Waling Family Obituaries
From THE BROOK REPORTER Newspaper- Brook, Indiana, United States
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Born January 6, 1813, Wisbech St. Peter, Cambridgeshire, England
Died July 31, 1898, Newton County, Indiana, United States buried Brook, Newton County, Indiana In Old Section Riverside Cemetery
Parents:James Goodale & Elizabeth Barber
Wife of Thomas Waling b. abt. 1798 Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England d. November 11, 1871 Newton County, Indiana, United States buried 1871 Peotone, Will County, Illinois, United States
Mrs. Jane Goodale Waling was born in England January 6th. 1813. Married Thomas Waling in 1837. Removed to America in 1858. Settled in Illinois. In 1874 removed to Indiana near Foresman. Mother of twelve children, eight boys and four girls. Joined the Methodist church in her 10th. year and continued a member until her death, July 31st. 1898, at the age of 85 years. She was a church member for about 75 years. A noble Christian leaving a clear testimony of her faith in God. The funeral service was conducted in the Methodist Episcopalian Church by Pastor Albert G. ???. The Scripture reference was “I am the Resurrection and the Life.” Interment was made at Brook Cemetery.
Born October 11, 1841 Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England
Died May 13, 1914 Iroquois County, Indiana, United States-buried Brook, Newton County, Indiana at Brook Cemetery
Wife:Lucy Antoinette “Nettie” Pelkey, (sister to Mary Elizabeth Pelkey)
John Goodale Waling, son of Thomas and Jane Waling, was born in Cambridgeshire, England, Oct. 11, 1841. He emigrated to America at the age of fifteen years, was married to Nettie Pelkey May 1st. 1870. To them were born 13 children, six of whom preceded him to the other life. He leaves to mourn a wife, five daughters, two sons, twenty grandchildren, four brothers and three sisters.
He united with the M. E. Church about forty years ago but had been unable to attend church for a long time but spent much time reading his bible. His favorite chapter was the 14th. chapter of John. He was patient during the 18 years of his illness and on last Friday morning the 8th. was stricken with paralysis and passed peacefully away on Wednesday, May 13th. at 3:00 p.m. aged 72 years, 7 months and 2 days. The funeral services were held in the Foresman Church and were conducted by the Rev. A. M. Bayder, and the interment was in the Brook Cemetery.
3. OBITUARY MINNIE JANE (WALING) SNOW- BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1945
Died November 8, 1945, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, United States buried November 11, 1945 Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents John Goodale Waling & Lucy Antoinette “Nettie” Pelkey
Husband: Charles Eldridge Snow
Mrs. Chas. Snow of near
Mt. Ayr, died at the Jasper county hospital on last Wednesday. Funeral
services were held at the Mt. Ayr Methodist church on Sunday afternoon at two
o'clock and burial was made in Riverside cemetery here.
Mrs. Snow was the daughter of John and Nettie Waling, who before their death were residents of this vicinity.
Besides the husband, Mrs. Snow is survived by five children, John Snow, of Mt. Ayr; Ellis, of Kouts; Florence, of Mt. Ayr; Byron, of Cicero, Ill., and Mrs. Frank Baroda, of Chicago. Also by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Frank Snow, of near Rensselaer; Mrs. Dan Schanlaub, of Mt. Ayr; Bertha Waling, of Brook; Frank Waling, of Mt. Ayr, and Lester Waling, of Remington.
4. OBITUARY CHARLES ELDRIDGE SNOW-THE BROOK REPORTER THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1951
Died June 14, 1951, buried Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents Newman Snow & Rachel Hurley
Husband of Minnie Jane
Waling (parents John Goodale Waling & Lucy Antoinette “Nettie” Pelkey)
Charles E. Snow, 81, a former Foresman resident, passed away at the Jasper county hospital last Thursday morning at 2:30 a.m.
Charles Eldridge Snow was born August 12, 1869, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Newman Snow. His birthplace was in Jasper County, just northeast of Aix.
Mr. Snow and Minnie Jane Waling were married in Brook in 1891 and settled on a farm near Rensselaer. Early in life Mr. Snow went to work on the C & E I Railroad.
Surviving to mourn the loss of this fine man are three sons and two daughters; John N. Snow of Fair Oaks, C. Ellis Snow of Kouts, Byron F. Snow of Cicero, Ill.; Florence Snow of Mt. Ayr and Mrs. Stella Svoboda of Chicago. One brother, Frank Snow, lives near Rensselaer. Also surviving are eight grandchildren.
Last rites were conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Jackson Funeral Chapel in Rensselaer with the Rev. Noah Knapp in charge. Burial was in the Riverside cemetery at Brook.
Born December 6, 1847 Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England
Died November 8, 1921, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States, buried November 10, 1921 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
** believe his full name was Charles Silas Waling
Wives: Mary Elizabeth Pelkey, (sister to Nettie Pelkey) & Mary Elizabeth Brooke
Chas. Waling was born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England December 6, 1847 and departed this life November 8, 1921. At the age of eight years he left his home and with his parents came to this country settling in Cook County, Illinois where he spent the earlier part of his life. At the age of sixteen he volunteered his services to his country and enlisted in the Civil War, serving until the close.
He was first married to Mary E. Pelkey, October 11, 1868, and to this union was born two children, one having died in infancy, the other Charles E. Waling now residing at Rensselaer, Indiana.
He moved to Newton County, this state, in 1873. His first wife having died, he was again married on February 22, 1876 to Mary Elizabeth Brooks (Brooke) and to his union was born ten children, four of them having died in infancy.
He was a good husband, father and citizen.
He was a member of the G. A. R. Post No. 588 and always enjoyed his old comrades.
He became a member of the United Brethren Church and was baptized in 1895. He was a faithful Christian worker, always attending Church and Sunday school, whenever he was able.
He has suffered much for three years, but was patient thru it all.
Besides the many relatives and host of friends, he leaves to mourn this loss, a loving faithful wife, three brothers, and two sisters, Henry of Glidden, Iowa, James of East Palestine, Ohio, Mathew of Brook and Mrs. John Dennis of Goodland, Indiana and Mrs. Wash. Thomas of Arlington, Kansas. The children, Charles E. Waling, Fred Waling, Mrs. Arthur Mayhew, Mrs. Wm. Eaton, Mrs. Frank Ervin and Miss Carrie Waling of Brook, and seventeen grandchildren, and two great grand children.
