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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Miss Beverly Mott Tells Betrothal

Taking the romantic spotlight today is Miss Beverly Mott, youngest daughter of Mrs. James W. Mott and the late Congressman Mott, whose engagement to Gary Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gail Jones, is being revealed. The wedding of the duo is planned for next month.

The bride-elect told a group of her intimate friends of her betrothal Saturday afternoon at an informal coffee at the country home of her mother at Zena.

Miss Mott attended Mt. Angel Academy is a graduate of Salem High School. She attended Oregon State College and is a member of Alpha Phi. She left college spring term to accompany her mother to Washington, D.C., where she represented the Young Republicans at the national Republican Women’s convention. She is now employed at the Secretary of State’s office.

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Mott, Tilley Are Wed

The wedding of Mrs. James W. Mott of Salem, Ore., to Walter B. Tilley of Ukiah, Calif. took place on Saturday, Feb. 20 in Martinez, California at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand. Judge Richard E. Arnason performed the four o’clock ceremony.

A reception followed the family wedding after which the couple left on a trip to Mexico.

On their return they will be at home in Salem temporarily at 430 Vista Ave. SE.

Tilley is a retired chief forester for the Masonite Corp., California Operations, and was chief forester for the West Coast Lumberman’s Association. Mrs. Tilley was the widow of U.S. Congressman Mott of Oregon.

Source: Eureka Times-Standard, February 25, 1971.

Dinner Party at Walling Home

Lincoln—One of the most attractive pre-Halloween affairs given here this week was the family dinner for which Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling were hosts at their home. The primary purpose of the dinner was to assist Mrs. Eva Walling Purvine, Mrs. Marjorie Gahlegar [sic], Harold and Ellis Walling in celebrating their birthdays which all occur in October.

A Halloween harvest basket of pumpkin, filled with lovely fruits, was used as a centerpiece for the table at which were seated the honor guests, Mrs. Eva Walling Purvine, Mrs. Marjorie Gahlegar [sic], Harold and Ellis Walling, Rep. and Mrs. James Mott and daughters, Dorothy and Frances, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling, Mrs. Harold Walling, Miss Gertrude Walling, Miss Martha Sanderson and the hosts, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, October 31, 1936.

Congressman’s Wife to Christen Ship August 11

Launching ceremonies for the U.S.S. Glenn’s Ferry will be held at the Swan Island shipyard in Portland Saturday, August 11, with Mrs. James. W. Mott, wife of Congressman Mott, acting as the sponsor. Mrs. Mott will have her daughters, Mrs. John L. Sullivan and Mrs. Benjamin Murry Whisenand as her matrons of honor and little Miss Beverly Mott will be her mother’s flower girl.

A luncheon will be given as a compliment to Mrs. Mott following the christening of the ship with a group of Salem and out-of-town folk making up the guest list.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, August 3, 1945.

Crash Injuries Fatal For Youth

Injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Newberg Christmas eve were blamed for the death of Ellis Walling, 23, son of a prominent Polk county family, at a local hospital yesterday morning.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. D.F. Jerman, Tigard; brother, Jesse Walling, jr., of Donald; aunts, Mrs. James Mott of Salem, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart of Oswego, Mrs. Eva Purving [sic] of Amity, Mrs. C. Helms of Portland, and uncles, Harold Walling and Harlan Jerman of Portland and Floyd Jerman of San Pedro, Calif.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, January 25, 1940.

Reunion Draws Many Relatives

The twelfth Walling family reunion was held recently when the immediate descendants of the old pioneer family of Jesse D. and Eliza Wise Walling and many relatives to the third and fourth generation met in the beautiful grove of giant oaks at the home of Jesse D. Walling, Jr., himself well into the seventies, near what was once called Lincoln, and very near to the old donation land claim of Jesse D. Walling in Polk county. Continue reading “Reunion Draws Many Relatives”

Ellis C. Walling Dies at Hospital

Ellis C. Walling, 23, died at a local hospital this morning from injuries suffered Christmas eve in an automobile accident near Newberg. He was a member of a well-known Polk County family.

Services will be held from the Clough-Barrick chapel Friday, January 26, at 1:30 p.m.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse D. Walling; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling; brother, Jesse Walling, Jr., of Donald; aunts, Mrs. James Mott of Salem, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart of Oswego, Mrs. Eva Purvine of Amity; uncle, Harold Walling of Portland.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, January 24, 1940.

Son of Pioneers Passes at Zena

A long period of illness ended Sunday in the death of Jesse D. “Bird” Walling, 83, at his farm home near Zena. He was born on his father’s donation land claim.

Following education at Willamette university, Walling was a photographer at Zena and then operated a farm.

Survivors are the wife, Mrs. Cora Walling; daughters, Mrs. Eva Purvine of Amity, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart of Oswego, Mrs. James Mott of Salem; sons, Jesse D. Walling of Salem, Harold C. Walling of Portland; brother, Grant Walling of Dayton; sister, Mrs. Alice Pomeroy of Kimberly, Ida.; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. from the Clough-Barrick chapel, with burial at Zena cemetery.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, July 9, 1940.

Jesse Walling Called by Death

Jesse D. (Bird) Walling, 83, died at the family residence near Zena Sunday after a long illness.  He was a member of a pioneer Oregon family and born on his father’s donation land claim.

Mr. Walling was education at Willamette university and later was a photographer at Zena. He had operated a farm at Zena for many years.

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Cora Walling; daughters, Mrs. Eva Purvine of Amity, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart of Oswego, Mrs. James Mott of Salem; sons, Jesse D. Walling of Salem, Harold C. Walling of Portland; brother, Grant Walling of Dayton; sister, Mrs. Alice Pomeroy of Kimberly, Ida. Five grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive.

Services will be held from the Clough-Barrick chapel Wednesday, July 10, at 2 p.m., with interment at  Zena cemetery.

Source:  Salem Capital Journal, July 8, 1940.