Lincoln—One of Lincoln’s landmarks, the old J.D. Walling home, was the scene of the annual gathering of the Walling clan. Group singing and conversation occupied the afternoon, after a picnic dinner of the lawn. James Smart, Sr., soloist, sang a group of numbers accompanied by Mrs. James Smart, Jr.
The president, David Newsom of Portland, presided at the meeting. Mrs. Eva Purvine, daughter of Mrs. J.D. Walling, is secretary.
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Kenneth Gunton is slowly improving at his home following four weeks in Nesbitt Memorial Hospital where he submitted to an operation. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 21, 1950)
Miss Mary Eveland, student nurse at Memorial Hospital, Easton, was a recent weekend guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Eveland. (Easton Star-Democrat, January 25, 1950)
Maj. Thomas Eveland, Washington, D.C., spent the weekend with his family here. (Easton Star-Gazette, January 27, 1950)
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Lincoln—Jean Walling, three years old, daughter of the Lester Wallings at Lincoln, was complimented with a birthday party for which her mother was hostess. Included on the guest list were Jean Walling, Linda Lee Dye, Judy Meissner, Linda and Gary Upham, Ronald Dodge, Marion, Gary and Sharol [sic] Walling, Mike Camillo, Norma and Verna Miller. (Salem Capital Journal, March 31, 1948)
Ace Harris visited the Wayne Woodwards and Bill Harris families yesterday. He was accompanied by his father and uncle. (Salem Statesman Journal, August 8, 1948)
Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand and son, who have been at Bend, will return here Friday to be with Mrs. Whisenand’s mother, Mrs. James W. Mott, over the week-end and Sunday evening will leave for Washington, D.C. to be gone for the winter. Mr. Whisenand is studying at the George Washington university medical school. (Salem Capital Journal, August 31, 1948)
[Ulster:] Leon Sutton and family have moved from Sayre to the Stack house on Smithfield street. (Sayre Evening Times, January 10, 1944)
John P. Rorick and daughter Mrs. Prosser Watts returned yesterday from West Point where they were guests for a week of Capt. and Mrs. Alan G. Rorick. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 11, 1944)
Celesta Walling, who has been attending school at Monmouth this winter was here for the week end to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Walling. (Corvallis Gazette-Times, February 24, 1944)
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James Gilkey, junior at Oregon State College, is spending two weeks vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gilkey. (Salem Statesman Journal, January 2, 1942)
Dr. and Mrs. H.W. Lundahl will leave tonight for Chicago where Dr. Lundahl will attend the meetings of the Chicago Dental Society at the Palmer House next week, and Mrs. Lundahl will visit her brother-in-law and sister Mr. and Mrs. Prosser Watts and family at Glenellyn, Ill. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 21, 1942)
Mrs. Jay MacArthur, Jr., spent last week visiting her husband and his parents. (Queen City Mail, April 9, 1942)
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Mr. and Mrs. Remmel Blankenbush and son, of New Jersey, spent the week end with Mrs. Minnie Bellas [sic]. (Wilkes-Barre Record, January 9, 1937)
Rv. James D. Bryden of South Walnut Street has returned from Green Cove Springs, Fla., where he spent a month with his son, Rev. Lewis B. Bryden and family. (Wilkes-Barre Record, March 6, 1937
Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Loosley have returned to Fort Klamath after spending the winter months visiting their son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Zbinden, near Klamath Falls. (Klamath Falls Evening Herald, April 9, 1937)
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Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick of Toledo, who are spending the season at the Everglades Club, entertain there frequently, and on Thursday evening at the regular dinner dance, asked a number of their friends to join them. (Palm Beach Post, February 10, 1929)
Ceilan Rorick had enjoyed a dip in the pool and was joined by Thomas Kenny and Horton C. Rorick. Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick had for dinner guests at the Everglades Sunday evening: Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. Ceilan Rorick, Mr. and Mrs. G. Bryan Pitts, Richard McAllister and John Raskob. (Palm Beach Post, March 19, 1929)
Mr. and Mrs. Horton C. Rorick were on the beach with Miss Mary Kenny, who left them early to join the happy swimming group which included William Kenny, Thomas Kenny and John J. Raskob. (Palm Beach Post, March 26, 1929)
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“A home should be a haven for those who live in it.
“A home should be a place of beauty and charm—with a feeling of peace, security and serenity; with an atmosphere of warmth, graciousness and hospitality.”
Those expressions indeed represent the philosophy of Mrs. James W. Mott, who is leaving her home after 35 years of planning, building and living in it.
She has sold her country home, a Polk County show place at Zena, to Mr. and Mrs. Jock Brydon, former Salem residents who are returning here after living in California. The new owners take possession this weekend.
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At ceremonies held at Swan Island shipyard in Portland this morning at 11:30 o’clock Mrs. James W. Mott, wife of Congressman Mott, acted as sponsor at the launching of the U.S.S. Glenn’s Ferry. Mrs. Mott was attended by her daughters, Mrs. John L. Sullivan and Mrs. Benjamin Murry Whisenand, who served as the matrons of honor, and little Miss Beverly Mott was the flower attendant.
Mrs. Mott wore a handsome black afternoon dress trimmed with white chiffon embroidery and a small black hat.
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AMITY—Miss Marjorie Walling, who is visiting her mother, Mrs. Eva Purvine, on Nursery street, spent the weekend in Portland. Miss Walling recently enlisted with the WAVES as an apprentice seaman and will leave about December 15 for Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she will take up radio work. For some time she has been manager of Bill’s Beauty shop in Hollywood, Portland, and was an officer of the mayor’s emergency corps of that city.
Miss Walling is a graduate of Salem high school and later attended business school in Salem. She is a granddaughter of the late Jesse D. Walling of Spring Valley, Oregon pioneer, and a niece of Congressman James W. Mott.
Source: Salem Statesman Journal, December 6, 1942.