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.

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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.

Mrs. Walling, Life-Long Resident of the Valley, Dies

Mrs. Jesse D. Walling, a life-long resident of this section of the valley, died early Sunday morning at a local convalescent home at the age of 87 years following an illness of several months.

Born at Fairfield, near St. Paul, Ore., August 26, 1862, Mrs. Walling was the former Cora Loose. Her father was Fred Loose, who came to Oregon in 1851, and her mother was Emily Stout Loose, whose family came to this state in 1843. Mrs. Walling attended the old Brush College, her family living for years in the Brush College community. Following her marriage, Mrs. Walling lived at Zena, then at Lincoln, the Walling family home having been a Lincoln for the past 53 years. Mr. Walling died 12 years ago. Continue reading “Mrs. Walling, Life-Long Resident of the Valley, Dies”

Susan Whisenand & Louis L. Kurtz

News comes of the approaching marriage of Miss Susan Whisenand of Martinez, Calif., to Louis L. Kurtz, of Short Hills, N.J. The wedding will be Friday in Denver, Colo. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand (Dorothy Mott) of Martinez, and is the granddaughter of Mrs. James W. Mott of Salem and Mrs. Benjamin Whisenand of Bend . . . . Mr. Kurtz is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis F. Kurtz of Short Hills . . . . Miss Whisenand is a junior at Loretto Heights College in Denver, and Mr. Kurtz is a junior at Regis College in Denver . . . .

Source: Salem Capital Journal, September 19, 1968.