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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ John Walling ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Walling, John
BORN: 14 Sep 1846 DIED: 9 Apr 1928 BURIED: 12 Apr 1928 (Spring Valley Cemetery)
DEATH PLACE: Toledo, Lincoln Co., Oregon

1850 OR CENSUS – John Walling (4y, b Iowa) enumerated with Jesse (34y, b Virginia, occupation farmer), Eliza A. (28y, b New York), Olive (8y, b Iowa), Phebe (6y, b Iowa), Benjamin F. (2y, b Oregon), Ann Wise (22y, b New York) and Elias Robbins (24y, b Indiana)

1860 OR CENSUS - John Walling, age 13, b. Iowa, 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,  Benjamin, age 11, b. Oregon, A. A. (female), age 9, b. Oregon, Stelly, age 5, b. Oregon, J. D., male, age 3, b. Oregon, and Florence, age 1, b. Oregon.
MARRIAGE – John Walling and Celia J. Harris, m 2 Oct 1870 at house of James Harris; J. H. Turner, J. P. Wit: John Taylor & W. E. Luper. 
1880 OR CENSUS - John Walling, age 32, occupation farmer, b. Iowa, is enumerated with Celia J., age 28, b. Missouri, along with Tracy (female), age 7 months, b. Oregon.
1900 OR CENSUS - John Walling, age 53, occupation farmer, b. Sep 1846 in Missouri, is enumerated with his wife of 30 years, Celia J., age 50, mother of 7 children 4 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Jan 1850 in Missouri, along with Tracey C., age 20, single, b. Nov 1879 in Oregon, Lorin M., age 17, b. Aug 1882 in Oregon, and Alvin F., age 15, b. Sep 1884 in Oregon.

1910 OR CENSUS – John Walling (63y, b Iowa, married 39y) enumerated with wife Celia (60y, b Missouri, mother of 6 children, 3 living at time of census) and son Loren (27y, b Oregon)

1920 OR CENSUS – John Walling (72y, b Ohio) enumerated with wife Celia J. (69y, b Virginia)

DISCREPANCY - Marker gives year of death as 1929, Oregon death index indicates 1928.


OSBH DC (1928 Lincoln co) #16 John Walling, male, retired farmer, married, spouse of Celia Walling; b 14 Sept 1846, Iowa; father Jesse B. Walling; mother Eliza Ann Wise; d 9 Apr 1928, 1 mi E of Toledo, age 81y 6m 25d; lived in area 3y; bur Zena cem; informant William Toner 


John Walling died at Toledo, Oregon, Monday, April 9, 1928, at the age of 81 years. He was a Polk county pioneer, was born in Iowa September 14, 1846, and was a year old when the family came to Oregon with an emigrant train of ox teams, making the journey in six months. The first winter was spent in Oregon City, but the next spring they located at Zena on a donation land claim of 640 acres In 1870 Mr Walling married Miss Celia Harris, who was born in Missouri January 16, 1850, and came across the plains in the same year. To this union nine children were born. Six died in infancy and one son, Loren, reached manhood before his death. Two sons, Tracy and Alvin, survive. In 1880 Mr Walling purchased property in Lincoln, Polk county, and set 40 acres in hops. About three years ago he disposed of his interests there and moved to Toledo. He is survived by his widow, Mrs Celia Walling, and two sons, Tracy and Alvin, both of the Lincoln community. There also Grant, Wheatland, and Ben F., Portland, and four sisters, Mrs Frank McFarland, Salem; Mrs William Toner, Toledo; Mrs Frank Easley, Portland, and Mrs O.S. Pomeroy, Kimberly, Idaho. Mrs Walling was formerly Celia Harris, whose parents were early Dallas residents. The Dallas armory is now located on the site of their old home. Funeral services were held today at 11 am at the Zena church.

Itemizer Observer, Thursday, April 12, 1928, 7:3


John Walling
Sept. 14, 1846
Apr. 9, 1929


Janssen Compilation
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (1928 Lincoln co) #16

1850 OR CENSUS (Polk co, FA#161)

1860 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Spring Valley, FA #224)
Polk County Oregon Marriage Records 1849-1879, pg 50
1880 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Bethel, ED 102, pg 8B)
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Spring Valley, ED 172, sheet 4A)

1910 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Spring Valley, ED 252, sheet 1A)

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk co, Spring Valley, ED 365, sheet 2A)

IO, 12 Apr 1928, 7:3

ROW: VI 10 A5  

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