when they started for the California gold rush, but stopped in Honolulu. He recalls his first impression of Portland as a town of 2500 persons, with only a few scattered shacks on the east bank of the river. He first resided with relatives, the Hovender family, in Marion county. He attended school at Butteville under Professor S.W. King, who later served eight years as school superintendent of Portland. Continue reading “Retired Teacher to Observe 85th Birthday Today.”

Death Summons J.C. Durant

Former Boise Civil War Veteran Dies at Home; Funeral Today

Funeral services for John C. Durant, 87, pioneer Boise Civil War veteran, will be at the McBratney funeral home at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon. He died Friday evening at his home, 641 East Jefferson street.

The Rev. C.E. Burgess will conduct the services. Burial will be in Silent Camp, Morris Hill cemetery.

For the last 17 years, until recently, Mr. Durant ran the elevator in the Boise City National Bank building and he was known to hundreds of Boiseans. Continue reading “Death Summons J.C. Durant”

Susan M. Durant, Pioneer Boisean, Succumbs Sunday

Mrs. Susan M. Durant, 79, who was born in Oregon and who lived in Boise since 1988, died early Sunday morning at her home, 641 East Jefferson street. She was the widow of J.C. Durant, who died in 1933.

Mrs. Durant was born in Yamhill county, Ore., in 1856, and came to Boise with her husband in 1888. Se [sic] was the granddaughter of J.B. Walling, Idaho pioneer and builder of the Walling ditch, now known as the Cruzen canal. Continue reading “Susan M. Durant, Pioneer Boisean, Succumbs Sunday”