Marriage Licenses

WEDDING LICENSE APPLIED FOR: Ricky S. Bishop, 20, technician, Rt. 1, to Jo Ann Lawrence, 21, nurse, 53 E. Stevens St. (Newark Advocate, June 3, 1971)

MARRIAGE LICENSE:  Harry DePugh, 21, shipper, Columbus, and Alberta Motley, 21, Summit Station.  (Newark Advocate, February 14, 1934)

Marriage license was issued yesterday to John S. Deweese of Boise and Miss Alice M. Richardson of Moore Creek.  (Idaho Statesman, January 7, 1899)

The county clerk’s office yesterday issued a marriage license to Edward Morris and Mary M. Sanders, both of Boise.  License was also issued to Otto Downard and Sarah Berkley, giving Boise as their address.  (Idaho Statesman, November 4, 1906)

MARRIAGE LICENSE: Asa J. Durant and Miss Wilma M. Ballinger were yesterday granted a license to wed.  Both are residents of Boise.  (Idaho Statesman, November 8, 1902)

MARRIAGE LICENSES: Edward M. Loosley, 22, and Blanche L. Bounty, 23, both of Beckwith.  (Nevada State Journal, September 24, 1922)

Marriage licenses were issued yesterday to the following:  Daniel H. Freeman, 21, Reno, and Agnes Marshall, 21, Reno; Harold A. Loosley, 21, Beckwith, Cal., and Glenna M. Scalf, 18, Portala, Cal. (Nevada State Journal, May 21, 1915)

MARRIAGE LICENSE:  Delbert E. Mason, 23, lineman, Newark, and Helen B. McIntosh, 19, Newark. Rev. F.E. Halloway to officiate.  (Newark Advocate, August 3, 1914)

The following marriage licenses have been issued;  Jacob Louis Sweeney to Lucy Rorick, August Goss to Mary J. McMaken, Oscar Briggs to Mary J. Sains, Henry Prang to Miena Muhlenbruck.  (Fort Wayne Sentinel, April 6, 1872)

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Impressions of the Journal Man, Part 2 (Flora Savage Richardson)

Mrs. Flora Savage Richardson, who lives with her daughter, Mrs. Sadie McKee, at S.E. 170th avenue and Division street, was born in Yamhill county on October 14, 1851. She went to school to Sylvester Pennoyer and later attended the Harrison Street school and Portland academy. This is a portion of her story:

“When I was 17 my father, Charles Savage, who, with my stepmother and their four children, lived at Jacksonville, sent for me to come to Jacksonville to do the house work. I had not been there long when what was known as black smallpox broke out, and Jacksonville was quarantined. Two of the first to die were Mrs. John Loye and her child. George Funk died in his cabin, south of town and was buried nearby. Colonel W.G. T’Vault was buried at midnight by the priest who had been with him when he died. The siege lasted about two months. During that time they kept bonfires of pitch pine burning to serve as a disinfectant.

“Colonel T’Vault was the first editor of the Oregon Spectator, started at Oregon City in February, 1846. Hel later served in the legislature of the provisional government and in the territorial legislature. He was aide to General Joseph Lane in the Rogue River war. He started the Umpqua Gazette in Scottsburg, in 1855, the Table Rock Sentinel, Jacksonville, that same year.

“Not long after the smallpox epidemic was over, my stepmother decided I had better go back to Portland. My Uncle, Jesse D. Walling, told me I could go out to Spring Valley and live with them. It was a wonderful change and relief to go to him. Uncle Jesse was born in Ohio in 1816 and came across the plains with the rest of the family in 1847. He took a donation land claim in Spring Valley, in Polk county, seven miles from Salem. He went to the California gold fields in 1849. His wife’s maiden name was Eliza A Wise. Thirteen of their children grew to maturity.

“That fall I went to work for Mrs. Enos Williams, at Amity. She had adopted my brother, Charley. He lived with them until he died, at the age of 21. I stayed with the Williams family till I was 20. They were kindly, Christian people. Before going to Amity I had worked awhile at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Abrams. Their son Carle, has for many years lived at Salem. Carle’s father was running a store at Lincoln when I worked there.

“I was married to George W. Richardson in the fall of 1871, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Williams, at Amity. The Rev. James Campbell of the Christian church married us. My husband was born on the Platt river, in Nebraska, in 1851.

“We had a small farm near Bethel. The place was uncleared, being mostly timber and brush. We had nine children, all of whom were born there except one born at Amity. My husband’s sister came to live with us when she was 10 years old. She lived with us until her marriage to James Butterick. My oldest daughter, Dora, married William Butterick. My son, Charles, lives at Roseburg. Jesse, named for Uncle Jesse Walling, has been a railway mail clerk 20 years. He lies at Seattle. Elva, now Mrs. Fred Werner, lives at West Salem. Helen died six years ago. Sarah Ann – though we always call her Sadie –married William McKee. Her husband is an engineer on the Bonneville dam. I live here with Sadie. Frank lives at Seattle. Lynn started to work for the Southern Pacific when he was 15. He is now a section foreman at Salem. Crystal married Frank Carter. They live at Stayton. He is a carpenter. My husband did at Amity five years ago. We lived at Forest Grove and Salem prior to going to Amity. My husband’s father, the Rev. G.W. Richardson, was a minister of the Christian church.”

