Funeral services for Mrs. EXPERIENCE WALLING COMPTON, a resident of Keansburg since 1865 was held on September 18 in the Methodist church and burial was made in Green Grove cemetery Keyport. Mrs. Compton was ninety-one years old and had been in failing health for over a year, most of the time being confined to her bed. The deceased was the daughter of Bennett and Eliza Ann Walling and was born at Bethany, now known as Hazlet. Her parents were of English descent, her ancestors coming to this country in 1623. After living with her parents in Port Monmouth and Brooklyn, she came to Keansburg in 1865. In that year she married Thomas Compton, who had served in the Civil War. After their marriage, Dr. Taylor of Middletown secured the position of Keeper of the New Point comfort Lighthouse for Mr. Compton and it was there that the newly married couple went to live. The salary of the lighthouse keeper at that time was $400 per year. The couple lived at the lighthouse forty-seven years during which time there were three children born to them, two of whom survive, Edward T. Compton, former Keansburg assessor, and George N. Compton. After serving forty-seven years at the lighthouse Mr. Compton moved to a home on Main Street and died there in 1917, at the age of seventy-nine years.\par
ALBERT WALLING MORFORD, son of Mrs. Hulda Morford of New Monmouth, died last Wednesday at Asheville, North Carolina, of consumption., He went there about a year ago in the hope of benefitting his health. He was under treatment at a sanitarium there but he was removed from the sanitarium to a private house a few days before his death. His mother visited him at Christmas time and remained with him a month. She returned home and went back again two weeks ago, when she learned that he was worse.
Mr. Morford was thirty-three years old. He was a farmer and he was a man of unusually fine qualities. He was prominent in the activities of the New Monmouth Baptist Church, where he was a teacher of a Sunday school class. He was at one time president of the ushers' union of the Baptist Church. He was a member of the Belford American Mechanics' Lodge. Besides his mother the nearest surviving relative is an aunt, Miss Sarah Walling, who lives with Mrs. Morford.
The body arrived at Red Bank Friday afternoon and was conveyed to his late home. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the house and was largely attended. Rev. A. H. Sutphin conducted the service. The burial was at Fair View cemetery.
Mrs. HULDA TAYLOR WALLING MORFORD, widow of John Morford, died at her home near New Monmouth Saturday evening at the age of seventy-eight years. Death was due to the infirmities of old age. Mrs. Morford was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James K. Walling and she was born on the old Taylor Homestead near Middletown Village. The house on this place was bought recently by Mrs. Amory Haskell and given to the Monmouth County Histroical Association. Mr. Morford died about forty-seven years ago. A son, Albert Morford, died several years ago. For a number of years Mrs. Morford lived at Port Monmouth and later moved to the house at New Monmouth where her death occured. She was the oldest member of the New Monmouth Baptist Church in terms of years.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the church and the internment was in Fair View Cemetery. The bearers were William Morford, Willard Palmer, Henry Coe, Walter Willey, George Acker and Thomas Roberts.
VAUGHAN-At Annadale, March 1st, Edward E. Vaughan, 58 years and two months. He was a son of John Vaughan Sr. of Rossville and the late Jane Vaughan. Besides his aged father, he is survived by three sons, William of Port Monmouth, NJ, Charles E. of Rossville and Burton of Annadale, and a daughter Mrs. John hugi of Annadale; also by five brothers, and two sisters. The funeral will be held at the residence Sunday at 2 p.m.; burial in the family plot at St. Luke's Cemetery, Rossville. His five brothers and a nephew will act as pallbears at the funeral. Mr. Vaughan had been ill six weeks, but his death was quite sudden. He had been bridge tender at Lemon Creek the past 10 years.
John J. Vaughan, a resident of Staten Island for over half a century, died at the home of his son, William Vaughan, in Corona, L.I., on Wednesday, following a stroke of paralysis several days before. Mr. Vaughan was about eighty-six years old and came from Wales to this country fifty-two years ago. He was in the undertaking business in Rossville for many years, where he resided and was well known all over the island. He retired from business several years ago and went to live with is son about a year ago. Mr. Vaughan is survived by four sons and three daughters. They are Thomas, of Rossville; William, of Corona; David R. and Henry of Brooklyn; Mrs. Henry Walling, of Keyport; Mrs. Jachariah Taylor and Mrs. Alfred Fisher of Brooklyn. The funeral was held from his late residence last night and the interment followed in St. Luke's episcolpal Cemetery at Rossville today. Mr/ Vaughan was the father of the late John J. Vaughan Jr, of Tottenville, a former alderman of the fifth ward of the borough of Richmond.
