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Subject: Obit for Sardine S. Van Ornum
Date: 19 Dec 2002 06:44:21 -0700
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Surnames: Van Ornum, Harmon, Williams,Ross, Dyste, Hohaus, Anderson, Barney, Larson, Johnson
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Unknow newspaper undated. From the scrapbook of Addie Wood Van Ornum of South Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., NY:
"The death of Sardine S. Van Ornum, which took place at the residence of his son, H. L. Van Ornum at Forman, December 10, was briefly mentioned in these columns last week, and following is additional biographical sketch. Deceased was born May 9, 1825 at Edwards in St. Lawrence Co., NY. He was married to Eunis (sp) Harmon Sept 2, 1844. Five sons and three daughters were born to the union, all of whom except H.L. and A.J. Van Ornum had passed away before their father. Of the second marriage of S.S. Van Ornum there is no data available at this writing (married Jerusha Cole in Ottowa Co., MI). Both wives were taken by sickness and passed to their eternal sleep mourned and regretted. In the year 1868 S.S. Van Ornum moved to MI, in which state he resided until about 21 years ago when he came to Sargent Co., North Dakota, to join his son H.L. who had moved here some time before. For many years the family resided in Rutland township, but a few years ago the son retired from active f!
arming, purchased a home in Forman and moved the family in, his father accompanying them. As stated last week, "Grandpa" Van Ornum was a well known figure on our streets, well liked by all and up to his last sickness, was a well preserved old gentleman, active and spry and vigorous of mind. In 1859 he had embraced the Seventh Day Adventist faith which held his firm belief in life ever afterwards. He died at the ripe old age of 88 years and some month after a week's illness. The funeral was held Saturday, 12 p.m. at the house and 1 p.m. from the Congregational Church, Rev. George J Ross officiating. The church was appropriately decorated and the services were impressive and touching. There was a good attendance of friends and neighbors of the bereaved family. The pall bearers wee J.H. Dyste, L.A. Hohaus Ed Anderson, L.A. Barney, B.H. Larson and O. B. Johnson. The out of town relatives present were Judson Van Ornum of Chicago and Joseph Williams of Island Lake, Minn. A host of!
others were notified but could not arrive in time for the funeral. There were about a dozen local relatives of the deceased present at the obsequies. The remains were interred in the cemetery a mile south of town. S.S. Van Ornum at rest. CARD OF THANKS: We desire to express in this way or sincere thanks for the kind services rendered by friends and neighbors during the sickness and at the funeral of our departed father and relative. Their services will ever be remembered. H. L. Van Ornum and family."