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.

J.D. Walling is Honor Guest at Birthday Party

Lincoln, Feb. 14. – (Special) – J.D. Walling was guest of honor at a party given at his home Wednesday evening to celebrate his 72nd birthday anniversary. Three tables of “500” were in play, Alvin Madsen making high score. Mrs. J.D. Walling was assisted at the luncheon by Mrs. J. Fred Purvine, Mrs. Jesse Walling and Miss Georgiana Briggs.

The guest group included the guest of honor, Mrs. And Mrs. Walter Gerth, Mrs. Byron Harritt, Miss Jessie Harritt, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Parmenter and nephew Buddy, all of Salem; Mr. and Mrs. J.J. Stratton, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Madsen and sons Richard and Robert, Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Purvine, Miss Georgiana Briggs, Clarence Woelk and the hostess.

Source: Oregon Statesman, February 15, 1929.