Mrs. AGNES HALLIDAY WALLING, wife of Lloyd Walling of Keyport, died of Bright's disease on Tuesday of last week after a sickness of two Years. She was a daughter of William Halliday of Belford. Her parents survive her. She also leaves a son, who is five years old, and two brothers, Joseph Halliday of Rumson and William Halliday of Belford. The funeral was held Friday at St. Mary's Episcopal church and the burial was at Green Grove Cemetery.
Mrs. ALIDA WALLING, wife of Isadore Walling, died Wednesday of last week at her Port Monmouth home, at the age of eighty-eight. She was born at Newark, a daughter of Joseph and Caroline Lamb Morris, and spent most of her life at Port Monmouth.
Besides her husband she leaves three sons, Walter, Norman and Isadore and two daughters, Lidora and Mary Walling.
The funeral was held at her late residence Saturday afternoon with Rev. Samuel Johnston of the New Monmouth Baptist Church, in charge. Intermane was in Fair View Cemetery.
Funeral services for ALVIN WALLING, Sr. of Raritan township, were held in Bedle's funeral home at Keyport Monday afternoon of last week. Mr. Walling died the Saturday previous in Monmouth Memorial hospital. He was sixty-three years old and was the son of William W. and Alexina H. Walling.
Mr. Walling is survived by a widow, four sons, Alvin, Jr., of Cheesequake; William W., Charles and George, all of Raritan township; a daughter, Marjorie of Raritan township and a step-daughter, Mrs. Lewis Mazzie of Keansburg. He also leaves two brothers, Garret A. of Centerville and Samuel H. of Marlboro, and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Uhrig of Centerville and Miss Ida M. Walling of Keyport.
Miss ANNIE P. WALLING of Chapel Hill Rd, New Monmouth died Tuesday of pneumonia after a week's illness. She was born at Belford ninety years ago and had been a resident of this section all her life. She was a member of the Belford Methodist Church.
Surviving are three sisters, Misses Emiline and Janette Walling who lived with her, and Mrs. Elnora McCormick of Tindall Road.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock at Mrs. McCormick's home. Rev. Samuel Johnston, pastor of the New Monmouth Baptist Church will be in charge. Internment, will be in Green Grove Cemetery, Keyport.
CHARLES M. WALLING of Navesink, a farmer, died of heart disease last Saturday. He was 45 years old. He was born at Belford and was the son of Mary and Winfield Walling. He leaves a widow, Ida, and six children, Charles, Bertha, Mary, Russell, Daisy and Sadie Walling. He also leaves two sisters and two brothers. They are Mrs. Florence Golden and William K. Walling of Belford, Mrs. Warren F. Garrison of Chapel Hill and James Walling who is in the United States Navy. The funeral was held yesterday afternoon and was conducted by Rev. James Hogate. The burial was made at Navesink.
CRAWFORD L. WALLING of Harmony, in Middletown Township died Tuesday of last week after a sickness of two years. He had undergone two operations. Cancer was the cause of death.
Mr. Walling was born at Harmony 71 years ago and he had always lived there. Since he had been a small boy he had lived in the house where he died. He was one of the most respected and best known farmers of Middletown township. He specialized in raising strawberries, raspberries and blackberries and he was generally regarded as one of the most successful men in this line of business in the county.
Mr. Walling combined with honesty and square dealing a genial and kindly disposition which endeared him to all who knew him. He was particularly popular with children. On one occasion during the World War, when on account of the scarcity of sugar it was arranged not to make the usual Christmas gifts of candy to the children of the New Monmouth Baptist Sunday school, Mr. Walling bought the candy himself for the youngsters.
