R.W. Millard, Retired Bee Executive, Dies

Ralph W. (Duke) Millard, 67, retired business manager of The Fresno Bee, died today in a local hospital. It is believed his death was due to a heart attack. An autopsy has been ordered.

Millard, who retired from The Bee in 1959, had been living in Cayucos, San Luis Obispo County.

He entered the hospital last night and died at 7:30 o’clock this morning.

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Herndon Resident, Mrs. Walling, 86, Succumbs Thursday

Mrs. Malinda Walling, 86, of Herndon, died Thursday night at her home following a short illness. She was the widow of the late Albert E. Walling, a Fresno district rancher. Born in Illinois she had lived in California forty years and in the Fresno district for the past twenty-eight years.

Surviving Mrs. Walling are two sons, John C. Walling and Jesse N. Walling, both of Fowler, a brother, James Reynolds, of Illinois; a sister, Mrs. Wilbur Jarvis of Missouri; four granddaughters, Mrs. Ralph Millard, Mrs. J.P. Stanton and Miss Margaret Walling, all of Fresno, and Mrs. Paul Beck of Los Angeles; and three grandsons, Curtis Walling of San Diego, Nelson Walling of Fowler and Frank Tyrrell of Honolulu.

Funeral rites were conducted Saturday morning at 9 o’clock in the Stephens and Bean chapel in Fresno. Mrs. Harry Sarkisian was the soloist. Interment followed in Mount View Cemetery.

Source: Fowler Ensign, August 24, 1939.

Walling Son Is Born

A son, who has been named John Curtis Walling, was born January 22nd in San Diego to Mr. and Mrs. Curtis R. Walling of that city.  Walling is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Walling of Fowler and a brother of Mrs. Ralph W. Millard of this city.  Mrs. Walling is the former Helen MacPherson of San Diego.

Source:  Fresno Bee Republican, February 11, 1938.

Former Madera Woman Is Buried

Mrs. Malinda E. Walling Dies Near Fresno

Funeral services for Mrs. Malinda E. Walling, 86, formerly of Madera, were conducted in Fresno Saturday morning. Mrs. Walling died near Fresno Friday.

She leaves four sons, John C. and Jesse Walling, John C. and James Reynolds of Illinois; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Jarvis of Missouri; four granddaughters, Mrs. Ralph Millard and Mrs. J.P. Stanton, Miss Margaret Walling of Fresno and Mrs. Paul Beck of Los Angeles, and three grandsons, Curtis Walling of San Diego, Nelson Walling of Fowler and Frank Tyrrell of Honolulu.

Mrs. Walling was a native of Illinois.

Source: Madera Tribune, August 21, 1939.

Remember When?

This is one of the old stages [pictured in original] which was operated in 1920 between Fresno and Kingsburg by John C. Walling and C.H. Alexander.  It carried 12 passengers and had side curtains which were pulled down during inclement weather.  Walling and his father, A.E. Walling, pioneered the first motorized stage lien between Fresno and Madera. Mrs. Jessie W. Millard of 3036 East Pine Avenue, a daughter of Walling, said her father drove the stage to Fresno and her grandfather made the trip back to Madera, rotating their trips through the week.  The Wallings, after moving here from Madera, formed a partnership with Alexander in the stage line operation, serving all principal cities between Merced and Bakersfield.  The stage line was sold in 1924 to the California Transit Company which was later taken over by the Pacific Greyhound Lines. Walling also operated a ranch in the Fowler district and at one time owned the Lakeshore resort at Huntington Lake.  He died in 1961.

Source: Fresno Bee-Republican, June 2, 1963.

Jessie Williston, Ralph W. Millard Marry in Oregon

Mrs. Jessie Walling Williston and Ralph W. Millard were married Saturday in Medford, Ore. The couple plan to spend part of their honeymoon in Seattle and touring Oregon and Washington. They will return to Fresno in two weeks to establish their home.

Mrs. Millard, a popular member of the younger social set, is a graduate of the Fresno High School and the Fresno State College where she is affiliated with the Alpha Theta Sorority. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Walling of Fowler. Her father is owner of the Lakeshore Hotel at Huntington Lake. She is the sister of Mrs. Percy Statton of Reedley and Curtis R. Walling, instructor in the San Diego State College. She is the niece of Ernest, Jesse and George R. Walling.

Millard has been advertising manager of the Fresno Bee for more than six years. He formerly was advertising manager of papers in Long Beach and Phoenix, Ariz., and for a time was with the Los Angeles Examiner.

Mrs. and Mrs. Millard will establish their home at 328 Yosemite Avenue.

Source:  The Fresno Bee-Republican, July 30, 1934.