St. John Jottings (Excerpt)

The authorities last Saturday raided the livery barn of Walling brothers in search of a certain blind pig that has strayed here from some other town, presumably Colfax or Spokane.  A dray load of bottles, mostly empty, was seized as evidence. Papers were served on the two Walling boys and Fred Cook, the former charges with allowing the use of their premises for illicit purposes and the latter for selling liquor without a license.  The hearing was set for Tuesday, but the cases have been continued until July 6.  Meanwhile it is a little doubtful, some think, just what Justice Case will do with the bottles and their contents, as the Fourth comes before the trial.

Source:  Colfax Gazette, June 24, 1904.



George Erden and Miss Geneva Walling were united in marriage by J. Whitcomb Brougher, D.D., March 13 in the parlors of the White Temple.

Source: Portland Oregonian, March 21, 1909.

E.C. Walling Dead

Died, in Woodburn, Ore., on Sunday, November 1, Enos Clark Walling, aged 52 years, 7 months and 4 days. He leaves a widow and six children. Mr. Walling was born in Oregon and came to Idaho with his father, when he was 7 years of age. The remains arrived in Boise yesterday evening. The funeral will leave Schreiber & Sidenfaden’s undertaking parlors at 2:45 p.m. today. Services will be held in the Christian church at 3 o’clock. Interment will be made in the Masonic cemetery.

Source: Idaho Statesman, November 4, 1908.

Former Madera Woman Is Buried

Mrs. Malinda E. Walling Dies Near Fresno

Funeral services for Mrs. Malinda E. Walling, 86, formerly of Madera, were conducted in Fresno Saturday morning. Mrs. Walling died near Fresno Friday.

She leaves four sons, John C. and Jesse Walling, John C. and James Reynolds of Illinois; a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Jarvis of Missouri; four granddaughters, Mrs. Ralph Millard and Mrs. J.P. Stanton, Miss Margaret Walling 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.

Mrs. Walling was a native of Illinois.

Source: Madera Tribune, August 21, 1939.

Miss Tobler Bride at Church Service Saturday; Reception Is at Sorority

Numerous burning candles softly lighting a beautiful arrangement of flowers formed the setting for the marriage of Miss Dolores Lorraine Tobler, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest I. Tobler, to Mr. Walter Charles Walling, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Walling, Saturday evening in the First Congregational church. Dr. Williston Wirt, church pastor, performed the ceremony at eight-thirty o’clock before a large assembly of friends and relatives.

Only candlelight was used throughout the church for the wedding.

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Local Brevities (Excerpt)

Otto and E. Walling, charged with allowing liquor to be dispensed unlawfully upon their premises in St. John, were arraigned before Judge Chadwick, Monday. Their attorney, J.T. Brown, demurred to the complaint and Judge Chadwick has the question under advisement.

Source: Colfax Gazette, August 5, 1904.

Wallings in Trouble Again

Otto and E. Walling of St. John were bound over to the superior court Friday by Justice Case of that town and they furnished bonds in the sum of $200 each. Both are charged with allowing their livery barn to be used as a place for the distribution of intoxicating liquors. The Wallings have been in trouble before.

Source: Colfax Gazette, July 15, 1904.

A Pioneer of Idaho

E.C. Walling living on East Warm Springs avenue yesterday received a telegram telling of the death of his brother Fletcher Walling, at Salem, Oregon.  The deceased was 61 years of age at the time of his death.  He leaves no family.  Fletcher Walling was one of the earliest comers to this section of Idaho, he having lived in Boise in the early 60’s.  He left Idaho a number of years ago, however, after the pioneering days were over, and has made his home in Oregon. He will be recalled by some of the old timers here though he left before the present generation came on the scene.

Source:  Idaho Statesman, April 26, 1907.

The Natural Climax To A Love Story

The marriage of Mr. Loren Walling and Miss Bertha Jennings, at the home of the bride’s parents was the climax of a pretty country love story. The young couple are well known both in Spring Valley and in Salem. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Walling, while the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Jennings. The Wallings and the Jennings are old settlers in Oregon.

Many beautiful, as well as serviceable presents were received by the young pair, and some one had the audacity to bring along a bag of old shoes, and a couple of tiny new ones. Rev. P.S. Knight drove out this morning to perform the ceremony.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, December 7, 1911.