Mr. Walling was twice married. His first wife before her marriage to him was Mrs. Margaret Thomas of Keansburg, who died a number of years ago. Mr. Walling is survived by his second wife, who before she married him was Mrs. Jennie Johnson of South Amboy. Mr. Walling is survived by two brothers and two sisters. They are Allen Walling of Keyport, Joseph Walling of Trenton, Mrs. Louis Johnson of Jersey City and Mrs. John Bennett Sr. of Port Monmouth.
Mr. Walling was a member of the American Mechanics' lodge of Belford and of the New Monmouth Baptist church. He was one of the trustees of the church. In politics he was a Democrat, but he was not politically ambitious and he was never a candidate for office.
The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the house and at the New Monmouth Baptist church. Rev. A.H. Sutphin of River Plaza, assisted by Rev. H. Pierce Simpson of New Monmouth conducted the service. There was large attendance and many floral tributes. The bearers were Elmer Willett, William R. Taylor, Lafayette Raynor, George Pike, Horace Smith and Daniel C. Hendrickson.
Capt. DAVID A. WALLING, owner of the cider mill and distillery at Tinton Falls, died yesterday in his eighty-second year from a complication of diseases after a long sickness. He was born at Middletown, and during the Civil War was captain of several merchant vessels in the employ of the government. He was arrested and held a prisoner by the Confederates for several weeks. He leaves three children, D. Clarence Walling of Red Bank and Mrs. J. F. Hankinson and Mrs. Calvin C. Cooper of Tinton Falls. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at two o'clock at the house and will be public. The burial will be at Long Branch.
The funeral of Pvt. EDWARD HENRY WALLING, twentyfive, husband of Mrs. Fannie Seeley Walling of Belford, was held Tuesday of last week at the Seymour Funeral Home, Goldsboro, North Carolina, and the body was brought to Belford by train Wednesday evening. Pvt. H. Carl Swink of Paris, TX, one of Pvt. Walling's buddies in the guard squadron at Seymour Johnson Airfield, accompanied the body ot Belford.
Mr. Walling died suddenly of a heart attack Monday morning of last week at the airfield, where he had been stationed for the past fifteen months. He had served in the army seventeen months, and had been a member of the 913th guard squadron since May, 1943.
A second funeral service was held Friday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Walling's aunt, Miss Dot Seeley, with whom Pvt. and Mrs. Walling lived since their marriage.
The flag-draped casket rested in a bower of flowers from relatives and friends. Among the floral pieces was a large wreath of white chrysanthemums, with red, white and blue ribbons from friends in Belford, also a large wreath of rust mums from his buddies in the guard squadron and a red and white roman cross from the Belford engine company, of which he was a member.
Rev. Samuel Johnston of the New Monmouth Baptist church officiated, and Mrs. Johnston sang "Sometime We'll Understand" and "In that City Foursquare." Mr. Johnston also read a letter that Mrs. Walling had received from her husband's commanding officer, praising Pvt. Walling.
Internment under the direction of the Scott Funeral Home was in Fair View Cememtery. Six guards from Camp Coles acted as bearers, and eight others formed a guard of Honor at the grave, where three volleys were fired. A member sounded taps. A delegation from Chemical Hose Co. conveyed the flowers on the fire truck.
Pvt. Walling was born in Belford, a son of Arthur and Nelia Maxson Walling, and attended the Belford school. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by two brothers, Thomas A. and Charles Walling of Belford and a sister Mrs. Evelyn Marks of Red Bank.
ELBERT WALLING of Aberdeen, Maryland, died at his home Wednesday, October 20, after a lingering sickness. He was a former resident of Belford and lived there a number of years. He and his family moved to Aberdeen about twenty years ago, where he was employed by the government. He was retired from service. He survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma Walling and two daughters, Mrs. Richard Sherman and Mrs. Arthur Jewell of Aberdeeen. He also leaves a sister, Mrs. Emma Coe, and one brother, Charles Walling, both of Port Monmouth. A number of relatives from Port Monmouth attended the funeral, which was held at his late home friday. Internment was made in Darlington Cemetery, Maryland.
ELBERT J. WALLING, formerly of Belford, died at his home in Aberdeen, MD, Wednesday October 20. he went to MD in 1919, where he was employed at the Aberdeen proving ground, having been previously similiarly employed at Sandy Hook. (Son of John H. & Lucinda Johnson Walling).
