Hold Jesse Walling’s Funeral

Crossed Plains in 1865—Interment to Be at Colfax.

Funeral services for Jesse Walling, age 84, a retired farmer, who died Saturday, were held yesterday at 2 o’clock from the Hazen-Jaeger chapel, the Rev. Williams of the Manito Presbyterian church officiating.

Mr. Walling crossed the plains to Oregon in 1865, and soon after located a homestead on the site of Colfax. While he returned to Oregon to bring his family his claim was jumped and he located to another on the Palouse river. For the last few months he had been ailing and was undergoing treatment at a hospital. He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Elbert, of E22 Twenty-night avenue, and a son, J.H. Walling, of Peone prairie. The body will be buried in Colfax.

Source: Spokane Spokesman-Review, October 23, 1917.

Aged Main Fails to Obtain Sum Alleged Due From Daughter

Jesse Walling Hears Court Rule That Case Can Proceed No Further.

Again Jesse W. Walling, an old man past 80 years of age, has failed in his effort to collect from his daughter, Lizzie Elbert, and her husband, Harvey Elbert, the sum of $1820 which he alleges they defrauded him out of in a land transaction. Feeble and alone, with his hair streaming down over his shoulders, he sat in Judge Bert Linn’s court today and heard the court rule that his case could go no further.

Judge Linn, before whom the case has been heard for the last two days, took it from the jury and ordered a continuance. In withdrawing the case Judge Linn ruled that a motion for dismissal would be granted, unless counsel for the plaintiff wished for a continuance in which to formulate an amended complaint. The continuance was taken.

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Wife Given Custody of Children.

Sadie Mermelstein was granted a divorce from Louis Mermelstein on grounds of cruelty and was awarded custody of their six children in a decree signed by Circuit Judge Davis yesterday. Judge Gantenbein allowed Eda L. Walling a divorce from Realous C. Walling on grounds of cruelty.

Source: Oregon Daily Journal, December 5, 1915.

Doctor Gets No Pay For Service

A verdict for $472 was brought in by a jury in Superior Judge Huneke’s court Monday for Jesse W. Walling, aged 82, in the latter’s suit against Dr. J.A. Born. This was the second trial of the case, and the verdict was practically the same as the one brought in for Mr. Walling at the former hearing.

Walling declared that Dr. Born agreed not to charge him anything for treatment if he failed to cure him, but that afterward he took a check for $575 from him and refused to return any of it, although he had not made him better.

Dr. Born testified that Walling owed him $662 for his bill, saying that, in addition to giving the old man treatment, he had advanced him $102. The jury allowed nothing for the treatment in its verdict, but reimbursed the doctor for the money advanced.

Source: Spokane Chronicle, October 19, 1915.

Unable to Prove Property Hidden

Because of the plaintiff’s inability to provide that Dr. J.A. Born or his associate, Dr. Mary Oliver, were concealing any of Born’s property and refusing to apply it to a judgement secured against him by Jesse W. Walling some time ago, Presiding Judge Blake of the superior court today dismissed an injunction forbidding Dr. Born or Dr. Oliver from disposing of any of the property of the former.

Walling was given a verdict by a jury in Judge Huneke’s court for the recovery of about $500 from Dr. Born on a check which Walling claimed the doctor took from him while acting as his physician and refused to return.

Source: Spokane Chronicle, December 27, 1915.

Jesse W. Walling May Not Collect

Judge Clifford of Tacoma Grants Dr. J.A. Born Another Trial.

A new trail of the case brought by Jesse W. Walling against Dr. J.A. Born to recover $575 which he declared he had given the physician to hold in trust form him, was granted today by Superior Judge M.L. Clifford of Tacoma, who presided over the trial here.

Judge Clifford declared that the verdict for the plaintiff was against the weight of evidence in the case, which was plainly to the effect that the money had been paid for the physician’s services. Word of the decision was received here today by Attorney George M. Sommer, who represented the defendant.

Source: Spokane Chronicle, April 22, 1915.

He Gets Verdict Against Doctor

Jesse W. Walling was granted a verdict yesterday against Dr. J.A. Born by a jury in Superior Court Judge Clifford’s court yesterday evening for $575, which Walling declared he had given the physician with the understanding that it was for a place in an institution. The doctor, who contended the money was for services, was allowed a counter claim for $102.50, which he testified he had paid out for the plaintiff.

Source: Spokane Chronicle, March 26, 1915.

Pioneer of 1854.

Gabriel Walling died of heart disease at the home of his son, in Portland, last Friday, aged 67 years. He was one of Oregon’s earliest and most respected settlers, and was well known throughout the Willamette Valley. Mr. Walling was a son of Mr. and Mrs. John Walling, deceased, and was born in Illinois in 1836. Five sons and one daughter survive him. The funeral services were held in the Amity M.E. Church on Sunday morning, January 17.

Source: Polk County Observer, January 22, 1904.