Canal Zone Activities Related by Valley Folks Just Home From Vacation

Lincoln—Interesting facts about living conditions in the Canal zone, particularly near Panama and Christobal, were brought home by Mrs. Eva Purvine and John Walling who have returned from a three months vacation. Mrs. Purvine spent her time with her daughter, Mrs. Russell Gallagher, formerly Marjorie Walling of Salem, and Walling visited with his son at Panama City.

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Stewart-Walling Marriage Revealed

Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling are announcing the marriage of their daughter, Miss Gertrude Walling, and Curtis Stewart of Portland. The ceremony was solemnized June 5 at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Hallock in Tacoma, Wash. The Hallocks are cousins of the bride. Members of the two families and a few close friends witnessed the simple but impressive ceremony.

Mrs. Stewart is a graduate of Oregon State college where she was affiliated with Alpha Chi Omega sorority and for several years has been a member of the Washington high school faculty in Portland. She is a sister of Mrs. James Mott, wife of Congressman Mott.

Mr. Stewart is in business in Portland. The couple will reside at Lake Oswego upon their return from a wedding trip to Canadian points.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, June 10, 1937.

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.

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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.

Eva M. Gerth

Late resident of Rt. 1, Box 422, Salem Jan. 6 in Salem. Survived by widower Walter Gerth, Salem; daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Stephens, North Bend; sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Stewart, Lake Oswego, Mrs. Ethel Tillie [sic], Redwood Valley, Calif.; brothers, Jesse Walling, Harold Walling, both Salem. One grandson, Michael Stephens, North Bend. Services Sat., Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m. in the VIRGIL T. GOLDEN CHAPEL, 605 Com’l SE at Oak. Interment at Zena Cemetery. Ritualistic services by Salem, Rebecca Lodge No. 1. If friends wish contributions may be made to Zena Cemetery Fund c/o Frank Crawford, Sec., 1560 Wallace Rd. NW.

Source: Salem Capitol Journal, January 7, 1972.

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.

Final Rites for Mrs. Walling Set Thursday

Final rites for Mrs. Jesse D. Walling, resident of Lincoln community for many years and a native of the mid-Willamette valley, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Clough-Barrick chapel. The Rev. Dudley Strain will officiate and interment will be at Zena cemetery.

Mrs. Walling died Sunday at a Salem convalescent home. She had been ill for several months.

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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”