He was a member of the Masonic and the Odd Fellows fraternities and he will be gretly missed by a host of friends in both these organizations as wll as by many others who had come to know his ready smile and cheerful greeting.
He leaves a widow, Mrs. Margaret E. Walling; two daughters, Mrs. Arthur E. Jewell, with whom he resided and Mrs. Richard L. Sherman, both of Aberdeen; also a brother, Charles H. Walling and a sister, Mrs. Henry Coe, both of Port Monmouth.
Services were in charge of Susquehanna Lodge of Masons, assisted by Rev. J. E. Grant. Internment was in Darlington Cemetery, MD.
Miss ELEANOR S. WALLING of New Monmouth died Friday June 16th, after having been sick a year with consumption. She was sixty-two years old and had lived at New Monmouth all her life. She leaves her mother, who is ninety years old, and two sisters, Miss Sara Walling and Mrs. John Morford of New Monmouth. Miss Walling was a school teacher for thirty-five years. She gave up her position in the Middletown Village School about a year ago on account of poor health. Rev. Archibald H. Sutphin of New Monmouth and Rev. Horace R. Goodchild, pastor of the Middletown Baptist Church, conducted the funeral Monday afternoon and the burial was made at Fair View cemetery.
Mrs. ELIZABETH WALLING, who made her home with Mrs. Jennie Trimble of Belford, died Friday morning after a week's illness. She was in her seventieth year. She had been a resident of Belford more than fifty years. She was a member of St. Clement's church and of St. Agnes' guild, both of Belford.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. George Luker, Arthur Walling and George Walling all of Belford. the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at the Lawrence Scott Funeral home, Belford, with J. P. Euler in charge. Burial was in Bay View Cemetery, Atlantic Highlands. (widow of Thos. B. Walling).
Mrs. ELIZABETH C. WALLING, eighty-five years old, wife of Fitzroy Walling of New Monmouth, died Monday after an illness of six months. She was born at Centerville in Holmdel township, a daughter of John H. and Elizabeth Wilson Curtis, and had lived at New Monmouth sixty-five years. She was a member of the New Monmouth Baptist church.
Surviving, are eight children, Mrs. William Morford, Misses Eva L., Anna H. Walling and Curtis Walling of New Monmouth;, Mrs. H. S. Burrowes of Keyport, Mrs. Charles B. Schenck of Asbury Park, Mrs. Harold B. Allen of Doylestown, PA and Mrs. Harold T. Stout of Middletown. She also leaves eleven grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral will be held this afternoon at three o'clock at the late residence. Rev. Samuel Johnston, pastor of the New Monmouth Baptist church, and Rev. William R. Rossell of the Keyport Baptist church will officiate. Internment, in charge of the Scott Funeral home of Belford, will be in Fair View Cemetery.
FITZROY WALLING of New Monmouth died suddenly Thursday morning after a stroke of apolexy. He was stricken while working in a field. He died while he was being taken to his home. Mr. Walling was born at New Monmouth seventy years ago and had lived there all his life. He was a farmer. His mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Walling who is 93 years old, is living. He also leaves a widow, seven daughters and a son. The children are Mrs.. William H. Morford of New Monmouth, Mrs. H.S. Burrows of Keyport, Mrs. Charles S. Schenck of Asbury Park, Misses Evelyn, Agnes, Annie and Geraldine Walling who live at home, and Curtis J. Walling of New Monmouth. Two brothers, Isadore Walling of Port Monmouth and Bishop Walling of New york and a sister, Mrs. Annie Ogden of Virginia, also are survivors. the funeral was held Monday afternoon at two o'clock and was very largely attended. Rev. A.W. Hand, pastor of the Keyport Baptist church, of which church Mr. Walling was a member, conducted the service, assisted b y Rev. A.H. Sutphin of New Monmouth and Rev. Elijah F. Reed of Matawan.
