Jesse Dutton Walling (Died 1940)

SALEM, July 7 (Special) – J.D. (Bird) Walling, 83, native of Oregon, died at his home near Zena Sunday. Mr. Walling was born on his father’s donation land claim. He was graduated from Willamette university and was later engaged in the photographic business at Zena. For the past many years he had operated a farm. Surviving are the widow, Cora Walling; three daughters, Mrs. Eva Purvine, Amity; Mrs. Gertrude Stewart, Oswego; Mrs. Ethel Mott, Salem, and two sons, Jesse D., Salem, and Harold C., Portland. He also leaves a brother, Grant, of Dayton, and a sister, Mrs. Alice Pomeroy, Kimberly Idaho. Funeral services will be held at the Clough-Barrick Chapel here Wednesday afternoon, with interment in the Zena cemetery.

Source:  Portland Oregonian, July 8, 1940.

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.

Walling Family Reunion

The Wallings, pioneer Willamette valley family, held their annual reunion one Sunday recently at the grove at the J.D. Walling farm near Lincoln.  A picnic dinner, a program in the afternoon with various members of the family group contributing musical and reading numbers, and plans for the reunion next year, occupied the group during the day.

Children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and cousins and other relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse D. Walling who crossed the plains and took up a farm in Spring Valley in the earlier fifties were included in the family group.

Eight of the thirteen children of Jess D. Walling who survive him are John Walling of Toledo, B.F. Walling of Portland, J.D. Walling of Salem, Grant Walling of Amity, Mrs. Peasley [sic], Mrs. Alice Pomeroy of Kimberly, Idaho, Mrs. Florence Toner of Toledo and Mrs. Jennie McFarlane [sic] of Salem.

Those present for the reunion included Ben F. Walling, Georgia M. Walling, Ben F. Walling, Jr., all of Portland; Jennie L. McFarland of Salem; J.D. Walling of Salem, route 1; Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Munkers and their daughters, Loma [sic] and Jessie of McMinnville; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Walling on Amity; Ruby Warner of Amity; Mr. and Mrs. Roy A. Freeman of Portland; O.C. Wait, of Salem, route 2; J.W. Walling of Amity; Grand Walling of Dayton and Nellie Walling of Dayton; Marjorie Walling and Lorine Walling of Dayton; Frank B. Walling, Katie E. Walling, Mrs. Hazel Hollingsworth and Richard and Robinette all of Portland; Mrs. Kirk Walling, Lorraine Walling of Dayton; Elsie L. Stutz, Lawrence Macken, Jean Mackin, of Perrydale; Gertrude Walling of Portland; Mrs. D.L. Keyt of Perrydale; Florence Newson [sic] and D.E. Newson [sic] of Portland; Mrs. O.C. Wait, Mrs. Mary Toews of Salem; Ira E. Newsom of Portland; Mary E. Jennings Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Wilson of Salem; Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Purvine, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling, and Jesse Walling, Jr., all of Salem; Mr. and Mrs. Merle Walling of Independence; Jessie M. Walling, Lester Walling, Ellsworth Loft, Gilbert Walling, D.L. Kent, all of Amity; Mr. and Mrs. James Hiatt, Mrs. B.W. Harritt, Miss Jessie Harritt, Miss Julia Cal, and Nellie Keyt Cal, all of Salem.

Source:  The Salem Capital Journal, July 7, 1927.