VETERAN SOLDIER PASSES AWAY- THE BROOK REPORTER-November 1921
Charles Waling, Veteran of the Civil War, an Old Citizen, Died on Tuesday
On Tuesday morning occurred the death of Charles Waling at his home in Brook. He had been ill for several years. But during the past year he failed rapidly.
Mr. Waling came to this country from England when a lad and lived with his parents and in Cook County, Illinois until 1873 when he came to Brook and settled on the home farm just east of Brook.
When the Civil War broke out he was too young to enlist, but as the years of conflict went on he kept it in mind and in 1864 he enlisted at the age of sixteen years in the 64th. Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry and became of the Yates Sharpshooters. One of the proud possessions of Mr. Waling is a flag presented to him as the youngest enlisted soldier in Newton County.
He has lived in this community for nearly 50 years and in the town of Brook for 17 years and has won the respect and confidences of all who have known or dealt with him. He has reared a family of children who have followed his precepts and example. He answered the call of his country, the call of the church, the cry of the needy, he has discharged all his duties as a citizen to the best of his ability and to the satisfaction of his friends and neighbors, and he answered the last call with an abiding faith in the fact that he had tried to do his duty in all things, and leaves a host of friends and acquaintances who honor and respect him.
The funeral services were held in the U. B. Church at 1:30 on Thursday, the Rev. Snyder officiating and burial was in Brook Cemetery.
Born June 3, 1857 Auglaize County, Ohio, United States
Died October 20, 1925, buried October 22, 1925 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States in Riverside Cemetery
Parents: David O. & Susan S. Brooke
Wife of Charles Silas Waling (son of Thomas Waling & Jane Goodale)
Mrs. Mary E. Waling passed away Tuesday morning at her home on North Highway Street. Although she had been in poor health for a number of months, no one realized that her condition was so critical.
She was taken very ill in the night and slipped away quietly at about five o’clock in the morning. She was the widow of the late Charles Waling. Funeral services were held at the United Brethren Church, Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. McEwan officiating. Following is the obituary:
Mary Elizabeth Brooke, daughter of David O. and Susan S. Brooke was born in Auglaize County, Ohio, on June third, 1857, and departed this life at her home in Brook, Indiana on October 20, 1925, aged sixty eight years, four months and seventeen days. At the age of twelve she moved with her parents from Ohio to Indiana and remained over winter and the next summer, then, went with her parents, to Gilman, Illinois. Some time later she came with her parents and located near Julian, Indiana. She was married on February 22, 1876 to Charles Waling and to this union were born ten children, four of them having died in infancy. She was a kind and loving wife and mother. She united with the United Brethren Church under the pastorate of Rev. A. M. Suyder and was a faithful Christian worker as long as her health permitted. She had been in failing health since the death of her husband. She leaves to mourn her loss, one sister, Mrs. Mathew Waling of Brook, one brother Mr. Dorset O. Brooke, of California, six children, Mrs. Frank Ervin, Fred and Harvey E. Waling, Mrs. Arthur Mayhew, Mrs. Wm. Eaton and Miss Carrie Waling, also a stepson Charles E. Waling, seventeen grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
Dearest Mother thou hast left us.
And thy loss we deeply feel,
But ‘tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Born November 19, 1885 Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States
Died September 25, 1959, near Goodland, Indiana, United States, buried September 27, 1959 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana at Riverside Cemetery
Parents: Charles Silas Waling (son of Thomas Waling & Jane Goodale) & Mary “Elizabeth” Brooke
Wife: Harriett Elizabeth Clinton
Harvey E, Waling, 74, died at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Roy Rhoads of near Goodland. He had been in failing health for over a year and after spending several weeks in hospital, had been taken to the home of his daughter, where he had been for the past three weeks.
Mr. Waling was born on the farm just east of Brook where he spent his entire life. In 1907 he was married to Elizabeth Clinton. He was a member of the Brook Christian church.
Surviving with the widow are a son, Bernard C. of Glenview, Ill., two daughters, Mrs. Blance Rhoads of Goodland and Mrs. Arthaile Brandt of Goshen; a brother Fred of LaPorte; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Eaton of Brook and Mrs. Carrie Hendrickson of Cedar Lake; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the Christina Church on Sunday afternoon. Rev. Williams officiating and burial was made in Riverside cemetery.
Born February 23, 1890 Foresman, Newton County, Indiana, United States
Died November 16, 1959, Brook, Indiana, United States, buried November 19, 1959 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana at Riverside Cemetery
Parents: Reece & Jennie Clinton
Wife of Harvey Ellsworth Waling (son of Charles Silas Waling & Mary “Elizabeth” Brooke)
Mrs. Harriet Elizabeth Waling, widow of Harvey Waling died at 11 a.m. Monday after an extended illness.
She was born at Foresman, Ind., on Feb. 23, 1890, the daughter of Reece and Jennie Clinton. She was united in marriage to Harvey Waling on June 26, 1907. She was a member of the King’s Daughters of the Christian church and of the Brook American Legion Auxillary.
Surviving are three children. Arthalie Brandt of Goshen, Ind., Mrs. Blance Rhoads of Goodland and Bernard of Glenview, Ill., thirteen grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; five brothers: Irvin of Kentland, Russell of Rochester, Ind., Arthur of Logansport, Ind., Truman, South Bend, Ind., and Earl of Shelby. Mr. Waling died on Sept. 25, 1959.
Funeral services will be held at the Christian church at 2 p.m. Thursday and burial will be made in Riverside cemetery.
9. OBITUARY BLANCHE O. (WALING) RHOADS- BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1968
Born 1912 Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States
Died October 16, 1968, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, buried October 18, 1968, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents Harvey Ellsworth Waling (son of Charles Silas Waling & Mary “Elizabeth” Brooke) & Harriett “Elizabeth” Clinton
Husband: Roy E. Roads
Mrs. Blanche Rhoads, Sr., 56, or Rt. 2, Goodland, died at 2:30 a.m. Wednesday in the George Ade Memorial Hospital, Brook, where she had been a patient one day.
She was born in Brook and lived all her life near here. In 1930, she was married here to Roy Rhoads, Sr., who survives. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Brook.