Henry J. Walling died on Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William C. Fowler, of Poole avenue, death being due to bronchial pneumonia, together with the effects of a stroke of paralysis which he suffered on Saturday. Mr. Walling was born in Port Monmouth in 1850 but later removed to Keyport where he lived nearly all of his life. When a young man he engaged in farming but later became interested in masonry, which trade he followed until six years' ago, when forced by ill health to retire. His wife, who was Miss Mary Vaughan, passed away nine years ago. Five sons and five daughters survive him including J. Henry Walling, of Port Monmouth, who is now in Florida; Alfred F. Walling, of Red Bank; Joseph R. Walling and Charles V. Walling, of Keansburg; and Walter O. Walling of Keyport; Mrs. Byron Jackson, of Eatontown;, Miss Nell V. Walling, of Newark; Mrs. Wilbur J. Fowler, Mrs. William C. Fowler and Mrs. Fred Cromey, of Keyport.
There are several surviving grandchildren, among whom are Mary and Robert Scott of Keansburg, children of the late Mrs. Ford Scott, another daughter.
Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. William C. Fowler, of Poole avenue, with Rev. F.T.B. Reynolds in charge and interment was made in Green Grove Cemetery.
JAMES WALLING, son of Charles Walling of Port Monmouth, died on Sunday of last week of pneumonia. He was twenty-eight years old and leaves a widow and two children. He also leaves a brother, Charles Walling. The funeral was held last Wednesday afternoon and the service was conducted by James's father. The burial was at Fair View cemetery.
JOHN CURTIS WALLING, twenty-five, died Saturday at Monmouth Memorial Hospital after a five-months illness contracted while stateioned at For Riley, Kansas. The former soldier, a private first class with the motorized cavalry at Fort Riley, was a patient for awhile at the Fort Riley post hospital.
He was born at New Monmouth, a son of Curtis and Hilda Johnson Walling, July 19, 1918. He was a graduate of Middletown Township H.S. and attended the Packard Business College, New York City.
Surviving, besides his parents, are a sister Joanna and a brother, Fitzroy, an air cadet at San Antonio, TX. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the late residence with Rev. Paul Myer of the Belford Methodist Church officiating. There were many floral tributes and the service was largely attended. Internment, in charge of the H. L. Scott funeral home, Belford, was in Fair View Cemetery. The bearers were Ralph and Harold Morford, Harry Chamberlain, Sidney McLean, Omar Sickles and Mr. Anderson.
JOHN H. WALLING of Port Monmouth died Friday morning of old age. Mr. Walling was eighty-eight years old and had been sick in bed about three weeks. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon in the Belford Methodist church and was in charge of Rev. W. A. Cobb. He was assisted by Rev. A. Sutphin of New Monmouth. The body was buried in Green Grove cemetery at Keyport.
Mr. Walling was the son of Cornelius and Abigail Walling, and was the last of a family of thirteen children. He leaves three sons and a daughter. They are Henry Walling of Keyport, Elbert Walling of Belford and Charles H. Walling and Mrs. henry Coe of Port Monmouth. Mr. Walling leaves twenty four grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Mrs. CRAWFORD WALLING, formerly of Harmony, in Middletown Township, died suddenly last Thursday at her home at Highland Park, New Brunswick. Death came as the result of a nervous breakdown. Mrs. Walling was a widow and she was 56 years old. Before her marriage to Mr. Walling she was Miss MARTHA JENNIE HILLYER. She is survived by two children, they being Mrs. Gladys Bennett and Mrs. Albert Johnson of Port Monmouth.
Mrs. MARY ANN WALLING, formerly of New Monmouth, widow of Elijah Walling, died last Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie Ogden of Alexandria, VA. Mrs. Walling was ninety-eight years old and until a short time before her death she was remarkably active. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock at the home of her son, Isadore Walling of Port Monmouth. Rev. A. H. Sutphin will preach the sermon.
With the funeral of Mrs. MARY E. WALLING last Thursday there was laid to rest one of the most remarkable characters that New Monmouth ever produced. Mrs. Walling was born at that village 98 years ago in the house now occupied by Mrs. Fitzroy Walling. The oldest part of this house was built 250 years ago and the property has always been in the Walling family. Mrs. Walling was a descendant of the old Seabrook family who were among the original settlers of Monmouth county.
Nearly all of Mrs. Walling's life was spent at New Monmouth. Her death occured at Alexandria, Virginia, where for several years she had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Annie Ogden. Besides this daughter she leaves two sons, Isadore Walling of Port Monmouth and Bishop Walling of Glen Rock. Mrs. Walling is also survived by nineteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She was the widow of Elijah Walling.
