OBITUARYAMOS WALLING [ son of EZRA WALLING and LOUISA MORRELL ] was born in Plainsfield, Kent county, Mich, April 6 1860, and died in Menominee, Mich, March 20, 1908, aged 47 years, 11 months, and 14 days, the sad result of a railroad accident.
When two years of age, the family moved to Berlin, where his boyhood days were spent, until he was 21, when he came to Coopersville.Here he was married to Miss OLIVE IVES, [CLEORA OLIVE IVES, daughter of CHAUNCEY IVES and MARY A. BRAYTON ]of this village.After two years residence here they moved to Menominee, where they have since resided.Three children were born to them, all of whom died in infancy, and now the sad and premature passing away of Mr. Walling leaves the widow alone.Besides his wife, he is survived by his aged father, one brother, Dr. [JERRY ] J. S. WALLING, and two sisters, Mrs. J. R. TRASK, of Rockford, and Mrs. S. H. WOODS of Berlin.
The deceased was a member of the Masonic and other fraternities, and also a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen, four of whom accompanied his remains to Coopersville, and mourn with the family in the loss of their friend and associate.Though not a member of any church, he was a man of thoro religious convictions and sterling worth.
About four hours after the accident, he passed away, concious to the last, planning with his wife as to the dispostion of his affairs; not shrinking from death, but seemingly prepared for the end.
The verdict of those who were in a position to know is that AMOS WALLING was a kind husband, an affectionate son and brother, a true friend, and altogether a good man.
[ AMOS is buried in the Coopersville Cem., Polkton Twp., Section 14 with his daughters, LOIS L. WALLING 1890-1890; MILDRED M. WALLING 1891-1892; ESTELLA G. WALLING 1897-1897 ]
WAS CRUSHED TO DEATH
AMOS WALLING Met this Horrible Fate at Menominee last week
The remains of AMOS WALLING, word of whose accidental death, reached here last week Friday, arrived here Monday
afternoon.The news of his death came as a shock barbed with pain and sorrow, and none but those who have sat in the shadow of a sudden great bereavement can justly weigh such sorrow as this.
Mr. WALLING was crushed to death while engaged in the act of coupling cars in the freight yards of the C. M. & St. P. Railwasy at Menominee, where he had been yardmaster for the past nineteen years.The engine was backed upon him without a signal, after the first attempt to couple the cars had failed.He lived four hours after the accident, was concious to the last, and made all necessary arrangements to meet the end which he knew was inevitable.
AMOS WALLING was born in Plainsfield, Mich. and reared in this vicinity.He moved to Menominee soon after his marriage  to Miss OLIVE IVES [ CLEORA OLIVE IVES ], some twenty years ago.He leaves a wife, father, brother, two sisters and a host of friends to mourn his sudden demise.He was 48 years old, lacking a few days.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon in the M. E. church, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity, of which order the deceased was a member, Rev. J. H. WILCOX, of Ithaca, officiating.
[From the Coopersville Observer obituaries archives at the Northeast Ottawa Library in Coopersville.Handwritten date was March 27, 1908-may be date it was in newspaper]