Surviving with her husband are two sons, Roy, Jr. of Goodland and Dewayne of Brook; a brother, Bernard Waling of Delavan, Wis.; and a sister, Mrs. Lillian A. Brandt of Royal Center, and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Brook with the Rev. Don Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.
10. OBITUARY OF KATHARINE (BARTLETT) WALING- BROOK REPORTER –JUNE 13, 1935
Born July 25, 1908 near Brookten, Indiana, United States
Died May 26, 1935, Chicago, Illinois, United States buried May 29, 1935 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana in Riverside Cemetery
Parents: Mr. & Mrs. R. N. Bartlett
Wife of Bernard Waling (son of Harvey Ellsworth Waling & Harriet “Elizabeth” Clinton)
OBITUARY OF KATHARINE BARTLETT WALING
Katharine Bartlett Waling, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Bartlett, was born July 15, 1908 near Brookten, Indiana. She moved with her parents to their home near Brook, Indiana in 1916. She finished her common school education in the Ad? Schools and then attended the Brook High School from which she graduated in the spring of 1926.
She was united in marriage to Bernard Waling November 6, 1927. To them two daughters were born two daughters Marilyn Jo and Janet Marie.
She became a member of the Kings Daughters of the Brook Christian Church and retained her membership until after she moved to Wilmette, Illinois.
Her illness was of short duration and she passed away in the American Hospital in Chicago, Illinois at the age of 26 years, 10 months and 1 day.
Besides her husband and children, she leaves the father and mother, four sisters; Mrs. Annabelle Padgett, Gary, Ind.; Mrs. Ruth James, Brook; Olive and Lois Jean and one brother, Othn, who resided at home. Once sister Mrs. Velva Whaley, having passed away only three months ago.
Besides them she leaves many relatives and a host of friends at Brook, Kentland, and Wilmette, Illinois, where she had lived since her marriage.
Services were conducted at the Christian Church Wednesday, May 29. Burial in Brook Cemetery, Rev. B. E. Chambers officiating.
11. OBITUARY LUELLA MAE (WALING) ERVIN- BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1955
Born April 22, 1878 Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States
Died December 16, 1955, Newton County, Indiana, buried December 18, 1955 Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents: Charles Silas Waling (son of Thomas Waling & Jane Goodale) & Mary “Elizabeth” Brook
William “Frank” Ervin
Mrs. Luella Mae (Waling) Ervin, 77, of near Brook, died at 1 a.m. Friday in Jasper county hospital, where she had been a patient a few days. She had been in failing health several years.
Born at Brook, she married Frank Ervin in 1900. Since 1914, they had resided on a farm south of Brook. Mrs. Ervin was a member of the Brook EUB church.
Surviving with the husband are a son, Bruce of Brook; a daughter, Mrs. James A. Clark of Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Eaton of Brook and Mrs. Carrie Hendrickson, of Cedar Lake, Ind., and two brothers, Fred Waling of LaPorte and Harvey of Brook.
Funeral services were held at the Hershman and Weston funeral home on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. Barnes of the Christian Church officiating and burial was made in Riverside Cemetery.
12. OBITUARY WILLIAM “FRANK” ERVIN-BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1958
Born abt. 1872 Vermillion County, Illinois, United States
Died February 26, 1958, Lafayette, Indiana buried February 28, 1958, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
of Luella Mae Waling (daughter Charles Silas Waling & Mary “Elizabeth”
Frank Ervin, 86, died at 6:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Home hospital, Lafayette, where he had been a patient since Monday.
Born in Vermillion County, Ill., he came to Brook as a young man. In 1900 he was united in marriage to Louella Waling who passed away in December 1955. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Brook E.U.B. church. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James Clark of Georgia and a son Bruce of Brook. Also seven grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at the Hershman & Weston funeral home on Friday afternoon at two o'clock. Rev. Maurer officiating.
13. OBITUARY BRUCE S. ERVIN-BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1985
Born May 23, 1919, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Died August 27, 1985, Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States, buried August 30, 1985 Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents: William “Frank” Ervin & Luella Mae Waling
(daughter of Charles Silas Waling & Mary “Elizabeth” Brooke)
Bruce S. Ervin, 66, of Brook died at Tuesday in Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne. He had been a patient there two days.
Mr. Ervin operated a machine shop specializing in farm repairs. In recent years he perfected the Ervin Engine, a miniature replica of an antique gas engine, for which he had nationwide sales.
Born May 23, 1919 in Chicago, he was a 1938 graduate of Brook High School, and had lived in the Brook area the past 40 years. He was married May 23, 1939, in Morocco to Martha H. Coatney, who survives. Mr. Ervin was a member of Brook United Methodist Church.
Surviving with the widow are three sons, Gerald R. Ervin of South Bend, Charles A. Ervin of Brook and George E. Ervin of Rensselaer; four daughters, Mrs. Frances A. Holloway of Fairmount, Mrs. Karen S. McCaffee of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Norma Jean O'Neil of Okemah, Okla., and Mrs. Sally M. Kincade of Houston, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Faye Clark of Venice Fla. and 11 grandchildren.
Friends may call at Weston-Gerts Funeral Home on Thursday from 6-9. Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Carl Ricks officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery.
14. OBITUARY EMMA FERN (WALING) EATON- BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 1963
Died April 2, 1963, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States, buried Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents: Charles Silas Waling (son of Thomas Waling & Jane Goodale) & Mary “Elizabeth” Brooke
Husband: William Thomas
Mrs. Emma F. Eaton, 72, of Brook died in George Ade Memorial hospital at 3:55 a.m. Tuesday. She had been ill two years and a patient in the hospital eight days.
Born near Brook, she was married in 1910 to William T. Eaton who died in 1948. She always lived in this community and was a member of the Brook E.U.B. Church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Ralph Hoshaw of Lebanon, Mrs. Emma Sands of Brook, Mrs. Julian Bertrand of Hammond and Mrs. Rocco Pesola of Bensenville, Ill.; eight grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Fred Waling of LaPorte, and a sister, Mrs. Carrie Hendrickson of Cedar Lake.
