Birth Announcements from the Early 1900s

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Palmer Saturday, a son. (Clare Sentinel, December 26, 1901)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Groover at the home of her mother, Mrs. J.R. Plumley, of this village on Monday, a six pound girl. Dr. J.W. Bachelor reports mother and child doing nicely. (Oxford Leader and Globe, July 22, 1904)

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Groover, Saturday, a baby girl. (Oxford Leader and Globe, October 27, 1905)

Relatives received word Saturday of the arrival of the stork at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Milne, in Wheaton, Ill., a daughter. Congratulations are very much in order. (Adrian Daily Telegram, September 16, 1907)

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Untitled (Dilla Walling Grubbs)

GRUBBS—At the family home, Selba, California, Saturday, December 5, 1903, at 4 o’clock p.m., Dill [sic] Loraine Walling-Grubb [sic], aged 42 years, 7 months and 25 days, while undergoing a surgical operation.

Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, of Zena, Polk county, and was born April 12, 1861. She was a member of the Methodist church and a devoted Christian. In 1886 she was united in marriage to L.B. Grubbs, formerly of Polk county. Besides a bereaved husband she leaves one son, Harold. She was a sister of Mrs. S.S. Gimble, of this city; Mrs. O.S. Pomeroy, of Woodburn; Mrs. F.W. Peaslee, of Zena; John, Jesse and Grant Walling of Lincoln, Polk county; B.F. Walling of Nampa, Idaho; Mrs. Olive Morris, Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Stella Johnson, Mrs. Pheba [sic] McGrew, Jennie Glandon, of Portland, and Mrs. W.M. Toner, of Yaquina, Oregon. She has a host of friends who will mourn her demise very deeply.

Source: Oregon Statesman, December 11, 1903.

Visitor From Oregon.

Says He will Come Back to His Twin Falls County Land.

O.S. Pomeroy, who resides at Woodburne [sic], Ore., was calling on pioneers of the Twin Falls tract this week, and saying that he intends returning here to reside in the near future.

“I was one of the first settlers on this tract,” he explained, “and in fact secured No. 17 in the original drawing. I made my selection near Kimberly, and have come here now to see it has prospered. I find all over the tract are convincing arguments that everybody who has stayed and worked has prospered, and the development and growth exceeded anything I have ever seen anywhere.

“There was, during the first year at Kimberly, considerable typhoid fever, and, having a family which I thought a great deal, I decided to move somewhere else.

“We went up into the Northwest, and have done very well there; but I do not believe the opportunities are present anywhere in the states of Washington or Oregon which are present here. My farm near Kimberly is worth considerably more than what it cost me, and I think that next year I shall remove there, provided Mrs. Pomeroy agrees with me that it is best, because I understand that there is no more sickness on the tract since the discovery has been made that good domestic water is being obtained from well. My absolute independence is available through the land I own here, and I am looking for more ground.”

Source: Twin Falls Weekly News, November 26, 1909.

Short News Items from 1961

“Ted” Pomeroy, Middleton, visited his brother, Mark Pomeroy, Hansen, this week and spoke highly of the advantages of raising sweet corn in his area. (Twin Falls Times-News, April 21, 1961)

Mrs. Lloyd Green, her grandchildren Brad and Sharon Baldwin and their father Cary Baldwin of Beverly Hills were visitors at Camelback Inn near Phoenix.  (Los Angeles Times, December 11, 1961)

Short News Items from 1922

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Hallinan gave a St. Patricks Day party at their home in Redland Saturday evening. Those present were friends and relatives from Oswego, the Hallinan’s former home. (Oregon City Banner-Courier, March 30, 1922)

Sixteen friends and relatives pleasantly surprised Earl Goodrich last evening at his home 619 Comstock street, the occasion being in honor of his 22nd birthday anniversary. The evening was spent informally and later light refreshments were served. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 9, 1922)

Miss Gertrude Walling, employed by the Suddon-Christenson lumber company, spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling near Salem, returning to Portland Monday. (Salem Capital Journal, July 5, 1922)

Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Dougherty returned last week from a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Mark Pomeroy. (Caldwell Tribune, November 10, 1922)

Zelma Bean of the fifth grade wrote a burlesque on “Tom Sawyer,” characterizing herself as Mischievous Tom. J.K. Gill & Co. presented Zelma with the book, “Kathrinka” for producing one of the best writings in the “Magic Wish Contest.” (Oregon Daily Journal, November 26, 1922)

