Servicewomen: What they can do, what they’re doing about it

AMITY—Miss Marjorie Walling, who is visiting her mother, Mrs. Eva Purvine, on Nursery street, spent the weekend in Portland. Miss Walling recently enlisted with the WAVES as an apprentice seaman and will leave about December 15 for Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she will take up radio work. For some time she has been manager of Bill’s Beauty shop in Hollywood, Portland, and was an officer of the mayor’s emergency corps of that city.

Miss Walling is a graduate of Salem high school and later attended business school in Salem. She is a granddaughter of the late Jesse D. Walling of Spring Valley, Oregon pioneer, and a niece of Congressman James W. Mott.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, December 6, 1942.

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Dorothy Mott & Benjamin Whisenand

Stellar wedding of the autumn season for capital society will be solemnized at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the country place of Congressman and Mrs. James W. Mott when their second daughter, Miss Dorothy Mott, becomes the bride of Ensign Benjamin Murry Whisenand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Whisenand of Bend. Rev. George H. Swift, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, will read the ceremony in the presence of the two families and an assemblage of distinguished guests.

The couple will exchange their vows before a large window looking out into the lovely sloping gardens. White chrysanthemums, ivy and cathedral tapers will grace the improvised altar.

Continue reading “Dorothy Mott & Benjamin Whisenand”

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.

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.

John F. Purvine Rites Thursday

SPRING VALLEY (Special) – Funeral services will be held Thursday for John Frederick Purvine, former Spring Valley resident, who died Monday at Portland. He was 80.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. at the Zena Church, the Rev. John W. Hood officiating.

Burial will be at Zena Cemetery, with services under direction of Ross-Hollywood Chapel, Portland.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, May 6, 1959.

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”

44th Wedding Anniversary

ZENA, July 5.—Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Purvine of Zena were hosts at a dinner Tuesday evening given in honor of the 44th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. William Toner, of Toledo, who have been visiting here for a week.

Golden Marigolds were used about the rooms.

Guests for the occasion were the guests of honor, Mr. and Mrs. William Toner, Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Walling, Miss Gertrude Walling, Miss Mrajorie [sic] Walling, Lowell Purvine and the hosts.

Source: Salem Statesman Journal, July 7, 1929.

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.