Funeral services will be held at the E.U.B. Church on Thursday afternoon; Rev. Miller officiating and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
15. OBITUARY WILLIAM THOMAS EATON- BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1948
Born April 8, 1886 Little Harrowsden, Northhampton, England
Died October 1, 1948, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States buried October 5, 1948 Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents: Thomas Eaton & Henrietta Valentine
Husband of Emma Fern (Waling) Eaton (daughter of Charles Silas
Waling & Mary “Elizabeth” Brook)
William Eaton, well known local truck gardener died suddenly last Friday evening of a heart attack. Mr. Eaton had had no previous heart trouble and had not been ill. For a number of years Mr. Eaton has supplied Brook and surrounding towns with fresh vegetables and had made a wide circle of friends.
Funeral services were held at the Hershman funeral home on Tuesday afternoon and burial was made in Riverside Cemetery. The obituary which was read at the funeral service was as follows:
William Thomas Eaton was born at Little Harrowsden, Northampton, England, on April 8, 1886, the eldest son of Thomas and Henrietta (Valentine) Eaton.
At the age of 17 years, and following the death of his mother, he left his native land and came to America, coming direct to Brook to live with relatives of his mother. He arrived here February 4, 1904. He was married to Miss Emma Waling, February 8, 1910. To this union four daughters were born, namely: Mrs. Henrietta Hoshaw, Little Rock Ark., Mrs. Emma Sands, Kentland, Mrs. Doris Bertrand, Hammond, and Mrs. Laura Pesola, Chicago.
Mr. Eaton received his education and Christian training in the Church of England schools. Leaving school at the age of twelve years, he went into the shoe factory with his uncle and became an efficient shoemaker.
After coming to this country he became a farmer and followed farming until 1930 when he started gardening on a commercial scale--raising and selling his vegetables in Brook and surrounding towns and country-side until the day of his death.
He died October 1, 1948 at the age of 62 years, 5 months, and 22 days. His death followed the death of his aged father in England who passed away at the age of 88 years on September 11, 1948.
Mr. Eaton was a member of the Central Evangelical United Brethren church--of Brook.
Surviving besides his wife and daughters are five grandsons, two granddaughters, one great grandson; two brothers and two sisters; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
16. OBITUARY LAURA F. (EATON) PESOLA-BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1989
Died July 6, 1989, Elmhurst, Illinois, United States buried July 9, 1980 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents: William Thomas Eaton & Emma Fern Waling (daughter Charles Silas Waling & Mary Elizabeth Brooke)
Laura F. Eaton Pesola, 69, a resident of Elmhurst, Ill., and
formerly of Brook, died at 3pm Thursday in Elmhurst Extended Care.
She was born Jan. 16, 1920 in Brook and lived in this area a number of years. She also had lived in Bensonville, Ill.
Her marriage was to Rocco Pesola and he died Aug. 15, 1982.
She is survived by two sons, Donald Pesola of Sugar Grove, Ill. and William Pesola of Lombard, Ill.; one daughter, Mrs. Diana Scherschel of Roscoe, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Henrietta Hoshaw of Bloomington, Ind., Mrs. Emma Sands of Brook and Mrs. Doris Bertrand of Lansing, Ill. and 5 grandchildren.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Weston-Gerts Funeral Home with funeral service there at 1 p.m., the Rev. Lewis Hathaway officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.
17. OBITUARY ROCCO PESOLA- BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, AUGUST 14, 1982
Died August 15, 1982, Bensenville, DuPage, Illinois, United States buried August 20, 1982 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Husband of Laura F. Eaton (parents William Thomas Eaton & Emma Fern Waling)
Rocco Pesola, 77, husband of former Brook resident Laura
Eaton, died August 15 in his home in Bensonville, Ill.
Mr. Pesola was a retired printer.
Surviving with the widow are two sons, Donald and William Pesola, one daughter, Mrs. Diane Scherschel and five grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Wednesday at Riverside Cemetery with Father Bruetsch officiating.
18. OBITUARY EMMA LOUISA (EATON) SANDS-THE BROOK REPORTER, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 1997
Died March 17, 1997, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States, buried Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents William Thomas Eaton & Emma Fern Waling (parents Charles Silas Waling & Mary Elizabeth Brooke)
Husband: Ward A. Sands
Emma L. Sands, 84, died at 11 am on Monday, March 17, 1997 in George Ade Memorial Healthcare Center.
Mrs. Sands was a hairdresser for 60 years, retiring in 1993. She married Ward A. Sands in 1928 in Rensselaer and he died in 1934.
Mrs. Sands was a member of Brook United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Brook Study Club, and Newton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving is a son, Bill Sands of Brook; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren. Her parents, a daughter, and three sisters proceeded in death.
Visitation was at Gerts Funeral Home in Brook from 10 am until the funeral service time at 11 am on Friday, March 21 with Rev. Rose Woodke officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.
19. OBITUARY ARTHUR BENJAMIN MAYHEW-BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1942
Died September 10, 1942, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, United States buried September 13, 1942 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Husband of Sylvia C. Waling (parents Charles Silas Waling & Mary Elizabeth Brooke)
B. Mayhew, 60, died at his home in Rensselaer last Thursday night after an
extended illness. He was formerly a resident of Brook, having been in the
hay baling business here for several years.
He was born near Danville, Ill., and on Feb. 9, 1906 was united in marriage with Sylvia Waling. He was a member of the local United Brethren church where funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Burial was made in Riverside Cemetery.
Surviving besides the wife are three children, Robert, of Rensselaer; Edward, of near Crown Point, and Max, who is stationed in Hawaii with the U. S. Army; five brothers, Ernest of Brook, Burton, of Penfield, Ill., John, of Fulton, Mo., Leroy, of Mexico, Mo., R. E. Mayhew of Columbus, Ohio, and a sister, Mrs. Ruby Housekneckt, of Rockford, Ill.
20. OBITUARY- MATHEW WALING- BROOK REPORTER- APRIL 10, 1935
Born May 31, 1855 Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England
Died April 3, 1935, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States buried April 5, 1935 as Riverside Cemetery, Brook, Newton County, Indiana
Parents: Thomas Waling and Jane Goodale
Wife: Sarah Doreen Brooke, sister to Mary Elizabeth Brooke
OBITUARY OF MATHEW WALING
Mathew Waling, son of Thomas and Jane (Goodale) Waling was born Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England on May 31st. 1855.