Source:  Oregon Daily Journal, August 8, 1936.

Impressions of the Journal Man, Part 1 (Flora Savage Richardson)

Mrs. George W. Richardson, who has lived in Oregon 85 years, lives with her daughter, Mrs. Sadie McKee, at Division street and 170th avenue.

“I was small for my age, as a child,” said Mrs. Richardson, “But when I finally got my growth I was 4 feet 10 inches high. For 70 years my weight has varied from 75 to 95 pounds.

“I was born at Dayton, Or., October 14, 1851. My father was Charles Savage. I don’t know when or where he was born, in fact, I know very little about him. My mother’s maiden was Phoebe Walling. She died when I was 4 and my brother Charlie was 2 years old. My father, shortly after Mother’s death, married Lois Hull, and they went to Jacksonville. My brother was adopted by Mr. and Mrs. Enos Williams of Amity. They were very good to him. They had none of their own, and they adopted a number of children. I went to Jacksonville with my father and stepmother, but when an uncle, Albert Walling, came to Jacksonville to see how I was getting along he took me back to Portland with him.

“William B. Taylor had started a paper, The Oregon Farmer in Portland, and my uncle was its editor. Later my uncle published a number of county histories and for many years was in the printing business.

“By the time I was 17, I had lived with a good many families. In those days women were hard worked and had few conveniences. Money was scarce, and they felt that it was their duty to make anyone staying with them earn her way by working hard from the time they got up till they went to bed. So I had little or no playtime.”

“Uncle Albert bought a place in South Portland, near the penitentiary. They were then building the Harrison Street schoolhouse. I went to school there a while. Later I attended the Portland Academy and Female Seminary near William S. Ladd’s beautiful home. There were no Willamette bridges in those days, and only a few farms in East Portland. Occasionally we would cross the ferry to attend a funeral at Lone Fir cemetery. I attended Sunday school at Taylor Street Methodist church.

“My uncle had a place on the Willamette between Oregon City and Oswego. Each spring we would move out and spend the summer. If we went to Portland it was by steamboat. His children were younger than I,, so I did most of the chores. One was to row down the river at 5 o’clock each morning about a mile to get our supply of milk.

“My uncle George Walling had a farm about half a mile above Uncle Albert’s place. He had an orchard and a nursery. Mr. and Mrs. Bullock had a place about a mile from us, not far from Oswego, where a that time there was a big iron works. One of Uncle Albert’s children took sick, so Aunt Sarah sent me to ask Mrs. Bullock to come. Mrs. Bullock said, ‘How did you come?’

“I said, ‘by the trail through the woods.’ She said, ‘The boys are out in the woods hunting a panther, so we had better go to your place in a boat.’ When wild blackberries were ripe I would stay at Mrs. Bullock’s place to gather and dry them. One day I reached out over the river to pick some particularly fine berries, lost my balance and fell in I climbed on a rock and waited a long time. The girls came with a boat and took me off.

“When I was 17, my father thought I could do the work at his house in Jacksonville, so I went there. I had had very little pleasure when I was a girl, but I nearly had a good time when I was in Jacksonville. My father told me I could go to a dance, so I made myself a dress and looked forward to the dance with great anticipation; but the very day the dance was to be given someone broke out with black smallpox and the dance was called off. The town was quarantined, schools and churches dismissed and a pesthouse established. One doctor died and the other left. The Catholic priest had already had smallpox, and he and the sisters visited the sick and dying.”

Source:  Oregon Daily Journal, August 2, 1936.

George P. Walling

George P. Walling, manager and proprietor of the most extensive carpet and rug manufactory on the Pacific coast, comes of a family represented in all of the important wars of the country, and also creditably enrolled among its educators, legislators, farmers and builders. He was born on a farm near Monroe, Green county, Wis., October 1, 1846, a son of J. R., and grandson of Gabriel Walling.

Gabriel Walling was born near Versailles, France, and when a young man came to America with his father, who served in the Revolutionary war. The grandfather was an educator of some note, and became one of the pioneers of Illinois and Iowa. Not less patriotic than his father, he served with courage and distinction in the war of 1812, and while still in Iowa was a member of the legislature of that territory. After crossing the plains in 1847, he located near Oswego, on the Willamette, cleared a plantation and engaged in farming. The sterling traits of character which had already been recognized in Iowa were appreciated to an even greater extent in the unsettled conditions of Oregon, where there was urgent need of so strong and reliant a character, and where conservative eastern forces tempered a tendency to rapid development. He served for one term in the territorial legislature of Oregon, and after assisted in organizing the state, and in framing the first laws of Oregon. He was judge of Clackamas county for two terms, and was variously associated with fraternal and social organizations, including the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Walling died in Polk County, Ore.