The funeral was held at Isadore Walling's. Rev. A. H. Sutphin of New Monmouth preached the sermon. There was a large attendance and many floral tributes. Because of her cheerful disposition and her many other sterling traits Mrs. Walling had many friends and admirers and they were at the funeral to pay their last respects. Mrs. Mabel Northcott sang "Abide with Me" and "Asleep in Jesus". Five grandchildren of Mrs. Walling acted as bearers.
Mrs. MARY E. WALLING, who lived with her daughter, Mrs. Robert Seeley of Port Monmouth, died Sunday afternoon of heart disease after having been confined to bed several weeks with a dislocated hip she received in a fall at her home. Mrs. Walling was the widow of Samuel Walling of Port Monmouth who died about twelve years ago. She was born at Port Monmouth seventy-two years ago and had lived there all her life.
Mrs. Walling leaves no close relatives besides Mrs. Seeley. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon of this week an the Seeley residence. Rev. H. Pierce Simpson of the New Monmouth Baptist Church and Rev. Charles W. Robb of the Belford Methodist Church will have charge of the service. Burial will be at Fair View Cemetery.
Mrs. Walling left two brothers, they being William and Louis Meyers of Belford. She is also survived by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The grandchildren are Charles Seeley, Miss Edna Seeley and Robert Seeley, Jr. of Port Monmouth. the great-grandchildren are the children of Charles Seeley.
Mrs. MARY JANE WALLING died Tuesday of last week at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George C. Henry of Belford. She had been sick since last winter and had been confined to the bed eleven weeks previous to her death. Her eighty-second birthday would have occured next Tuesday. Mrs. Walling was born at Farmingdale and her maiden name was Cooper. She was married three times, her last husband being Thomas Walling, who died a number of years ago. Besides the daughter mentioned Mrs. Walling leaves a son, Joseph Estlow, of Point Pleasant. She is also survived by ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and a sister. The sister is Mrs. Ettie Tilton of Herbertsville. Mrs. Walling was a member of the Belford Methodist Church. The funeral was held Saturday at Mrs. Henry's. Two solos were sung by Mrs. Ward Jeffers. The burial was at Fair View Cemetery.
Wife of Henry Walling, died suddenly at her home in Poole Ave about 4 o'clock Wednesday morning. Mrs. Walling had not been in the best of health for a long time, having suffered a fall down cellar about five years ago and never fully recovering. She was able to be around the house, however and on Tuesday she suffered another fall wen she went to raise a window, stricking her side on the window sill.
Doctor was called but she was not believed to be seriously hurt and little or nothing more was thought of it until she expired while lying on a couch talking to one of her daughters. It is now throught the fall may have offected her heart.
Mrs. Walling, whose maiden name was Vaughan, was born in Staylittle, Wales, and was aged 62 years. Her early life was spent at Rossville, NY, but since her marriage had always lived in this vicinity. Besides her husband, she is survived by eleven children. They are J.Henry Walling, Charles Walling, and Mrs. William C. Fowler of Port Monmouth; Mrs. Ford Scott of Keansburg; Mrs. Byron Jackson of Eatontown; Joseph R. Walling, Mrs. Wilbur J. Fowler, Hattie B., Nellie, Alfred F. and Walter O. Walling of East Keyport.
Funeral services will be held tomarrow (Saturday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at the late home of the deceased. Rev. A.W.___ will officiate and interment will be at Green Grove Cemetery.
NORMAN MONROE WALLING, United Press Association employee, died Wednesday, Sept. 27, of pneumonia at Monmouth Memorial Hospital. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman B. Walling of Port Monmouth. Funeral services were held Monday of last week at his late home, with the Rev. Elijah Reed in charge, assisted by Rev. Paul Myers, pastor of the Belford Methodist church.
Mr. Walling was graduated from Middletown Township HS and Columbia College. Following the tradition of his family, dating back to the Revolutionary War period, he volunteered his service to the army and was stationed for a time at fort Ord, CA, with the 47th engineers, remaining there until the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Following Pearl Harbor, he saw 13 months service in Hawaii, where he obtained the rank of sergeant. His commanding officer in Hawaii recommended him for Officer Candidate School, and he began his training at Fort Belvoir, VA.