He was a member of a family of ten children, having five brothers and four sisters. He came to America with his parents when about a year and a half old. They first came settled in Cook County, Illinois. As a young man, he came to Newton County and has been a continuous resident since.
He was married to Sarah Brooke to whom was born one son, Floyd.
He joined the United Brethren Church at River Chapel in 1891, under the pastorate of Rev. H. W. Meredith. In 1894 he transferred his membership to the Brook church in which he was an active and devoted member until his health failed him.
He departed this life April 3, 1935 at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 2 days.
He was a kind and loving father, a good neighbor, and was loved by all who knew him. He leaves to mourn his departure, one son, Floyd, one daughter-in-law, Rose, two grandsons, one sister Maria Dennis, Foresman, a number of nephews and nieces and a host of friends and neighbors.
Services were conducted by the U. B. Church of Brook Friday, April 5. Interment in the Brook Cemetery.
Those who attended the funeral from out of town were: Mrs. James Waling, Mrs. Hattie Waling, Mrs. John Shields, Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Jacks, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Waling, Mrs. Polly Challis, all of Rensselaer, Mr. and Mrs. Kinder Kennedy of Remington; L. H. Crane and D. A. Crane of Star City.
21. OBITUARY SARAH DOREEN (BROOKE) WALING – BROOK REPORTER-JULY 30, 1926
Born March 8, 1859 Auglaize County, Ohio, United States
Died July 27, 1926, buried July 29, 1926 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana at Riverside Cemetery
Parents: David O. & Susan S. Brooke
Wife of Mathew Waling (son of Thomas Waling & Jane Goodale)
MRS. MATHEW WALING DEAD
Mrs. Mathew Waling passed away at her home in Brook on Tuesday evening at about 9:30, death resulting from a paralytic stroke. She had been in failing health for sometime past, but her condition was not considered serious until after the stroke, which occurred on Monday.
Funeral services were conducted at the U. B. Church on Thursday afternoon at two o’clock. Rev. McCoy officiating. Interment in the Brook Cemetery.
The obituary which was read at services is as follows:
Sarah Doreen Brooke, daughter of David O. and Susan S. Brooke was born in Auglaize County, Ohio on March 8, 1859 and departed this life at her home in Brook, Indiana, on July 27, 1926 aged 67 years, 4 months and 19 days. At the age of ten, she moved with her parents, from Ohio to Indiana. She was married at the age of 22 years to Mathew Waling and to his union was born one son, Floyd.
She was a kind and loving wife and mother. She united with the United Brethren Church under the pastorate of Rev. H. W. Meredith.
She had been in failing health for a number of years but was much worse after the death of her sister.
She is survived by her husband, one son Floyd, and wife and two grandsons, Thomas Albert and Joseph Lee, one brother, Chas. D. Brooke, of California
22. OBITUARY FLOYD WALING- BROOK REPORTER- October 15, 1970
Born April 6, 1881 Newton County, Indiana, United States
Died October 9, 1970, West Lafayette, Tippercanoe County, Indiana, United States buried October 12, 1970 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Wife: Rose Fay Clark
Floyd (Curly) Waling, 89, died at 3:45 a.m. Friday in Lafayette Care, Inc., West Lafayette. He had been ill eight months.
Mrs. Waling was a native and life resident of Newton County. In 1910 he was married to Rose. F. Clark who died in 1957. He was a member of United Methodist Church.
Surviving are two sons, Thomas A. and Joseph L. Waling, both of West Lafayette: six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Monday as the Weston Funeral Home with Rev. Edward Boase officiating. Burial was in Riverside cemetery.
23. OBITUARY ROSE (CLARK) WALING –BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1957
Born 1887 Fulton County, Indiana, United States
Died February 15, 1957, Lafayette, Indiana, United States, buried February 18, 1957, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Wife of Floyd “Curly” Waling (son of Mathew Waling & Sarah Doreen Brooke)
Mrs. Rose (Clark) Waling, 69, died at 5:15 pm Friday at St.
Elizabeth hospital, Lafayette. She had been taken to the hospital on
Christmas day and several days later underwent a leg amputation.
She was born in Fulton County and moved to Brook in 1906. In 1910 she was united in marriage to Floyd Waling. They lived on a farm near here until 1929 when they moved to town. At present Mr. Waling is custodian at Hazelden County Club.
Mrs. Waling was a member of the Brook EUB church and they Royal Neighbors lodge.
Surviving are the husband; two sons, Thomas A. and Joseph L., both of West Lafayette; six grandchildren; and a half brother, Dewitt A. Crane of Star City.
Funeral services were held at the Hershman & Weston funeral home on Monday afternoon, Rev. John Chambers officiating assisted by Rev. Maurer. Burial was in Riverside cemetery.
24. OBITUARY JOSEPH LEE WALING-BROOK REPORTER, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1996
Born March 17, 1996 near Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States
Died December 10, 1996, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States, buried December 12, 1996 Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents: Floyd “Curly” Waling (son of Mathew Waling & Sarah Doreen Brooke) & Rose Fay Clark
Mary “Isabel” Weishaar
Joseph L. Waling, 80, died at 12:15 am on Tuesday, December 10, 1996 in his home. He had been ill one year.
Born March 17, 1916 near Brook, he graduated from Brook High School in 1933, received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in civil engineering from Purdue University in 1938 and 1940 and a Ph.D. in structural engineering at the University of Illinois in 1952. He moved to West Lafayette in 1946 from Portsmouth, Va.
He joined the teaching staff of Purdue in 1938 and left to serve as an instructor in 1941 at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth. He returned to Purdue in 1945 as an assistant professor of engineering mechanics and was promoted to associate professor in 1947 and full professor in 1953.
In 1963 he was promoted to associate dean of the graduate school. He retired in 1983 as professor emeritus of civil engineering and director emeritus, division of sponsored programs.
At Purdue he was active in the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Engineering Education, American Concrete Institute, American Association of Advancement of Science, National Council of University Research Administrators, and Shell Structures. He was vice president of Indiana Association of Graduate School, 1977-78 and president in 1978-79. He was listed in Who's Who in Engineering, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.
He was a member of honorary organizations, Chi Epsilon Tau, Beta Pi, and Sigma Xi and was a life member in the American Society of Civil Engineering and American Society of Engineering Education.
