from Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa by Manoah Hedge The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co. 1906
Charles S. Walling, one of the stockholders in the Oskaloosa Herald Company and manager of the paper since 1905, was born December 6, 1868, in this city, his parents being Henry and Mary J. Walling, the former a brick mason by trade. Educated in the public schools he passed through successive grades until he completed the high school course by graduation in the class of 1885. Two weeks later at the solicitation of the superintendent and editor of the Herald he entered the office and has since been connected with the Herald. For ten years he had charge of the job department and was made advertising solicitor in 1902. He then purchased an interest in the business and became manager in 1905. The paper was incorporated in that year and Mr. Walling serves as manager of the business department for both the weekly and daily editions. For five years Mr. Walling was a member of Company F, of the Third Regiment of Iowa National Guards, and resigned after having been elected captain from the position of first sergeant. In 1895 he joined the Iowa Brigade Band and while connected therewith played several instruments. In 1900 he was elected manager and has continued as such to the present time although he does not now play with the band. Mr. Walling was married June 28, 1894, in Oskaloosa, to Miss Mary Knight, who was born near this city. Her father was a soldier in the Thirty third Iowa Regiment. In their family are three daughters and a son, Ivyl, Arthur, Meda and Josephine.
Past and Present of Mahaska County, Iowa
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy