Caroline Warner

Mrs. Caroline Warner, wife of L. Warner, who lives on Beacon and East Twelfth streets, died yesterday morning after an illness of two days. Mrs. Warner sat down to supper with the rest of the family, in the enjoyment of the best of health. In the midst of the meal, she suddenly threw up her arms, went into a spasm, and nearly collapsed before assistance could be rendered. Dr. Rafferty was summoned, and remained with her nearly all of Saturday night, doing all in his power to afford relief, but nothing could be done for her. She died at 3 o’clock yesterday morning. The immediate cause of death was paralysis. Mrs. Warner had lived in the city for the past four years, moving here from Amity. She belonged to a well-known pioneer family, being a niece of the late A.G. Walling, formerly a well-known resident of Portland. She was 34 years old, and was born in Polk County. She leaves a husband and three small children. The remains will be taken to Amity today, where the funeral will be held. Rev. Thomas A. Harris, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a member, will conduct the services.

Source: Portland Oregonian, November 23, 1897.


Dewitt Warner

Graveside services will be held at the Amity Cemetery, Thursday, Sept. 28, 1967 at 1:30 p.m. for Dewitt Warner, 84, with arrangements by Scott’s Funeral Chapel. He died in Forest Grove Sept. 24. Born in Phillip County, Kansas Nov. 13, 1882, the son of Nancy and James Warner, he came with his parents to the Amity area where he lived until 1959 when he moved to Forest Grove.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Landers of Alleghany, Ore., Mrs. Mildred Warren of Forest Grove, Mrs. Bessie Simonson, McMinnville; three sons, Francis Warner of San Diego, Irvin Warner of Amity, and Robert Warner of Beaverton; 25 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Source:  McMinnville News-Register, September 27, 1967.

Amity Pioneer Man is Called to Final Home

Amity, April 9.—William Gilbert Walling was born in Spring Valley, near Zena, Oregon, on June 5, 1858, and died at his home near Amity, Oregon, April 5, 1927, at the age of 68 years and 10 months. He was the oldest son of Nelson and Celestia Walling, pioneers of 1847, and a nephew of Jerome Walling who laid out the original town of Amity.
Walling came to Amity in 1880 and in 1885 he was married to Miss Jessie Beckett, who survives him, also the following children: Chester Walling of Falls City, Merle Walling of Independence, Mrs. Idahlia Freeman of Portland, Mrs. Dewitt Warner, Mrs. Marie Munkers and Gilbert Walling of Amity, and 18 grandchildren. He also leaves three brothers, Fred Walling and John Walling of Amity and Frank Walling of Portland.
Walling was a member of the Baptist church. Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist church at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. L.S. Shumaker, pastor of the Amity Baptist church officiating, and the final rites were held in the Amity cemetery.

Source: The Salem Capital Journal, April 9, 1927.