Dr. Waling was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge, Lafayette Rotary Club, and John Purdue Club.
He married Mary Isabel Weishaar in Brook on May 31, 1942.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Stephen J. Waling of New Baltimore, Mich., and Stanley R. Waling of Indianapolis; two daughters, Linda L. vonClausburg of Centerville, Ohio, and I. Sue Waling of Louisville, Ky., a brother, Thomas A. Waling of West Lafayette; 11 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.
Friends called on Wednesday, December 11 at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Funeral Home. The funeral was on Thursday at 10 a.m. in the chapel, the Rev. Dean Stuckey officiating. Interment was at 2p.m. (EST) in Riverside Cemetery at Brook.
25. OBITUARY THOMAS ALBERT WALING- LAFAYETTE JOURNAL & COURIER, SEPTEMBER 24, 1998 Local Section Pg. C2, Col.4
Born October 2, 1914 Brook, Newton County Indiana, United States
Died September 21, 1998 West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, County, Indiana, United States buried September 25, 1998 Tippecanoe Memory Gardens
Parents: Floyd “Curly” Waling (son of Mathew Waling & Sarah Doreen Brooke) & Rose Fay Clark
Wife: Winifred “Irene” King
Thomas A. Waling, 83, of West Lafayette, died unexpectedly Monday, Sept. 21, at his residence
Born Oct. 2. 1914, at Brook, he grew up there and graduated from Brook High School and Indiana Business College. He lived most of his life in the Lafayette area. He married Irene King on Oct. 17, 1943, in Lafayette. She died Dec. 2. 1969.
Mr. Waling was the business manager for the Rochester Baird family for more than 40 years, retiring in 1976.
Surviving are two daughters, Joyce Bailey and Mrs. Michael (Carol) Emrick, both of Fort Wayne.
WALING, THOMAS A.
Calling 4-7 p.m. today at Soller-Baker West Lafayette Funeral Home, 1184 Sagamore Parkway West. Service 1 p.m. Friday in Soller-Baker West Lafayette Chapel. Pastor Joe Bell officiating. Interment Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Surviving are 3 grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of donor’s choice. Envelopes available at the funeral home.
26. OBITUARY WINIFRED “IRENE” (KING) WALING-LAFAYETTE JOURNAL & COURIER-Tuesday Evening, December 2, 1969 Page 5, Col. 2 Funeral Notice Col. 1
Born August 25, 1917 Hamilton County, Indiana, United States
Died December 1, 1969, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States buried December 4, 1969 Tippecanoe Memory Gardens
Wife of Thomas Albert Waling (son of Floyd Waling and Rose Fay Clark)
Parents: Elmer & Mrs. King
TUESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2, 1969
MRS. THOMAS A. WALING
Mrs. Irene (King) Waling, 52, of 811 Elmwood Drive, West Lafayette, died at 4:10 p.m. Monday in St. Elizabeth Hospital following an illness of several months. She had been in the hospital six weeks.
Born in Hamilton County, she had resided in Clinton County before moving to the Lafayette community in 1936. Her marriage in 1943 in Lafayette was to Thomas A. Waling, who survives. He is an employee of Mrs. Rochester Baird.
Mrs. Waling worked in the offices of the Ross Gear and Tool Co. for several years until her retirement because of ill health last March.
Surviving with her husband are two daughters, Joyce K., a junior at Indiana State University, and Carol A., at home: her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer King, Kirklin; a brother, Lowell King, Washington, D.C.; and a sister, Miss Janet King, Indianapolis
WALING, Mrs. Thomas A. -Friends may call from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Soller-Baker West Chapel, West Lafayette. Funeral services in West Chapel at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, the Revs. Charles Hackett and Newton Gottschall officiating. Interment Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.
27. OBITUARY JAMES LAFAYETTE WALING –BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, April 30, 1936
Born November 30, 1857 Cook County, Illinois, United States
Died April 22, 1936, Rensselaer, Jasper County, Indiana, United States, buried April 25, 1936 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
James Waling was born Nov. 30, 1857 in Cook County, Illinois,
a son of Thomas and Goodale Waling. At about six years of age he moved to
the vicinity of Peotone, Ill., where he lived until the spring of 1884, when he
moved to a farm near Foresman where lived until after the death of his mother
in 1893. He then went East and resided in Ohio, Mass., and New York state
where he followed the carpenter trade and was a car inspector for a railroad
company. He returned to Indiana to assist in the care of his brother,
Charles, in his last illness and in 1921 returned here to make his permanent
residence in Newton and Jasper counties where he followed farming as an
He was an industrious worker and made many friends being familiarly known as "Uncle Jim" to all who were near and dear to him. He suffered many afflictions during his lifetime, but was patient and uncomplaining. He was always ready to help others in sickness and sorrow or in times of need.
During his last illness he was cared for in the home of his nieces, Mrs. Sylvia Mayhew and Mrs. Nellie Snow and at the Jasper county hospital, where he passed away April 22 at the age of 78 years, 4 months and 22 days.
He gave his heart to the Lord and united with the Brook U.B. church and was baptized in that faith.
He was preceded in death by eight brother and five sisters. One sister, Mrs. Maria Dennis of Foresman and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends remain to mourn his passing.
28. OBITUARY MARIA ELIZABETH (WALING) DENNIS-THE BROOK REPORTER SEPTEMBER 2, 1943
Born July 22, 1859 Green Garden, Will County, Illinois, United States
Died August 30, 1943, buried September 1, 1943 at Brook, Newton, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Parents Thomas Waling & Jane Goodale
Husband: John Dennis
Maria Elizabeth Waling, daughter of Thomas and Jane Waling,
was born July 22, 1859, at Green Garden, Will County, Illinois. She
passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Miller, Aug. 30, 1943, aged
84 years, 1 month, 6 days. Her parents were truly pioneers-coming from
England with a large family. She and one other child were the only ones
born in the United States, out of a group of 10 children.
Her girlhood was spent near Peotone, Ill. There she met and married John Dennis. They lived a short time in Illinois, and then moved to Indiana, near Brook, and in this community she has spent the rest of her life.
She has been associated with the Foresman church most of this time, always present, always with a well-prepared lesson.
