The Coopersville Observer, dated Sept. 16, 1910 GONE TO HIS REWARD Dr. Ezra Walling Passed Away at the Ripe Old Age of Eighty Five
Coopersville's oldest and best known physician, Ezra Walling, aged eighty five, died at his residence in the village eaarly Saturday morning.Dr. Walling came to Michigan in 18??, settling at Plainfield, Kent county.In 1864 he moved to Ottawa county and since that time until ten years ago, when he retired from practice, he administered to the sick at Coopersville and surrounding country and Berlin.He enjoyed a very large practice and traveled night and day to take care of those who needed his services.Ten years ago, his son, Dr. J. S. Walling, took up his father's work, permitting him to seek a well earned rest.He was a native of Oneonta, N. Y., where he secured his education and qualified for the practice of medicine.He was an earnest member of the Free Will Baptist Church. Dr. Walling was known by many people in Ottawa county, and he held the greatest respect of all who knew him.He lived the live of the typical country doctor.Night or day he was ready to answer the call of the sick, and no weather was bitter enough to keep him indoors when some of his patients were suffering. Funeral services were held Wednesday from his late residence, under the auspices of the Masonic fraternity.Rev. J. H. Wilcox of Grand Ledge, officiating, assisted by Rev. F. W. Haist.Interment in Berlin cemetery.
The Coopersville Observer, dated May 15, 1898 Obituary Mrs. Louisa Walling, aged seventy years, wife of Dr. Ezra Walling, died at their residence on Eastmanville Street, at six o'clock, Wednesday morning, May 4, 1898.She performed as usual, her household duties on the day previous, chatted with her neighbors and tended her beloved flowers, and her death wholly unexpected, casts a gloom over the whole neighborhood for she was loved by all, having resided in Coopersville for nearly twenty years.She had reached her three score years and ten and had she lived a few more weeks, she and her beloved husband would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.She leaves a husband, four children, Mrs. Esther Trass of Harvard; Mrs. Mary Woods, of Berlin; Dr. J. s. Walling, of Coopersville and Amos Walling, of Menominee; and three grand-daughters, Mrs. Lottie Walter of Grand Rapids and Misses Eva and Imo Woods of Berlin; also two great grandchildren to mourn their loss and a host of friends who extend to the bereaved family their heartfelt sympathy.The funeral services were held at the family residence Saturday forenoon, Rev. R. N. Middleton, officiating.The interment took place at Berlin.
The Coopersville Observer, dated Aug. 17, 1934 Mrs. Mary Woods, aged seventy, daughter of the late Dr. Ezra Walling, died at her home at Marne, Sunday.She was born in 1855 and had lived in Marne since 1867.She was a widow of F. H. Wood.A daughter, Mrs. H. W. Pickett, survives her.The funeral was held Tuesday at the Van Allsburg Funeral Home in Coopersville.