Obit: Van Voorhis, George W. (1857 - 1944)
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Surnames: VAN VOORHIS, MCLEAN

----Sources: Greenwood Gleaner (Greenwood, Clark Co., Wis.) 05/04/1944

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 surpsie 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.

 

 


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