No children were born of this union but they adopted a little girl, giving her the care and devotion of an own child. Her husband passed away in 1933, and Mrs. Dennis spent the remaining years of her life (following the death of her husband) with her daughter, Mrs. Ira Miller and family. In this home the service rendered to the little girl was richly rewarded by a daughter's love and untiring care.
Her life was given to service of friends and neighbors, quietly going about her duties and living for the Master she loved to serve.
She was a confirmed invalid the last 8 months. Without complaint she bore her infirmities and greeted each caller with a cheery smile.
She is survived by her daughter and husband and two grandsons, Eugene, of Norfolk, Va., serving with the U.S. Navy, and Melvin, of Camp Livingston, La., serving with the U.S. Army; about 20 nieces and nephews, 59 great nieces and nephews and a host of great great nieces and nephews, and other relatives and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the Hershman Funeral Home in Brook on Wednesday afternoon and burial was made in Riverside Cemetery.
29. OBITUARY AMY B. (DENNIS) MILLER- BROOK REPORTER-June 3, 1976
Born September 29, 1887, Kansas, United States
Died May 26, 1976, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States buried May 28, 1976 Riverside Cemetery, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States
Adopted daughter of John Dennis & Maria Elizabeth Waling (daughter of Thomas Waling & Jane Goodale)
Husband: Ira Miller
Mrs. Amy B. Miller died at 10:45 am last Wednesday in Kentland Nursing Home where she had been a resident for two years. Amy was born in Kansas. She was married in 1911 at Chicago to Ira Miller. Ira died in 1947.
Surviving are a son, Eugene Miller of Brook; one sister, Amelia Naiah in California; one brother, Albert Schumann of Schoolcraft Mich.; three grandchildren, and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Weston-Gerts Funeral Home with the Rev. Roger Wrigley officiating. Interment was in Riverside cemetery.
Born May 8, 1884, Chatsworth, Illinois, United States
Died January 22, 1947, Foresman, Newton County, Indiana, United States, buried January 24, 1947, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States
Parents: Phillip Miller & Sarah Roberts
Husband of Amy B. Dennis
(adopted daughter of Maria Elizabeth Waling & John Dennis)
Ira Miller, 62, died at his home in Foresman on Wednesday morning after an extended illness. He was
born in Chatsworth, Ill., on May 8, 1884. He came to the Foresman vicinity when he was seven years old.
On May 1, 1911 he was united in marriage to Amy Dennis. For twenty-five years they lived in Chicago,
returning to Foresman several years ago. Two sons were
born to this union, Melvin and Eugene, who survive.
Funeral services will be held at the Hershman funeral home on Friday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Thompson
officiating and burial will be made in Riverside Cemetery.
31. OBITUARY ELIZABETH “BETTY” KATHLEEN (LAFFOON) WALING-BROOK REPORTER, THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 1979
Born August 20, 1927
Died July 25, 1979, Lafayette, Indiana buried July 27, 1979 at Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Daughter of Harry Daniel Laffoon & Gladys Marguerite Bassett
Wife of Morris Glen “Pete” Waling (son of Harry “Lester” Waling & Vera Mae Standish)
Mrs. Betty Kathleen Waling, 51, or Rainsville, Indiana died Wednesday,
July 25th in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lafayette, where she had been a patient
for eight days. She had been in ill health since October.
She was the daughter of Harry and Gladys M. Laffoon and was married to Morris (Pete) Waling on March 18, 1949 at Brook. She had lived in Rainsville for the past eleven years.
Surviving with the husband are four daughters, Mrs. David (Deanne)Greives, West Lafayette, Mrs. Ronald (Sheryl) Brown, Lafayette, Melody Waling, Danville, Illinois and Lorraine Waling, at home; two sons, Terry Waling and Joel Waling, both at home; one sister, Mrs. Ed (Joan) Madison, Kentland, and two brothers, Darrell Laffoon and Howard Laffoon, both of Lafayette.
Funeral services were held Friday, July 27 at Weston-Gerts Funeral Home with Rev. John Long officiating. Interment was in Riverside Cemetery.
32. OBITUARY- SAMUEL WALING-BROOK REPORTER- JULY 2, 1953
SAMUEL WALING DIES AT K. OF P. HOME
Died June 30, 1953 Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, Indiana, United States-buried Brook, Newton County, Indiana
Parents: Thomas Waling born abt. 1833 Wisbech St. Mary, Cambridgeshire, England & Susannah Thompson born abt. 1836 Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England
Wife: Nancy Anna Pendergrass
Samuel Waling, 93, for many years a Brook resident, died at the K. of P. home in Lafayette on Tuesday. Mr Waling had been a resident of the home for eight years. He was born in Wisbech, England on Dec. 31, 1860 and came to America in 1887. In 1896 he was married to Nan Pendegrass of Kentland.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Fred Challis of Rensselaer and Mrs. Sarah Allen of England and a brother, Herbert Waling of Indianapolis.
Funeral services were held at the Hershman & Weston funeral home on Thursday afternoon at two o’clock, Rev. Baker officiating and burial was made in Riverside cemetery.
A resident of this community for many years, he was beloved by all who knew him, and his Christian living and labors an inspiration. His entire life is an everlasting memorial.
The love of God lighted his countenance and loving-kindness filled his heart all the years of his life; now, he has gone to dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Born August 6, 1851, Burlington, Carrel County, Indiana, United States
Died November 29, 1924 Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States, buried December 1, 1924, Brook, Newton County, Indiana, United States at Riverside Cemetery
Wife of Samuel Waling (son of Thomas Waling b. abt. 1833 Wisbech St. Mary, Cambridgeshire, England & Susannah Thompson b. abt. 1836 Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England)
MRS. SAM WALING CALLED BY DEATH-
HAD SPENT HER ENTIRE LIFE IN THIS COMMUNITY
The death of Mrs. Nancy Anna Waling occurred on last Saturday at her home in Brook. She had been sick for several years and her death was not unexpected. The funeral services were held at the U. B. Church on Monday afternoon, the Rev. Robinson officiating, assisted by the Rev. Crowder.
Mrs. Waling spent almost her entire lifetime in Brook and vicinity. She was associated with its business and social life in many ways from her girlhood days until her death. She was postmistress at one time and ran the office in connections with a small store.
