Two Mistakes.

To say that the Tribune was surprised to hear that Mr. Jesse Walling of Nampa was knocking the Government Reclamation project, is putting it very mild. We have known Mr. Walling for a number of years and have always found him a most estimable gentleman, as well as a most enterprising and progressive citizen. Owing to his standing in Canyon County, we have devoted some space in our last issue to statements alleged to have been made by him. Had the statements come from a man of less importance, we would have ignored them. We feel that we have done Mr. Walling an injustice and owe him an apology. This we do now. However, The Tribune cannot make itself believe that the affidavits published in the last issues of the Nampa Leader-Herald state all the facts in the case. Those affidavits completely exonerate Mr. Walling, but they do not complete the case. As we understood the case, the three men mentioned in our last issue visited Nampa, and were shown all over the county. In talking with a Mr. Manning they were told of the unsafety of the Deer Flat dam and also of the danger from Nampa. These men also talked with Mr. Walling about other matters. When they got to Caldwell the two names had become confused in their minds, and in relating the matter to several Caldwell persons, spoke of Walling instead of Manning. This mistake might easily be made by strangers as the names are something alike. The Tribune has ample evidence to prove that the gentlemen told the story reported in the last issue. We are glad, however, to correct the error, both the gentlemen and The Tribune made, and to apologize to the people of Nampa and to Mr. Walling.

Source: Caldwell Tribune, March 21, 1908.

R.W. Millard, Retired Bee Executive, Dies

Ralph W. (Duke) Millard, 67, retired business manager of The Fresno Bee, died today in a local hospital. It is believed his death was due to a heart attack. An autopsy has been ordered.

Millard, who retired from The Bee in 1959, had been living in Cayucos, San Luis Obispo County.

He entered the hospital last night and died at 7:30 o’clock this morning.

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Katie Virginia Bean

Mrs. Katie Virginia Bean, granddaughter of an early Oregon pioneer family, died at a local nursing home Friday at the age of 78 years. Services will be at 1 p.m. from the Colonial mortuary with Rev. Neville Blunt officiating and interment and at Lincoln Memorial park. She had formerly resided at 720 N.E. 69th ave. Mrs. Bean was born March 26, 1876, in Boise. She was the widow of W.S. Bean and sister of the late James Mullany. Her grandparents were Jerome and Sarah Walling who settled with early pioneers in Amity.

Survivors include daughters, Mrs. F.E. VonGroenewald, Mrs. E.E. Charpantier and Mrs. T.P. Weston, all of Portland; Mrs. Viola Ames, Tacoma, Wash., and Mrs. Henry Gantenbein, Vashon Island, Wash.; a son, T.S. Bean, Oakland, Cal.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Source: Portland Oregonian, December 12, 1954.

Jesse Walling

News of the death of Jesse N. Walling, of Fowler, former Madera resident, has been received by friends here. He died in Fowler last night following a sudden illness. Services will be held at the Fowler Funeral chapel tomorrow at 11 a.m. Mr. Walling is survived by his wife, the former Agnes E. Cook of Madera. He was a son-in-law of Mrs. H.E. Cook of this city. While living in Madera Mr. Walling operated the Madera Drug company.

Source: Madera Tribune, December 23, 1949.

Herndon Resident, Mrs. Walling, 86, Succumbs Thursday

Mrs. Malinda Walling, 86, of Herndon, died Thursday night at her home following a short illness. She was the widow of the late Albert E. Walling, a Fresno district rancher. Born in Illinois she had lived in California forty years and in the Fresno district for the past twenty-eight years.

Surviving Mrs. Walling are two sons, John C. Walling and Jesse N. Walling, both of Fowler, a brother, James Reynolds, of Illinois; a sister, Mrs. Wilbur Jarvis of Missouri; four granddaughters, Mrs. Ralph Millard, Mrs. J.P. Stanton and Miss Margaret Walling, all of Fresno, and Mrs. Paul Beck of Los Angeles; and three grandsons, Curtis Walling of San Diego, Nelson Walling of Fowler and Frank Tyrrell of Honolulu.

Funeral rites were conducted Saturday morning at 9 o’clock in the Stephens and Bean chapel in Fresno. Mrs. Harry Sarkisian was the soloist. Interment followed in Mount View Cemetery.

Source: Fowler Ensign, August 24, 1939.

Former Maderan To Wed On July 11th

Fresno Woman To Be Bride Of Justice Walling

Mrs. Mattie E. Johnson of Fresno and Ernest Walling of Fresno, formerly of Madera, will be united in marriage Sunday, July 11th, at the First Congregational church in Fresno, it was recently announced.

Mr. Walling, justice appointee of the third township justice court of Fresno, lived in Madera for several years.  Ernest Walling is the brother of Jesse Walling he is the brother of Jesse Walling [sic] and John Walling of Fowler and George Walling of Fresno and Huntington Lake.

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Mrs. Dora Walling Dies Here Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Walling, 70, who died suddenly at the McMinnville hospital, were held from the Macy Memorial chapel Tuesday. Burial was in the Amity cemetery.

Born at Amity, May 13, 1866, she was the daughter of James and Anna Russling Weston. She had been a member of the Baptist church for 50 years and was a member of the American Legion auxiliary.

Surviving are one son, Nelson, of Wyoming; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Wright, of Salem; a brother, Charles Weston, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Breeding and Mrs. F.S. Thomas, all of Amity. Her husband, Fred Walling, preceded her in death.

Source: McMinnville Telephone Register, September 17, 1936.