While at Belvoir, he contracted pleurisy and was transferred to Camp Edward Mars and later to Camp Gordon Johnson in FL. After several weeks in the hospital he received an honorable discharge in January, 1944.
At the time of his death, Mr. Walling was employed by United Press, editing and securing voting news for radio broadcasts of the news agency.
After having been confined to his bed four weeks with a cancer of the liver, SAMUEL WALLING of Port Monmouth died Sunday morning. He was born at Middletown sixty-seven years ago and had lived most of his life in Middletown Township. He was a resident of Keyport a number of years. Mr. Walling leaves a widow and one daughter, Mrs. Robert Seeley of Port Monmouth. He was a carpenter and was a member of the carpenter's union of Keyport. He also belonged to the American Mechanic's Lodge. The funeral was held this morning at the house and was in charge of Rev. A. H. Sutphin of New Monmouth assisted by Rev. Elijah F. Reed of Belford.
Mrs. SARAH A. WALLING of Port Monmouth, widow of James K. Walling, died of old age and general debility last Thursday night shortly after midnight. She was ninty-two years old. She was born May 23rd, 1826, in Middletown Township and had lived in that township all her life with the exception of a few years when she lived in Cranbury. She had six children, two of whom are now living. They are Miss Sarah Walling and Mrs. Hulda Taylor Morford of Port Monmouth She also leaves five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral was held Sunday afternoon at her late home, where she had lived nearly fifty years. The sevice was conducted by Rev. Horace R. Goodchild of Middletown, assisted by Rev. A. H. Sutphin of New Monmouth. The burial was at Fair View Cemetery. Mrs. Walling had been a member of the Middletown Baptist Church since she was eleven years old.
Miss SARAH F. WALLING after a lingering sickness died at her home at New Monmouth Monday afternoon. She was in her eighty-eighth year and death was due to the infirmities of old age.
Miss Walling was born in Middletown Township June 13th 1845, and she was a daughter of Sarah A. and James K. Walling. For many years the family occupied the historic Mary Holmes Taylor house, near Middletown village. Miss Walling had a wonderful memory, especially with regard to Civil War times at Middletown. Her recollections of the famous peace meetings in that village, as she described them to her friends, were very vivid and graphic. Her cheerful disposition and other sterling traits endeared her to all who made her acquaintance.
Miss Walling is survived by a sister, Mrs. Hulda Morford, with whom she lived. Mrs. Morford is the last survivor of a family of one brother and four sisters.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at two o'clock at the house. The sermon will be preached by Rev. A. H. Sutphin and the burial will be at Fair View Cemetery, in charge of Undertaker Harvey Bedle of Keyport.
THOMAS B. WALLING of Belford died early Monday morning of cancer of the stomach, with which he had been sick 4 years. He was employed for many years as a carpenter, but for sometime past he had led a retired life. He was 65 years old and was a son of the late Thomas S. Walling. He is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Eliza Wolf of New York.
Mr. Walling leaves three children. they are Mrs. George Luker, Mr. George I. Walling and Mrs. Thomas A. Walling. He is also survived by a brother and two sisters. They are Mrs. Fannie Howard of Georgia, and Mrs. Daniel Tilton of Keansburg and Luther Walling of Belford. Mr. Walling was a member of American Mechanics Lodge of Belford. The funeral will be held this afternoon at half-past one o'clock at the Belford Methodist church.
WILLIAM WALLING, son of Isadore Walling of Port Monmouth, died last Friday of pneumonia. He was sick ten days. Mr. Walling was twenty-eight years old. He conducted a grocery store at Keansburg in the summer and was well known in that section. Besides his parents he leaves three sisters and three brothers. They are Lidora, Edna, Mary, Walter, Norman and Isadore Walling. Edna and Mary are in bed under the care of a nurse and Isadore is sick at the Carlstrom Aviation Field in Florida. The funeral of William Walling was held yesterday afternoon. Rev. Elijah f. Reed of Belford had charge of the service. He was assisted by Rev. A.H. Sutphin of New Monmouth. The burial was at Fair View Cemetery.