She was by nature kindhearted, and helpful to all those in need and a staunch friend in all those who valued the name. She, with her husband, Samuel Waling, have made and kept a place for themselves in this community that is evicted to their daily work in life, taking their places in church and social affairs, kindly, helpful neighbors and steadfast friends. The bereaved husband and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.
The relatives attending the funeral were her brother John Pendergrass and his children, Pearson and family of Brook, Mrs. Ethel Jenkins and husband, and Mrs. Vivian Hatch of Saginaw, Michigan, James of Dowaglace, Michigan, Mrs. Virginia Stoudt of Chicago and Mrs. Wm. Pendergrass of Indianapolis.
Nancy Anna Pendergrass, daughter of William and Mary Pendergrass was born in Burlington, Carrel County, Indiana, August 6, 1851 and passed to her reward at her home in Brook, Indiana November 29, 1924 aged 73 years, 3 months and 23 days.
She came with her parents to Brook in 1861 and thereafter made her home at Brook with the exception of a temporary residence at Indianapolis and Morocco.
She was post mistress in the town of Brook for nine years, serving from 1880 to 1889.
She was married to Samuel Waling March 18, 1896. Their home was predominately a Christian home with a family alter and daily communion with the Heavenly Father.
Mrs. Waling was converted in early life and became a member of the Protestant Methodist Church that operated in Brook. Later the denomination discontinued their organization and Mrs. Waling worshipped elsewhere without becoming a member of any other church. Rev. Thomas Hamilton, an old-time presiding elder in the United Brethren Church came to Brook and held services. He recognized her ability as a leader and invited her to become a member of the United Brethren Church. She accepted the invitation and on the evening that she united with the church several others also became members. This incident makes Mrs. Waling the original member of the Brook United Brethren Church.
She took an active part in the church so long as health and strength permitted. She was a prominent factor in the organizing the young people’s work in the church and also organizing the first Junior Society and served for a long period as Junior Superintendent.
Mrs. Waling’s prevailing optimism and her sterling faith made her a strong character. Her life was devoted to doing good and her Christian influence that she set in motion will continue to do good long after she obeyed the summons “Come up higher.”
The husband who for so many years walked by her side, is left to mourn her departure and also many other relatives and friends.
The following obituaries were sent to Valerie Anderson from Sharon Parrish, Rensselaer, Indiana, United States.
34. OBITUARY ELIZA ANN (WALING) (JENKINS) COLEMAN -The Rensselaer Republican, Tuesday, November 12, 1946
Died November 10, 1946 Gary, Indiana buried Rensselaer, Indiana- buried Weston Cemetery
Parents: Thomas Waling b. abt. 1833 Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England & Susannah Thompson b. abt. 1836 Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England
Former Resident of City Passes Away At Home Of Daughter After Long Illness
"Mrs. Eliza Coleman, whose maiden name was Waling, a former resident of this city, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jesse Putman, in Gary Sunday, following a lingering illness of several years' duration.
Mrs. Coleman was born September 30, 1861, in England. She lived here until two years ago when she went to Gary to live with her daughter.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Putman, of Gary, and Mrs. Ferdinand Bachman, of near Rensselaer. Also surviving are the following brothers and sisters: Samuel Waling of Lafayette; Mrs. John Clayton of England; Mrs. Joseph Allen, England; Mary Jane Challis, Rensselaer; Herbert Waling of Indianapolis and Mrs. James Warden, of England.
Funeral services will be held at the W. J. Wright Chapel at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Weston cemetery."
35. OBITUARY BRAMWELL WALING-THE RENSSELAER REPUBLICAN, January 13, 1956
Died January 12, 1956 Lafayette, Indiana at St. Elizabeth Hospital buried Rensselaer, Indiana at Weston Cemetery
Parent: Eliza Ann (Waling) (Jenkins) Coleman (parents Thomas Waling & Susannah Thompson)
Employee of College Farms Passes Away
Bramwell Waling, who was employed on the St. Joseph's college farms for ten years, died at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette at one o'clock Thursday afternoon. He had been a patient there since November 21 and in failing health for several months.
Mr. Waling was born in Wisbech, England, June 9, 1881. During his boyhood the family came to the United States and he had resided in this community since he was twelve years of age. Before coming here he lived in Newton County where he was employed at the farms of William Ulyat and Jack Ulyat for many years. He was unmarried.
His mother, Mrs. Eliza Coleman, passed away at her home here nine years ago.
Surviving are a half-brother, Albert Jenkins, of Culver, and two half-sisters, Mrs. Clara Putman of Gary and Mrs. Ada Bachman of near Mt. Ayr. He was preceded in death by one sister.
The funeral services will be held from Jackson Funeral Chapel at 3:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Joseph Fitch officiating. Interment will be at Weston cemetery. Friends may call at the Chapel."
36. OBITUARY FREDRICK JAMES CHALLIS-THE RENSSELAER REPUBLICAN, Wednesday, September 22, 1943
Parents: Robert William Challis & Martha Ann Andrews
Wife: Mary Jane “Pollie” Waling (parents Thomas Waling b. abt. 1833 Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England & Susannah Thompson b. abt. 1836 Leverington, Cambridgeshire, England)
FRED CHALLIS, ILL FOR MANY MONTHS, DIES
Passes Away at Residence Here Tuesday Night; A Native of England; Services To Be Friday P.M.
Frederick James Challis, a resident of Rensselaer for many years and in ill health for several months, died at his residence here at 9:40 o'clock Tuesday night. His lingering illness resulted from a series of complications.
Mr. Challis, son of Robert Wm. and Martha Ann (Andrews) Challis of London, England, was born in London June 30, 1873. He was married to Mary Jane Waling, daughter of Thomas and Susannah (Thompson) Waling of Wisbech in Cambridgeshire, England, on December 23, 1893.
Mr. Challis is survived by one daughter, Eva Rennie of Chadwell, St. Mary's, England; and two sons, Thomas Frederick of Little Thurock, England, and Hosea James of Rensselaer; six grandchildren and one brother, William Challis, of Indianapolis.
From 1931 to 1940 Mr. Challis was employed by George Ade, author and playwright of Hazelden near Brook.
The funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with the Rev. H. Earl Moore officiating. Burial will be at Weston cemetery. The remains are at the residence where friends may call."
Valerie J. Anderson
1746 Uhrich Ave.