Obit: Van Voorhis, George W. (1857 - 1944)
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Surnames: Baumgartner, McLean, Van Voorhis

----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/04/1944; Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, WI) 8-30-1901

Van Voorhis, George W. (29 APR 1857 - 25 APR 1944)

Word has been received here of the death of Geo. W. Van Voorhis at his home in St. Petersburg, Fla. On Tuesday, April 25, 1944 at 4:45 p.m.

Mr. Van Voorhis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Van Voorhis was born in New York State on April 29, 1857 and came to Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) with his parents when a young man and for 17 years was mail carrier on route 3.

He was married to Mrs. Rose McLean and while here they resided on what is no known as the Baumgartner farm south of Greenwood. In 1919 they moved to Minneapolis where they resided until 1930 when they sold their home there and motored south to spend the winter.

They purchased a home and income property in St. Petersburg, Fla. in 1931 where they have since resided. Mr. Van Voorhis was very ill in January but had recovered and his sudden death from a heart ailment came as a surprise to relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on April 29, his 87th birthday. His ashes will be brought to Greenwood this summer.

He is survived by his wife and a nephew, Ralph Van Voorhis of St. Paul, Minn.

Mrs. Van Voorhis will remain in Florida and carry on the business for the present.


Bio: VanVoorhis, George--Accident (1901)
Transcriber: Laurel Bragstad Schaub


Surnames: Churchill, Foster, Thompson, VanVoorhis


----Source: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, WI) 8-30-1901


George Van Voorhis was the victim of an accident Saturday evening by which he sustained a broken leg. He was working on the gravel train for the Foster Lumber Co., and was coming home at six o’clock. At Thompson’s switch they had some switching to do. On being about to pull out George stepped with his right foot on the rail and hands on the planks to spring onto the car, he supposing the engine ready to pull ahead. Instead the engine pushed back to finish a coupling with the result that George’s foot was caught under the wheel which rolled back onto his leg, breaking it in at least three distinct places below the knee before the engine was pulled ahead. He was at once brought to his home in town where Dr. Churchill took charge of the case. At last reports the patient is getting along as well as could be expected. This is another case showing the wisdom of having all the men insured, as is always the case when anyone enters the Foster Lbr. Co’s employment.



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