1860 OR CENSUS - A. A.[M?] Walling (female), age 9, b. Oregon, is enumerated with J. D. Walling, age 44, occupation farmer, b. Virginia, and E. A., age 37, b. New York, along with Olive, age 18, b. Iowa, Phebe, age 15, b. Iowa, John, age 13, b. Iowa, Benjamin, age 11, b. Oregon, Stelly, age 5, b. Oregon, J. D., male, age 3, b. Oregon, and Florence, age 1, b. Oregon.
MARRIAGE - S.S. Gimble & Amy M. Walling m 18 March 1888 at residence of Pastor [name not given]. Wit: Emma R. Rollins & Ella M. Parish
1900 OR CENSUS - Amy M. Gimble, age 49, mother of no children, b. Oregon, is enumerated with her husband of 8 years, Sabastion, age 53, occupation shoemaker, b. Jan 1857 in Germany.
NOTE - Sebastian Gimble died 9 July 1916 in Marion Co, Oregon [OSBH DC 1916 Marion Co #358] and was buried in City View Cemetery at Salem
Is Love Blind
A Case That Goes to Prove the Old Chestnut
There lives at Zena, in Polk county, a cranky individual of the male persuasion by the name of S.S. Gimble, says the Salem Statesman. He is postmaster at that place, which makes the assertion that he is a mail doubly conclusive, as the reader will no doubt admit. This man Gimble is also a shoemaker, and his whole sole has ever gone out to and yearned for the gentle sex, but he didn’t seem to take very well with the feminine portion of the community, and he could not find a peggy who was willing to be his awl, to whom he could cling to the last. His affections were not contagious, like the measles. He was no doubt too anxious.
But there is an old chestnuts that “every Jack will find his Jill,” or words to that effect, and also that “love is blind,” which chestnuts are proven by the case which brings about this item.
There resides near Zena a widow lady named Mrs Jesse Walling, who has a daughter named Amy walling. This daughter is totally blind, and has for several years been a student at the state school for the blind at Salem.
Gimble laid siege to the citadels of her heart, and as she was blind, and “love is blind,” she capitulated, and consented to prance down the matrimonial pathway, led by the Zena Nasby, forever, or words to that affect.
People who live near Zena say that had the present Mrs Gimble not been blind, the approaches of the Zena shoemaker would not have received so much consideration, but this is repudiated by his friends as a base slander.
Anyway, on last Sunday evening Gimble led his blind fiancée before Rev Mr Rollins, of the Methodist church in Salem and there they were united in marriage. He took her home, and kept her concealed for several days about his premises, not informing his friends of his late marriage, until the fact was accidently discovered by some caller. He at first denied the rumor of his marriage, but finally admitted that he had hitched up in the matrimonial traces. Many of those who know the parties were surprised, and it is understood that the mother of the bride objected to the marriage. The young lady is highly spoken of by all.
Unidentified Clipping, PCHS