Susan Whisenand & Louis L. Kurtz

News comes of the approaching marriage of Miss Susan Whisenand of Martinez, Calif., to Louis L. Kurtz, of Short Hills, N.J. The wedding will be Friday in Denver, Colo. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand (Dorothy Mott) of Martinez, and is the granddaughter of Mrs. James W. Mott of Salem and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand of Bend . . . . Mr. Kurtz is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Kurtz of Short Hills . . . . Miss Whisenand is a junior at Loretto Heights College in Denver, and Mr. Kurtz is a junior at Regis College in Denver . . . .

Source: Salem Capital Journal, September 19, 1968.


Walling Family Has Reunion Sunday

The 22nd annual reunion was held at the J.D. Walling grove at Walling [sic] Sunday. Following the dinner the afternoon hours were spent informally.

Present were Mrs. James Mott, Dorothy and Beverly Mott, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Walling, Ellis Walling, Celia Walling, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Chapman, Virginia and Bobby Chapman.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walling, Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Reant, all of Salem, Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Walling, Jerry Walling, Miss Marjorie Walling, Walter Walling, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse M. Wise, Elva Johnson, Eva Johnson, Mildred B. Fall, Floyd Hall, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Tipp, Marjorie and Audrey Tipp, Mrs. Mary Likens, Mrs. James D. Fall, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Barzee, all of Portland, Edna Wadsworth of Seattle, J.W. Walling of Amity, Mr. and Mrs. G.G. Walling of Sherwood, W.H.K. Walling of Falls City, Mr. and Mrs. Karl G. Miller of Jefferson, Mrs. Curtis E. Stewart of Oswego, Mr. and Mrs. E. Tohler [sic] and Miss Deloris Tohler [sic] of Eugene, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Walling of Dallas, Elsie L. Stutz of Brownsville, Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin and Donald Baldwin of West Salem.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, June 28, 1939.

Widow of Congressman Goes to Capital Post

Salem, Ore. (UP)—Mrs. James W. Mott, widow of Oregon’s late Republican congressman, has resigned as vice chairman of the Oregon state central Republican committee and gone to Washington, D.C., to do personnel work for a subcommittee of the armed forces committee in the House of Representatives.

Mrs. Mott has long been active in Oregon politics.  She was the only woman to be elected in the Oregon delegations to the last two Republican national conventions.

Rep. William Hess (R-O) is chairman of the subcommittee.  A ranking member of the main committee is Rep. Carl Vinson (D-Ga), a long-time friend of the Mott family and past chairman of the former naval affairs committee Mott served on when he was in Congress.

Source:  Troy Times Record, August 11, 1954.


Weddings and Anniversaries in Portland

James Glandon and Miss Janette Jacks were married December 30, at 201 Eleventh street at the residence of the pastor of the White Temple.  Dr. J. Whitcomb Brougher performed the ceremony.  (Portland Oregonian, December 23, 1906)

Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Thompson Rorick celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Saturday with a reception at their home.  Their daughter and son, Harriette and J.T. Rorick, Jr., received with them.  Mrs. Nelda Taylor assisted with arrangements.  (Portland Oregonian, December 24, 1937)

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling of Polk county celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary October 20 at a family gathering.  Their children are Mrs. James Mott, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Eva M. Purvine, Amity; Miss Gertrude Walling, Harold Walling and Jesse Walling, all of Salem. (Portland Oregonian, November 14, 1935)


Ethel Walling & James Mott

The engagement of Ethel Walling and James W. Mott was announced at an attractive luncheon given by Gertrude Walling and Ruth Carlson at the home of the latter. The rooms were effectively arranged with autumn foliage and chrysanthemums. Covers were laid for the following: Ethel Walling, Mrs. Frank Mihnos, Mrs. Sam Whiteside, Mrs. George Dewey, Edith Mihnos, Dorothea Koerber, Frances Reisch, Adelaide Sheasgreen, Gertrude Walling, and Ruth Carlson. The date set for the wedding is December 14. Miss Walling was an O.A.C. girl, having finished in 1916. Mr. Mott attended the University of Oregon and Stanford and finished his education at Columbia university and the New York School of Dramatic Art. He is a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. At present Mr. Mott is practicing law in Astoria. Both Miss Walling and Mr. Mott were former Salem people.