J.R. Walling was born near Buffalo, N.Y., in 1813, and learned the carpenter’s trade near Canton, Fulton county, Ill. True to the tradition of his family, he also became familiar with tented field and roar of cannon, for no more patriotic soldier donned the uniform in the Black Hawk war. His regiment was the same as that which was honored by the valor of Lincoln, the great emancipator. After the war, Mr. Walling removed to the vicinity of Davenport, Iowa, and in 1840 removed to Green county, in time constructing the third house in the village of Monroe. He continued to live in the growing little town, and is responsible for a considerable portion of the early upbuilding thereof. Well content with his success he returned to Fulton County in the spring of 1849, and April 29, 1854, started across the plains with his wife, arriving at Amity, Yamhill county, Ore., September 1, 1854. In his adopted western home he engaged in building and contracting, and at the same conducted a farm and nursery, the latter especially being carried on a large scale. These combined interests yielded him a satisfactory income, and he was engaged thereat until his death in 1891, at the age of seventy-eight years. In his young manhood, he married Mary Long, who was born in Virginia and whose paternal grandfather, Ware Long, was born near Paris, France, and immigrated to Virginia. Mr. Long finally became a pioneer farmer on Indiana, from which state he removed to Illinois, his final home being Wisconsin. He was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Mrs. Walling, who died in Yamhill county, Ore., July 21, 1900, was the mother of the following children: Gabriel, who was born in Fulton County, Ill., in 1836, became a lumber manufacturer in Linn and Polk counties, Ore., and is now engaged in jobbing and contracting in Portland; Nancy, who died in Wisconsin in 1849; William, who died in infancy; Phoebe, who is now Mrs. Burton [sic], of Lewiston, Idaho; George P.; Cynthia, Mrs. McCarthy [sic], of Lewiston, Idaho; and Otto, who is a musician in California.

The carpet manufacturer of Portland recalls very little of his life on the parent farm in Green county, Wis., for he was but seven when he became a small member of the train of emigrants bound for the western coast. At the little old Mount Hood schoolhouse near Amity he imbibed such knowledge as a very busy childhood permitted, and his youth passed by uneventfully until the breaking out of the Civil war. In 1864 he volunteered in Company B, First Oregon Infantry, and for twenty-two months served on the plains against the Indians, taking the place of the regulars who had been ordered back east. He had many thrilling adventures and many hair-breadth escapes, but escaped bodily injury and in due time was mustered out of the service in Vancouver, Wash.

Returning to his home, Mr. Walling was apprenticed to a tinner at Salem, Ore., worked at his trade thereafter, and in 1871 started a tinware and hardware store in Amity. At the end of a year he removed to Placerville, Cal., engaged at the same business for three years, and finally removed his stock to Lodi, Cal. Upon returning to Oregon he conducted a tinware business at Newport for fourteen years, and in 1894 settled in Portland, where he became interested in the carpet business. From a comparatively small beginning, the merits of the commodities manufactured have so increased the demand, that at the present time there is no more extensive concern of the kind on the coast, or in fact this side of the Rocky mountains. The custom extends all up and down the coast, and eight looms are kept busy the year ’round. In addition to carpets and rugs, the firm manufacturers silk portieres five feet and more in length, and some of their carpet is as wide as nine feet. The manufactory is located on the corner of Union avenue and Sacramento streets.

In Lafayette, Ore., Mr. Walling married Dora Clark, a native of Plano, Kendall county, Ill., and a daughter of David Clark, a farmer who removed to California in 1860, and to Oregon in 1866, settling in Dayton, Yamhill county. Mr. Clark engaged first in the manufacture of agricultural implements, but later contracted and built up to the time of his death in Santa Barbara, Cal. He married Harriet Colburn, who was born in New York and died in California, and who became the mother of four children, three of whom are still living: Thornton, a resident of Santa Barbara, Cal.; Mary, now Mrs. Porter of Eldorado county, Cal.; and Dora. Mrs. Walling was reared and partially educated in Illinois, and crossed the plains with her parents, thereafter attending the public schools of California. She came to Oregon in 1868. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Walling: Nora, who is now Mrs. Richardson, of Fort Stevens; Otto, who is a barber of Portland; Omar Clyde, who died at the age of ten months; Lena, who is the wife of Newton Anderson, of Portland; Walter, who is clerking in Portland; and Mary, who died while a baby. Mr. Walling is a Republican in political affiliation, and is associated with the George Wright Post, G. A. R.

Source: Portrait and Biographical Record of Portland and Vicinity (Oregon). 1903. Chicago: Chapman Publishing Company.