Zelma Bean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Bean, No. 133 Olympia street, is the smallest child who received a prize in the recent magic wish contest conducted by the J.K. Gill company. The prize, which is a $2 book, was presented to her with the others at the main library on Saturday night. Zelma selected as her subject “Tom Sawyer,” and by the rules of the contest she imagined she was the character and made her wishes accordingly. (Oregon Daily Journal, November 26, 1922)

Business & Professional Notices from 1905

Wanted—Situation as a carpenter; references furnished. Leon J. Furman, R.F.D. No. 1, Clayton. 2-27-6. (Adrian Daily Telegram, March 3, 1905)

Reiner Bros. of Warsaw, Ind., who purchased the Queen tile mill about one year ago, has sold the same to Rorick & Sweeney of Gar Creek. We hope the new managers meet with success. (Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette, September 17, 1905)

The request of Orange S. Pomeroy of Oregon for an extension of time in which to make settlement for his entry in the Twin Falls tract, under the Carey act, was granted by the board. (Idaho Statesman, September 29, 1905)

Referee’s Sale of Real Property

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT by virtue of a commission duly issued out of the circuit court of the state of Oregon for the county of Polk, and to me directed on the 15th day of January, 1900, upon a decree and order duly rendered and entered of a record by said court on the 5th day of January, 1900, in a certain suit therein pending, wherein Amy M. Gimble and S.S. Gimble are plaintiffs, and Olive Morris, Stella Johnson and Walter Johnson, her husband, Anna E. Frakes, Jesse B. [sic] and Cora Walling, his wife, Florence Toner and William M. Toner, her husband, Alice M. Pomeroy and O.S. Pomeroy, her husband, Grant Walling and Nellie Walling, his wife, Jennie L. Glandon, E.C. Keyt and J.N. Skaife are defendants, directing a sale of real property sought to be partitioned in said suite and hereinafter described, and appointing me referee to sell the same and report such sale, and to carry out the object of such decree according to law, I will, on

Wednesday, the 7th day of March,

1900, at the our of 11 o’clock in the forenoon, at the court house door in Dallas, Polk county, Oregon, sell at public auction to the highest bidder all the right, title, interest and estate of the plaintiffs and defendants in and to the following described premises, situated in the county of Polk and state of Oregon, to-wit: The east one-half (½) of the donation land claim of Jesse D. Walling and Eliza Ann Walling, his wife, being notification No. 247, claim No. 52, in section 31, township 6 south, range 3 west of Willamette meridian; clam No. 48 in sections 35 and 36, township 6 south, range 3 west of Willamette meridian, and claim No. 58 in sections 1 and 2, township 7 south, range 4 west of the Willamette meridian, and containing 322 71 acres. Also a part of said donation claim of Jesse D. Walling and wife, aforesaid, described as follows, to-wit: Beginning at a point on the north line of said donation land claim 78.17 chains west from the northeast corner of said claim; thence south 74½ degrees west, 38.67 chains along the north line of said claim; then south, 15 degrees, 22.64 chains; thence north, 74½ degrees east, 17 chains; thence north, 15 degrees west, 7 chains; thence north, 74 1-2 degrees east, 21.66 chains; and thence north, 15 degrees west, 15.25 chains to the place of beginning, containing 71.51 acres, more or less.

The said sale will be made subject to the approval and confirmation of said court upon the following terms, to-wit: Ten percent of the purchase price to be paid by the purchaser to the undersigned referees at the time of sale, and the balance thereof to be paid upon the confirmation of such sale by the court and delivery of the referee’s deed.

Dated this 29th day of January, A.D, 1900.

JAS. R. SHEPARD
Referee

Source: Polk County Itemizer, February 9, 1900.

Estenson-Pomeroy

One of the prettiest of the June weddings in this vicinity was that at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.S. Pomeroy near Kimberly, when their daughter, Marguerite, was united in marriage to Carl S. Estenson of Buhl, the Rev. C.D. Fletcher of Kimberly officiating. The bride’s frock was a dainty pale green georgette crepe, she carried a shower bouquet of lilies of the valley and sweet peas. The couple was attended by the small niece of the bride, dressed in a frock of pink satin, who carried a basket of rose leaves to scatter in the path of the happy pair. A small nephew of the bridegroom bore the ring on a salver. A wedding breakfast was serve to the 40 guests present. Mr. and Mrs. Estenson left immediately afterwards by motor on a trip to British Columbia. They will be at home after August 1 at Buhl, where Mr. Estenson is in business.

Source: Idaho Statesman, July 3, 1927.

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.