Mrs. James W. Mott

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.

James W. Mott

James W. Mott, candidate for the republican nomination for congress, is one of the outstanding figures in the public life of Oregon—a man with an established record of constructive leadership and accomplishment.

As Corporation Commissioner

As present Corporation Commissioner in the administration of Governor Meier, Mr. Mott has during the past twelve months performed the herculean job of ridding the state of financial racketeering. He has to date convicted every financial outlaw he has prosecuted, has restored the building and loan business of the state to a sound condition and has saved millions of dollars to the investors of Oregon.

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Daughter Born to Whisenands

A daughter was born Monday evening, December 6, to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Whisenand at Emanuel hospital, Portland.

The baby is the second child in the family, a son, James Mott Whisenand, being nearly two years old. Mrs. James W. Mott of Salem is grandmother of the baby, Mrs. Whisenand being the former Dorothy Mott, and other grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand of Bend, Ore. Mrs. J.D. Walling of Lincoln community is a great grandmother.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, December 7, 1948.

Congressman’s Daughter To Wed

Pretty, brunette Dorothy May Mott is on the romantic beam here at the capital. Congressman and Mrs. James Mott have announced her engagement to Benjamin Murray Whisenand, son of Mr. and Mrs. BenJamin [sic] Whisenand of Bend. The benedict-elect is enrolled in the Navy V-12 program is attending Willamette University.

Source: Nyssa Gate Journal, March 16, 1944.

Rep. Mott Dies In Washington

Washington, Nov. 13 (AP)—Rep. James W. Mott (R., Ore.) a member of congress since 1933, died yesterday of a heart attack on his 62nd birthday.

He had been in Bethesda, Md., naval hospital three weeks and on Thursday underwent an operation for relief of an intestinal obstruction.

The house political lineup is now 241 democrats, 188 republicans, two members of other parties and four vacancies.

Mott’s active career in the legal profession and politics began in 1917 with his graduation from the Willamette law school and his admission to the bar. He immediately opened a law office in Astoria, closed it a year later to enter the U.S. Navy, returned in 1919, was city attorney 1920-22 and then served three terms, 1922-24-26, as state representative.

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Miss Mott Crowned Queen of Regatta

Astoria, Ore., Aug. 31 (AP)—Frances Ann Mott, daughter of Rep. James W. Mott (R.-Ore.), was crowned queen of the 24th Astoria regatta last night.

The regatta was in full swing today. Events were highlighted by dedication of the Tongue Point naval air base, start of construction on the project and the opening of a three-day schedule of sail, speedboat and fish boat races.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, August 31, 1939.

Stewart-Walling Marriage Revealed

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Miss Gertrude Walling, and Curtis Stewart of Portland. The ceremony was solemnized June 5 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Hallock in Tacoma, Wash. The Hallocks are cousins of the bride. Members of the two families and a few close friends witnessed the simple but impressive ceremony.

Mrs. Stewart is a graduate of Oregon State college where she was affiliated with Alpha Chi Omega sorority and for several years has been a member of the Washington high school faculty in Portland. She is a sister of Mrs. James Mott, wife of Congressman Mott.

Mr. Stewart is in business in Portland. The couple will reside at Lake Oswego upon their return from a wedding trip to Canadian points.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, June 10, 1937.

Dorothy Mott & Benjamin Whisenand

Stellar wedding of the autumn season for capital society will be solemnized at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the country place of Congressman and Mrs. James W. Mott when their second daughter, Miss Dorothy Mott, becomes the bride of Ensign Benjamin Murry Whisenand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Whisenand of Bend. Rev. George H. Swift, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, will read the ceremony in the presence of the two families and an assemblage of distinguished guests.

The couple will exchange their vows before a large window looking out into the lovely sloping gardens. White chrysanthemums, ivy and cathedral tapers will grace the improvised altar.

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Miss Beverly Mott is Bride of Gary Jones at Church Rites

White with an accent of red were the colors chosen by Miss Beverly James Mott for her beautiful early autumn wedding Tuesday night when she became the bride of Gary Marl Jones. The Gothic sanctuary of the First Methodist Church was the setting for the 8 o’clock nuptials performed by Dr. Brooks Moore. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. James W. Mott and the late Congressman Mott and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gail H. Jones.

The altar was banked with bouquets of red and white gladioluses and dahlias. Lighting the candles were Miss Claudia and Miss Clarice Waters, who wore white net frocks. Verne Esch was the soloist and Alice Rose Jones was the organist.

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