Roy Walling, Stanfordville, Had Long Theatrical Career

Roy Walling, 74, Grist Mill Lane, Stanfordville, who retired from theatrical circles as an actor, producer, writer in 1965, died Thursday in Beacon after a long illness.

Mr. Walling began his theatrical career as a trombone player who would pitch in as an actor with a traveling troupe played in vaudeville with Marjorie Rambeaux [sic] and Willard Mack, a husband and wife team, and was affiliated with 70 successful plays produced on Broadway.

Mr. Walling’s first role in Broadway was the leading man for Miss Rambeaux [sic] in a play “Eyes of Youth” staged in 1920. Mr. Walling had written two plays “What Ann Brought Home” and “Conscience” used by stock companies. Another was “It’s a Wise Child” which was produced by Belasco.

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Birth Announcements from the 1950s

RORICK—To Mr. and Mrs. Jay T. Rorick, 2296 Patterson Drive, a son, July 4, 1950. (Eugene Guard, July 6, 1950)

At Local Hospital—On Wednesday, a girl, seven pounds ten ounces, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Lester Walling at the Albany General hospital. (Albany Democrat-Herald, May 1, 1953)

Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Francisco of 41 Boyer dr., a son at 4:05 a.m. today at Community Hospital. (Battle Creek Enquirer, November 17, 1955)

Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Gore, Des Moines, are the parents of a daughter born Thursday. Mrs. Gore is the former Evelyn Dilts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Dilts, 1212 Lincoln Way. Gore is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gore, 709 Duff Ave. (Ames Daily Tribune, April 24, 1959)

Short News Items from 1956

Peter Baldwin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Duane Baldwin, enlisted in the U.S. Army and is stationed for his basic training at Fort Carson, Colorado. (Livingston County Press, November 28, 1956)

Members of the Chester Walling family gave first aid and called the ambulance for persons involved in a car accident on Sand Ridge Friday evening. The car, belonging to a Brownsville man, was going south and went into loose gravel on the right, then careened into the left bank of the curve where the road turns east. Of the four men in the car, at least one, whose name is unknown, was badly cut from glass, others were suffering shock. (Lebanon Express, November 29, 1956)

Business & Professional Notices from the 1940s

Cecil Hallinan, Clackamas Distributing company, Oregon City, wholesaler’s beer and wholesaler’s wine licenses suspended 10 days for financial assistance to retailers. (Salem Statesman Journal, April 19, 1940)

The Waldport theater will reopen Friday evening. Operator of the theater will be S.D. Walling of the Walling circuit in valley cities. (Eugene Guard, March 30 1941)

S.D. Walling has torn off the old porch on the front of the Victory theater and built an addition in place of the porch. (Eugene Guard, September 4, 1944)

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Short News Items from 1949

Lincoln—Mrs. Lorraine Keil of Altoona, Iowa and her sister, Mrs. J.S. Gilkey of Wheatland visited their aunt, Mrs. J.D. Walling and cousin, Mrs. Eva Purvine Monday. Mrs. Keil and Mrs. Gilkey are the former Lorraine and Mildred Frakes and formerly lived here. (Salem Statesman Journal, January 6, 1949)

Mrs. E.N. Baldwin and family spent the week end in Fayette, Ohio. On their way home they visited there son, Ned Nelson Baldwin and family at Tecumseh. (Livingston County Press, April 13, 1949)

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Short News Items from 1948

Lincoln—Jean Walling, three years old, daughter of the Lester Wallings at Lincoln, was complimented with a birthday party for which her mother was hostess. Included on the guest list were Jean Walling, Linda Lee Dye, Judy Meissner, Linda and Gary Upham, Ronald Dodge, Marion, Gary and Sharol [sic] Walling, Mike Camillo, Norma and Verna Miller. (Salem Capital Journal, March 31, 1948)

Ace Harris visited the Wayne Woodwards and Bill Harris families yesterday. He was accompanied by his father and uncle. (Salem Statesman Journal, August 8, 1948)

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand and son, who have been at Bend, will return here Friday to be with Mrs. Whisenand’s mother, Mrs. James W. Mott, over the week-end and Sunday evening will leave for Washington, D.C. to be gone for the winter. Mr. Whisenand is studying at the George Washington university medical school. (Salem Capital Journal, August 31, 1948)

Short News Items from 1947

Mrs. Jay MacArthur, Jr., returned home last week after spending two weeks with her folks in Miller, S. Dak. Her sister, Mrs. Dean Huisman, of Miller, returned with her for a few day’s visit.  (Queen City Mail, January 30, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. George Walling and Marion of Baltimore are visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Walling. He plans to return on a Victory ship early next year as junior engineer, while Mrs. Walling and Marion will remain with his parents. (Salem Statesman Journal, November 28, 1947)

Mr. and Mrs. Tracy Walling are hosts for the annual Thanksgiving family dinner. The guest list included Mr. and Mrs. George Walling and Marion; Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Upham, Linda and Gary; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Camillo and Mike; Mrs. Ira Fisher and Inez, Iris, Donald and Edward; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Smith and Julie and Dick, John Walling, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Walling. (Salem Statesman Journal, November 28, 1947)

Bert Walling

Funeral services for Bert Walling, 56, veteran riverboat operator who died August 1 at Physicians and Surgeons hospital, will be held Friday at 11 A.M. at the Little Chapel of the Chimes.

Mr. Walling was born January 22, 1891, at Boise, Idaho, and started work on Riverboats with the Oregon City Transportation company. He was a veteran of World War I, serving with the navy. At the time of his death he was employed on the U.S. Engineers dredge Wahkiakum. He had been a member of the Veteran Steamboat Men of the West since its formation in 1926.

Survivors include the widow, Ellis Walling, and a sister, Mrs. Barbara Tweet, Forest Grove.

Source: Portland Oregonian, August 7, 1947.

Short News Items from 1945

Earl Nelson Baldwin, Jr., of Tecumseh visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin during the week. (Livingston County Daily Press, August 22, 1945)

Lieut. Mary Baldwin of the Spars is home on a two weeks leave from Long Branch, California, visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Baldwin. Lieut. Baldwin does office work for the Spars and has not been home for a year. (Livingston County Daily Press, August 1, 1945)

Leaves for Ohio—John V. Durant left Saturday for his home in Dayton, Ohio, after a visit of one week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P.V. Durant, 1405 East Washington street. (Idaho Statesman, December 2, 1945)

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