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Andrew N. Vorland 1883-1930


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/4/2014 at 20:42:41

Andrew Vorland Dies From Injuries From The Kick of a Cow
Andrew Vorland, of Halfa, whose serious injury by a cow, was noted by our Halfa correspondent last week, passed away in the Fairmont hospital Tuesday [July 22, 1930] afternoon at four o’clock. He was taken there for treatment after the mishap a week ago Sunday and underwent two operations for internal injuries. As he preceded to milk a cow that was standing near one that had been tied to keep her from kicking, he was kicked under the tied one, and the tied animal trampled him, causing the fatal injuries. A friend of his, who was in the hospital to see him, reports that there were two other people there who were suffering from injuries receive in a similar manner. Mr. Vorland was 47 years of age, and leaves a wife and five children. Funeral services are to be held from the home, one and one-half miles east of Halfa at 12:30 Friday afternoon, and at the Palestine Lutheran church at 2 o’clock. Rev. Nordsletten will officiate and he will be assisted by Rev. T. Hansen of Lakefield and Rev. Peder Ljostvedt, of Eagle Grove. Mr. Vorland formerly lived at Eagle Grove. Detailed obituary next week. (Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, IA, July 23, 1930)

A.Vorland Dies From Kick By An Unruly Cow
Services to Be Held Tomorrow
Andrew Vorland, 48, farmer living in the vicinity of Halfa, died Tuesday afternoon from injuries which he sustained when kicked Sunday while milking a cow. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at Palestine Lutheran church near Dolliver.

Mr. Vorland was rushed to the Fairmont hospital where his injuries were treated, but his condition grew steadily worse and Tuesday noon it became evident that he could not live.

The cow which Mr. Vorland was milking was known to be a kicker and he had tied the animal’s hind legs together as a precaution. However, the cow started kicking about when he began to milk her and Mr. Vorland was knocked to the ground.

Before he could get from under the cow she jumped in the air and came down on him with both hind feet. Dr. Bailey was called and took him to the Fairmont hospital.

Examination showed that the large intestine had been punctured in two places and he received other serious injuries. An operation was performed at the clinic and it was thought for a time that he might survive. Gangrene set in but Monday it was believed that the danger had passed.

Neighbors of the Vorlands have given a helping hand and have gone ahead with the work of harvesting his grain.

Mr. Vorland is survived by his parents, his wife and five children. (Estherville News, Estherville, IA, July 24, 1930)

Burial A. Vorland Held Friday At Dolliver Church
Funeral services for Andrew Voreland, 47, who passed away at the Fairmont hospital last Tuesday afternoon were held Friday afternoon at his farm home near Halfa and at the Palestine Lutheran church near Dolliver.

Mr. Voreland suffered internal injuries when he was kicked by a cow which he was milking Sunday morning, July 13, and was badly trampled by the cow standing next in line.

He was taken to the hospital on Monday and submitted to an operation on that day and to a second one a week later. In spite of every care, however, he died Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock.

Obituary [1st part poor quality scan]
Andrew N. Voreland, Armstrong, Ia, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nels Vorland, was born on April 7th, 1883 [per WWI draft records 1884] in ---- on the --- of --, off the west coast of Norway near the city of ----. With his parents Andrew --- as a 7 year old boy. The – Eagle Grove – where he went through the remainder of his younger [?] days and is where he grew to manhood.

On [October 11, 1911] Mr. Vorland married Miss Sarah Heggen of Dolliver. They were united in marriage in the Palestine Church by Rev. T. J. Servertson. The happy married life of Mr. Vorland has been lived mostly in the --- of our community. The family has also lived 4 years in Eagle Grove, 9 months at Renwick and for the last – years near Halfa.

About 13 years ago Mr. Vorland experienced a special change in his life. He was then brought out of darkness into --- light. And since then he has lived with God.

When he and his family lived in the Palestine congregation Mr. Vorland served for a while as Supt. Of the Sunday School. At Armstrong, where he was a member of the Nazareth congregation, he was esteemed as a teacher of the adult Bible classs.

He is much missed by his big circle of friends. And those to whom he was so tenderly tied as a kind husband and as a good father he is missed very keenly. He leaves behind him to mourn for him his sorrowing wife, Mrs. Andrew Vorland, and his five endeared children: Mildred, Sanford, Alvina, Gerhard and Earl. He is also deeply mourned by his aged parents who mourn the loss of a good son. He also leaves behind him his brother, Helge Vorland of Eagle Grove, his sisters, Elizabeth, Mrs. Chas. Warner of Des Moines; Helen, Mrs. C.J. Larson of Britt; Hannah, Mrs. Tom Benson, also of Britt; and Nora, Mrs. Nels Thompson of Eagle Grove.

The funeral was held on last Friday, July 25th. Rev. Peder Nordsleetten of Wallingford, Iowa officiated. The following assisted: Mr. Julian Bacolzo of the Philippine Islands, Rev. T.S. Severson of Eagle Grove; Rev. -. Hansen of Lakefield, Minn.; Rev. I.A. Mathre of Estherville; Rev. Sam Carlson of St. Paul, Minn.; and Mr. C.J. Carlson of Dolliver. A brief service was conducted at the home at 12:30 o’clock while the service proper was held at the Palestine Church at 2 p.m. An unusually large gathering was present on that busy harvest day. Very beautiful floral offerings were given and also money towards missions in memory of the beloved departed. A quartette from Armstrong, accompanied by Mrs. H.L. Looker, sang both at the home and also at the church. Another quartette from the Palestine congregation accompanied by Miss Marie Carlson, sang at the church and likewise at the grave. The following men from the Armstrong and Halfa communities served as pall-bearers: Andrew Opsal, J.F. Thorson, Car T. Halversen, Iver Knutson, Martin Thompson and A.A. Trvgstad.

In view of what Mr. Andrew N. Vorland was for his family and for God’s kingdom on earth, we reverently wish to add God Bless his memory. – Rev. Peder Nordsletten (Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, IA, July 30, 1930)


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