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The Winchester Star 1901-1951

The Winchester Star is the paper of record for the town of Winchester, Massachusetts and was a weekly publication, coming out on Friday of each week. These files presently contain digital images of the Star from January 4, 1901 through December 26, 1947 (more to come). The Winchester Star liked to publish items of an historical nature, from biographies of leading citizens (past and present) to items of history in reference to events which occurred in the past in Winchester. The publisher also filled his pages with photographs, and it’s possible that you may find your Winchester ancestors photo within it’s pages, albeit, a paper photograph, while not ideal, may be the only likeness you have for an ancestor.

Biographical Sketch of Horace H. Walling

Horace H. Walling has been a resident of San Mateo County since October, 1905. He was born in Kirkville, Iowa, on December 5th, 1869. In 1882 his parents came to California, locating in Woodland, Yolo County, where he finished his education in the public schools. Upon leaving school he entered the office of the Woodland Mail to learn the printing trade and journalism, and for a number of years followed the printing and publishing business. During his newspaper experience he was the founder and owner of one of the principal papers of Placerville, El Dorado County. In 1901 he became identified with the Type Foundery and Printers Supply business in San Francisco, and since then his business interests have been in San Francisco. He is the Vice-President and Manager of the Keystone Type Foundary of California, located at 638 Mission Street. In 1891 he married Miss Elisa Stevenson, of one of the pioneer families of Marysville, California. Mrs. Walling is a prominent worker in Civic and Literary Clubs in San Mateo, taking an active interest in the welfare of the Public Schools as President of the Parent-Teachers’ Association. They have two children, Horace S., and Elisa B. Mr. Walling takes an active part in fraternal circles; is a member of San Mateo Lodge No. 226 F. & A. M., and San Mateo Lodge No. 1112 B. P. 0. E. The family home is at 236 Elm Street, San...

Walling, Josie – Obituary

A Sudden Death One of the saddest events it has been the Republican’s duty to chronicle, is the sudden death of Mrs. Josie Walling, of this city. She had been in general good health up to a short time previous to her taking off, when she complained of not feeling well. Tuesday she was at home alone at her residence near the public school building; Mr. Walling left her at 2:15 and at 3:30 o’clock her little daughter returning from school found her prostate upon the floor of her bedroom and as she could not arouse her ran over to their neighbor, Mrs. James and summoned her. When assistance arrived there was no help for her, and all indications are of heart failure. Mr. Walling has the sympathy of the community in this sad bereavement. Caused by Heart Failure The coroner’s jury empanelled by Justice Blakeslee to enquire into the death of Mrs. Josie Walling, completed their labors yesterday morning and made the following report: In the matter of the inquest upon the body of Josie Walling, deceased: We the jury impanelled to enquire into the death of Josie walling, find that said Josie Walling came to her death in Union, Union county, Oregon on the 1st day of November, 1892. That we find that she came to her death through heart failure. W.H. Huffman J.W. Kennedy W.T. Carroll E.E. Willard John A. Tucker Ed. E. Cates Jury Eastern Oregon Republican Thursday November 3,...

Biographical Sketch of Percy H. Walling

Percy H. Walling of Garden Grove, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1838. His parents, James and Louisa (Saxton) Walling, were natives of Vermont, and early settlers of the Buckeye State. Their fourth child, the subject of this sketch, went with his parents in 1853 to Green County, Wisconsin, where later he bought land and engaged in stock-raising and farming until 1880, when he moved to Jewell County, Kansas, and subsequently to Mitchell County, where he was in the stock business until he came to California in 1888. He has here erected a very handsome residence at Garden Grove, where he expects to spend the rest of his life taking care of his fruits and vines. He also has good residence property in El Modena. He was married in Wisconsin in 1871, to Miss Emma, daughter of Harmon B. Stewart, and a native of Wayne County, Ohio. Their children are: Mabel, Bertha, Leon, Lester and Frank. Politically Mr. Walling is a Republican. He is an old veteran of the war, having served four years in Company E, Thirteenth Wisconsin...

Biographical Sketch of George W. Walling

GEORGE W. WALLING. – George W. Walling was born in Ohio on December 18, 1818. He moved with his parents to Iowa in 1828, and remained there ten years. He came thence to Oregon in 1847, crossing the plains by ox-team with his parents. He was married in Iowa to Miss Frances Nye. His first son was born at a place called Mud Springs, on the summit of the Rocky Mountains. He arrived in Oregon City on the 10th of September, 1847, and remained there one year, when he moved to the place he now occupies about two miles from Oswego, on the west bank of the Willamette river, where he has lived for over forty-one years. He once owned the Willamette Nursery; but as old age grew on, and feeling unable to attend to the business himself, he turned it over to his oldest son, who now owns it. He has a family of seven children, four boys and three girls. He has been a school superintendent for fifteen years, and is one of the leading old pioneers of his section. He still retains his vigor, and takes an active part in the working of his magnificent orchard and...

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