Short News Items from 1944

[Ulster:] Leon Sutton and family have moved from Sayre to the Stack house on Smithfield street. (Sayre Evening Times, January 10, 1944)

John P. Rorick and daughter Mrs. Prosser Watts returned yesterday from West Point where they were guests for a week of Capt. and Mrs. Alan G. Rorick. (Adrian Daily Telegram, February 11, 1944)

Celesta Walling, who has been attending school at Monmouth this winter was here for the week end to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Walling. (Corvallis Gazette-Times, February 24, 1944)

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A Story of Planning, Building and Living in a Beautiful Country Home

“A home should be a haven for those who live in it.

“A home should be a place of beauty and charm—with a feeling of peace, security and serenity; with an atmosphere of warmth, graciousness and hospitality.”

Those expressions indeed represent the philosophy of Mrs. James W. Mott, who is leaving her home after 35 years of planning, building and living in it.

She has sold her country home, a Polk County show place at Zena, to Mr. and Mrs. Jock Brydon, former Salem residents who are returning here after living in California. The new owners take possession this weekend.

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Mrs. James W. Mott

At ceremonies held at Swan Island shipyard in Portland this morning at 11:30 o’clock Mrs. James W. Mott, wife of Congressman Mott, acted as sponsor at the launching of the U.S.S. Glenn’s Ferry. Mrs. Mott was attended by her daughters, Mrs. John L. Sullivan and Mrs. Benjamin Murry Whisenand, who served as the matrons of honor, and little Miss Beverly Mott was the flower attendant.

Mrs. Mott wore a handsome black afternoon dress trimmed with white chiffon embroidery and a small black hat.

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Daughter Born to Whisenands

A daughter was born Monday evening, December 6, to Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin M. Whisenand at Emanuel hospital, Portland.

The baby is the second child in the family, a son, James Mott Whisenand, being nearly two years old. Mrs. James W. Mott of Salem is grandmother of the baby, Mrs. Whisenand being the former Dorothy Mott, and other grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand of Bend, Ore. Mrs. J.D. Walling of Lincoln community is a great grandmother.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, December 7, 1948.

Congressman’s Daughter To Wed

Pretty, brunette Dorothy May Mott is on the romantic beam here at the capital. Congressman and Mrs. James Mott have announced her engagement to Benjamin Murray Whisenand, son of Mr. and Mrs. BenJamin [sic] Whisenand of Bend. The benedict-elect is enrolled in the Navy V-12 program is attending Willamette University.

Source: Nyssa Gate Journal, March 16, 1944.

Rep. Mott Dies In Washington

Washington, Nov. 13 (AP)—Rep. James W. Mott (R., Ore.) a member of congress since 1933, died yesterday of a heart attack on his 62nd birthday.

He had been in Bethesda, Md., naval hospital three weeks and on Thursday underwent an operation for relief of an intestinal obstruction.

The house political lineup is now 241 democrats, 188 republicans, two members of other parties and four vacancies.

Mott’s active career in the legal profession and politics began in 1917 with his graduation from the Willamette law school and his admission to the bar. He immediately opened a law office in Astoria, closed it a year later to enter the U.S. Navy, returned in 1919, was city attorney 1920-22 and then served three terms, 1922-24-26, as state representative.

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Dorothy Mott & Benjamin Whisenand

Stellar wedding of the autumn season for capital society will be solemnized at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the country place of Congressman and Mrs. James W. Mott when their second daughter, Miss Dorothy Mott, becomes the bride of Ensign Benjamin Murry Whisenand, son of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Whisenand of Bend. Rev. George H. Swift, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church, will read the ceremony in the presence of the two families and an assemblage of distinguished guests.

The couple will exchange their vows before a large window looking out into the lovely sloping gardens. White chrysanthemums, ivy and cathedral tapers will grace the improvised altar.

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Miss Beverly Mott is Bride of Gary Jones at Church Rites

White with an accent of red were the colors chosen by Miss Beverly James Mott for her beautiful early autumn wedding Tuesday night when she became the bride of Gary Marl Jones. The Gothic sanctuary of the First Methodist Church was the setting for the 8 o’clock nuptials performed by Dr. Brooks Moore. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mrs. James W. Mott and the late Congressman Mott and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gail H. Jones.

The altar was banked with bouquets of red and white gladioluses and dahlias. Lighting the candles were Miss Claudia and Miss Clarice Waters, who wore white net frocks. Verne Esch was the soloist and Alice Rose Jones was the organist.

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Mott, Tilley Are Wed

The wedding of Mrs. James W. Mott of Salem, Ore., to Walter B. Tilley of Ukiah, Calif. took place on Saturday, Feb. 20 in Martinez, California at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand. Judge Richard E. Arnason performed the four o’clock ceremony.

A reception followed the family wedding after which the couple left on a trip to Mexico.

On their return they will be at home in Salem temporarily at 430 Vista Ave. SE.

Tilley is a retired chief forester for the Masonite Corp., California Operations, and was chief forester for the West Coast Lumberman’s Association. Mrs. Tilley was the widow of U.S. Congressman Mott of Oregon.

Source: Eureka Times-Standard, February 25, 1971.

Congressman’s Wife to Christen Ship August 11

Launching ceremonies for the U.S.S. Glenn’s Ferry will be held at the Swan Island shipyard in Portland Saturday, August 11, with Mrs. James. W. Mott, wife of Congressman Mott, acting as the sponsor. Mrs. Mott will have her daughters, Mrs. John L. Sullivan and Mrs. Benjamin Murry Whisenand as her matrons of honor and little Miss Beverly Mott will be her mother’s flower girl.

A luncheon will be given as a compliment to Mrs. Mott following the christening of the ship with a group of Salem and out-of-town folk making up the guest list.

Source: Salem Capital Journal, August 3, 1945.