Untitled (Mrs. J.B. Walling)

Mentioning the death of Mrs. J.B. Walling (mother of Mrs. James Mullany of this place) the Boise Democrat says she was among the pioneers of Oregon, but came with her husband and family to Idaho and settled on their farm, a short distance above Boise City, in 1864, where she resided up to the time of her death. Sixteen children were born to her, nine of whom are still living. Her age was seventy-six, and she had been a faithful wife for sixty-one years.

Source: Elmore Bulletin, April 19, 1890.

Short News Items from 1908

Mr. and Mrs. John Clemans of Peru came down to Nemaha last Saturday evening, returning Monday afternoon.  (Nebraska Advertiser, January 10, 1908)

Mrs. John Clemans and her sister-in-law, Miss May Clemans, came down from Peru Saturday on a short visit to Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Cooper.  (Nebraska Advertiser, April 17, 1908)

Mrs. Carrie Mullany and Mrs. Phoebe Bunting [sic] have gone to their home at Cheyenne, Wyo. They have been here visiting Mrs. Mullany’s daughter, Mrs. Otto Downard. (The Intermountain and Colorado Catholic, April 25, 1908)

Dr. Mae A. Rochelle, who has been here the guest of Miss Lena Watkins[,] left for Wichita today to visit friends for a few days before returning to her home in Kansas City.  (Wellington Daily Mail, November 14, 1908)

Short News Items from 1902

The crack shots of the vicinity contested for honors and an oyster supper in a shooting match, blue rock pigeons being used as targets. Frank Boehringer and Lorin Walling were the captains. Loyd Hunt carried off the honors with a score of five birds out of six shots. The winning side and their partners were feasted to oysters in Lincoln warehouse. A pleasant evening was spent in games, but the oysters gave out and Mr. Boehringer and Mr. Duncan have not been heard from since. (Polk County Itemizer, January 17, 1902)

D.A. Baxter, principal of the public schools at Meridian, is in the city to attend the county teachers’ meeting. (Idaho Statesman, February 9, 1902)

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Hubbel and Mullaney Purchase Interest in the Spot Market

Walter Hubbel and James Mullaney have purchased the half interest of O.H. Dickinson in the fruit, poultry and fish market on Main street, known as the Spot, the firm name being Dolan & Co. W.F. Dolan, the senior partner, retains his interest and will be associated with Mr. Hubbel and Mr. Mullaney in conducting the business. The firm name remains unchanged. Mr. Hubbel was formerly engaged in the sheep business. Mr. Mullaney has been, until lately, fireman on the Boise branch.

Source: Idaho Daily Statesman, January 4, 1902.

Short News Items from 1901

W.C. Tyrrell, who has become very much interested in oil, left this morning for his home at Belmont, Ia. He will return soon to look after his interests here. (Beaumont Daily Enterprise, February 7, 1901)

Mrs. Isola M. Rorick of Los Angeles spent yesterday here enjoying the celebration. (Santa Monica Evening Outlook, February 23, 1901)

Miss Maud McCloe gave a dinner Thursday evening for a few friends. (Detroit Free Press, March 17, 1901)

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Business & Professional Notices from the 1860s

We are indebted to Albert Walling, Esq., editor of the Oregon Farmer, for a copy of the Constitution of the Oregon State Ag. Society. (The Washington Standard, May 18, 1861)

D.E. Frambes and T.F. Margarum retire from firm of Edwards, Frambes & Co. (Newspaper Clippings from the Sussex Register, originally published September 28, 1862)

Premiums awarded by the Oregon State Agricultural Society: Mineral or Earth Paint, G.W. Walling, diploma; Iron Ore, G.W. Walling, diploma; Printing, A.G. Walling, bookwork, 1st premium; English Walnuts, J.D. Walling, diploma. (Weekly Oregonian, November 1, 1862)

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Caroline Walling Mullany

MULLANY—Nov. 25, Caroline Walling Mullany of 351 Portland blvd., mother of W.R. and J.H. Mullany and Katie V. Bean, all of this city, and Charles L. Mullany of Boise, Idaho, Mrs. Sarah Downard of Star, Idaho.  Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, at 2 P.M., at the Peninsula Funeral Home, 314 W. Lombard.  Final services Rose City cemetery conducted by Rose City Rebekah lodge. WA 1041.

Source:  Portland Oregonian, November 28, 1931.

Small Town News—Idaho Statesman

D.A. Baxter is back from his camping expedition. (Idaho Daily Statesman, August 23, 1900)

RETURNED HOME — Mrs. Frank Berkley, whose husband was killed near Pocatello, returned yesterday to Glenn’s Ferry, accompanied by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. James Mullaney. (Idaho Daily Statesman, July 7, 1901)

Mrs. F.B. Berkley and Mrs. James Mullany went to Pocatello on Monday last to settle the affairs of the late F.B. Berkley. (Idaho Daily Statesman, July 18, 1901)

Mrs. Frank Berkley is visiting in Nampa, the guest of Mrs. B.F. Walling. (Idaho Daily Statesman, August 31, 1901)

An examination of the returns from Highland Valley precinct discloses that a vote was cast for Mrs. Gile for constable. (Idaho Daily Statesman, November 16, 1898)

The eighty-sixth birthday of J.B. Walling was celebrated on Saturday last at the home of his son, Enos Walling, near this city. Mr. Walling has been a citizen of Idaho for more than half a century and his kind deeds have won for him scores of friends. He has been an elder in the Church of Christ since that church was established and has given liberally for its maintenance. He is quite feeble in body, but loves the society of his friends. Among the number present from Boise at the birthday dinner were Professor and Mrs. Kiggins and Rev. and Mrs. J.L. Weaver. Relatives were also present from Oregon. An excellent dinner was served and the afternoon was spent in songs and conversation. The guests all wish for Mr. Walling many happy returns of the day. (Idaho Statesman, August 28, 1895)

J.J. Walling was up from Caldwell Sunday. (Idaho Statesman, January 29, 1901)

The Walling Ditch

The Walling Ditch, owned by Jerome B. Walling, was an important source of water during the early days of Boise, ID.  It appears that the company was a family business that employed, at various times, Jerome Walling’s sons,  Enos C. and Nelson B. Walling, and his son-in-law, James Mullany. Following are some news items about the Walling Ditch.

NOTICE: The undersigned is now cleaning out the Boise City Water Ditch, bringing water to the upper part of the city. Those desiring to take water, and pay for the same in work, can have an opportunity to do so by applying immediately for work. J.B. Walling, Superintendent, Boise City, I.T., April 13, 1872. (Idaho Tri-Weekly Statesman, April 13, 1872)

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