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Francis Marion Saling


Name: Francis Marion SALING


Birth:  17 Nov 1836  Monroe County, Missouri
Death:  3 Mar 1923  Weippe, Clearwater County, Idaho
Burial:  6 Mar 1923  Weippe, Clearwater County, Idaho

Occupation: Stockman, Farmer, Superintendent of Schools

Father: Rumsey SALING (1806-1883)
Mother: Matilda SNOW (1809-1883)

Other Spouses: Sarah Ann BURCHAM

Marriage: 1868 Missouri


Spouse: Mary Susan SNELL


Birth:   26 May 1847  Granville, Monroe County, Missouri
Death:  14 Feb 1879  Weston, Collin County, Texas
Burial:  Weston Cemetery

Father: Granville  SNELL (1813-1883)
Mother: Emily A. POAGE (~1817-)



1 F: Ida Leona SALING

Birth:   13 Feb 1869  Granville, Monroe Co., Missouri
Death:  20 Jul 1937  Van Alstyne, Collin County, Texas        

Spouse: Jefferson Davis WILSON

Marriage: 31 Mar 1887 Weston, Collin Co., Texas


2 F: Maggie Matilda SALING

Birth:     3 Feb 1871  Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Tx
Death:  18 Aug 1954 Idaho

Spouse:  James Hayden WILSON

Marriage:  31 May 1888


3 M: James Granville SALING

Birth :  6 Aug 1873  Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Tx
Death:15 Sep 1908

Spouse: Unmarried


4 M: William David SALING

Birth:   10 Dec 1875  Van Alstyne, Grayson Co., Tx
Death:   6 Apr 1960

Spouse:  Nellie May FULTS

Marriage:  28 Feb 1897


Nez Perce County, Idaho Census Index, 1910 , Page 381
...|Italy |T624 |226 |Page 353 | |Saling, Francis M | |Pierce |73 |M |Missouri...

"An Illustrated History of North Idaho Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties" State of Idaho, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903. Part VI - Shoshone County, Page 1072.......

FRANCIS M. SALING, a substantial and thrifty farmer and stockman, residing seven miles north from Weippe, was born in Missouri on November 17, 1836, being the son of Rumsey and Matilda (Snow) Saling, natives of Tennessee, the father's parents being natives of Tennessee, but the mother's ancestors were of Ireland. They died in Texas. Mr. Francis Saling was reared in Missouri and educated in the district schools.

At the time of the Civil War he was serving in Company A, of a Missouri regiment of the Confederacy and participated in the battle of Lexington and also in many skirmishes. In 1863 he came to Montana and mined and the next year he pushed on to Idaho, mining in Boise basin for two years. He then returned to Missouri and remained until 1870, when he went to Collin County, Texas, and dwelt there for nineteen years.

His business was raising stock and farming. In 1888 he came to the Palouse country and the next year found him penetrating to the section where he is now living. He pre-empted a quarter section and has since devoted himself to dairying, raising stock and farming. He has now thirty cattle, some hogs and horses and raises much hay.

Mr. Saling has two brothers and three sisters, ---James, a stockman in Texas, Thomas, in Indian Territory, Malinda, widow of Willam Moore, in Missouri; Emily, wife of Frank Dry in Indian Territory; Mollie, wife of George Gordon, in Indian Territory. In 1868, while in Missouri, Mr. Saling married Miss Susan Snell, who died in Texas on February 14, 1879, aged thirty-two. Four children are the fruits of this union, ----Ida, wife of Jeff Wilson, in Texas; Maggie, wife of Hayden Wilson, in Missouri; Granville and William, with their parents.

Mr. Saling celebrated his second marriage in Texas, Sarah Burcham becoming his wife this time. Her parents, Enoch and Permelia (Brooks) Burcham are natives of Indiana and are now deceased. Mrs. Saling was born in Bollinger County, Missouri, on June 5, 1860, was raised principally in Illinois, whither the family went when she was eight years old.

Nora, a granddaughter of Mr. Saling, has been adopted into his family and lives with them now. Mr. Saling is a true blue Democrat and has the courage of his convictions. He is a substantial and reliable man, whose ways of uprightness and wisdom have given him the esteem and good will of all.

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