Untitled (Fred Stevens & Gertrude Sutton)

At the home of the bride, 1007 South Webster street, East Saginaw, Mr. Fred Stevens and Miss Gertie Sutton, formerly of Pontiac, were married on Wednesday evening, September 7, 1886 at six o’clock, two of the resident clergy officiating.  We unite with her large circle of friends in this city in extending our heartfelt congratulations for the future happiness of both bride and groom, who start out life under circumstances the most favorable.

Source: Pontiac Gazette, September 10, 1886.

Untitled (Gertrude E.C. Sutton & G. Fred Stevens)

Mr. G. Fred Stevens, of East Saginaw and Miss Gertie Sutton, of the same place but formerly of Pontiac, were married last Wednesday at the home of the bride. Mr. and Mrs. Stevens have the best wishes of Pontiac friends for a long and prosperous future. After Oct. 1, they will be at home, 1007 south Webster street, East Saginaw.

Source: Pontiac Bill Poster, September 15, 1886.

Mrs. Walling, Life-Long Resident of the Valley, Dies

Mrs. Jesse D. Walling, a life-long resident of this section of the valley, died early Sunday morning at a local convalescent home at the age of 87 years following an illness of several months.

Born at Fairfield, near St. Paul, Ore., August 26, 1862, Mrs. Walling was the former Cora Loose. Her father was Fred Loose, who came to Oregon in 1851, and her mother was Emily Stout Loose, whose family came to this state in 1843. Mrs. Walling attended the old Brush College, her family living for years in the Brush College community. Following her marriage, Mrs. Walling lived at Zena, then at Lincoln, the Walling family home having been a Lincoln for the past 53 years. Mr. Walling died 12 years ago. Continue reading “Mrs. Walling, Life-Long Resident of the Valley, Dies”