Walter Kavanaugh "Jackie" Verling

Author: Sherrain Glenn Date: 26 Aug 2000 12:00 PM GMT

Surnames: VERLING


Schminck Memorial Museum Archives

Obit book D page 23

"Jackie" Verling dies April 9, 1955 at age 76 years

An almost continuous redident of 57 year in Lake County was ended Saturday , April 9, with the death of Walter Kavanaugh Verling.

Mr. Verling know more familiarly as "Jackie" came from Ireland to Canada when a young man and moved from there to Lakeview in 1898. On fulfillng the residence requirement for application for citizenship he applied for his first papers and in 1906 received the final documents which accorded him the voting and residence privileges in the United States.

He owned a ranch at Muddy Creek and engaged in the sheep businesss until 1942 when his health made it necessary for him to retire and sell his holdings, However, he was actiely engaged in other work in Lakeview until shortly before his death. In his business and personal contacts the deceased had established for himself a high level of integrity and was respected and liked by a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.

Walter K. Verling was born on August 16, 1878 to Dr. and Mrs Walter Kavanaugh Verling at the family home, Oxcoise, near Newmarket, County Cork, Ireland. He is survived by two brothers , John of Mallow, County Cork, Ireland and Morgan K. Verling of Lakeview, Oregon. Two sisters, Eva and Arabella live in England, two sisters Uaura and Sabina, reside in New York City, and another sister Doreen Quinlan, is in Sidney Australia, While other nieces and nephews survive, his closest family contacts were with the Verling family here, whch includes, Laura, Morgan and William of Lakeview, Walter of San Francisco, George of Klamath Falls, Frances of Ephrata Washington, and Julia of San Francico.

Death came piecefully to Mr. Verling at the home of Mr and Mrs Patrick Fitzgerald, following a brief illness. The rosary was recited on Monday evening at the Ousley Osterman chapel for funeral Mass was held at St Patricks church on Tuesday morning at ten o'clock, The rev James O'Conner officiated and interment in the Sunset Park cemetery.

Active pallbeares included Con Lynch, Jerry O'Leary , Patrick Leader, M.M. Barry, Davy Rahily, David T. O'Connor, and Jim Kiely was honorary pallbearer.