Source: Portland Oregonian, November 16, 1919.


James W. Mott

JAMES W. MOTT. One of the most distinguished members of the bar of Clatsop county is James W. Mott, of Astoria, who not only holds a high place among the able and successful lawyers of this section of the state, but has also a splendid record as a legislator, in which capacity his services were of a character that in a very direct way promoted the public interests. Mr. Mott was born in Clearfield county, Pennsylvania, on the 12th of November, 1884, and is a son of Dr. W. S. and Willetta (Bunn) Mott, also natives of that locality. His father received a good public school education and graduated from the Eclectic Medical Institute, of Cincinnati, Ohio, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine. He began practice in his native county, where he remained until 1889, when he came to Oregon, locating in Salem, where he opened an office and engaged in the practice of medicine until shortly before his death, which occurred in 1919. His widow is still living in that city. They became the parents of three children, namely: James Wheaton; Dr. Lloyd Howe, who is in the government medical service at Seattle, Washington; and Dr. William Boyd, who succeeded his father at Salem, where he is still practicing.

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Walling Clan Reunion Held on Old Claim

Lincoln—Meeting for the 13th annual clan re-union between 80 and 90 of the descendants of the original pioneer Walling family met at the J.D. Walling home which is located on the old donation land claim of the first J.D. Walling and spent the day visiting and with sports and a bountious [sic] basket dinner at noon.

One of the surprises of the day came with the arrival of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Walling and sons, Walter and Dick, of Minneapolis, Minn., who had arranged their vacation at a time which would allow them to attend the re-union. Walter Walling is a son of Gabriel Walling. He gave an interesting talk in the afternoon. J.R. Shepard, an old-time friend of the family, was present and gave a talk which was much appreciated, and another friend, C.S. Chapman, sang several numbers. Both Shepard and Chapman were from Portland.

Twenty-one years had elapsed since O.S. Pomeroy of Kimberly, Idaho, had been here. Mrs. Pomeroy was here three years ago. Pomeroy used to drive a stage in this part of the valley, and he is very much surprised and pleased with the great development which has been taking place all about particularly the change in roads and their better condition. The Pomeroys formerly lived at Woodburn.

Relatives and guests who signed the registration book which is being kept each year were as follows:

Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Pomeroy of Kimberly, Idaho; Mr. and Mrs. Fall and three children, Portland; Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Walling and sons, Walter and Dick, Minneapolis, Minn.; Tracey Walling and daughters, Jaunita [sic], Dorothy, Genevieve, and Marian, Lincoln; Mrs. Grace Walling Portland; Miss Lorine Walling, Portland; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Walling, Portland; Mr. and Mrs. D.K. Keyt, Perrydale; Mrs. Linna Keyt, Ferris; Mrs. Elsie L. Stutz, Perrydale; Lawrence Macken and Jean Macken, Perrydale; J.W. Walling, Amity; Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Munkers and children, Loma and Jessie, McMinnville; J.R. Shepard, Portland; Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Reaney and daughter, Grace, Salem; Mrs. Jennie Walling McFarland, Salem; Mrs. Mary E. Jennings, Salem; Mrs. Ellen Southwick, Salem; Mrs. Mary Wait, Salem; Mr. and Mrs. George G. Walling and daughters, Ruthie and Adetha, Sherwood; Mrs. Sylvia Holznagel, Herman Holznagel and Robert Holznagel, Sherwood; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walling, Amity; Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Wright, Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Jess Gilkey, Portland; Miss Lorine and Claude Walling, Salem; Miss Marjorie Walling, Amity; Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Purvine, Mr. and Mrs. Kirk , Walling and daughter Loraine, Dayton; Mr. and Mrs. James W. Mott and daughters, Francis and Dorothy, Salem; C.S. Chapman, Portland; Mrs. Grant Walling, Dayton; O.C. Wait, Salem; Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Salem, Jessie [sic] Walling and two sons, Jesse and Ellis, Zena; Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Walling, Portland; Lowell Purvine, Portland; Mr. Case, Portland; and Mr. Massey, Amity.

Source: The Salem Capital Journal, July 7, 1931.