The Worland Family in America and Beyond

I began my life in the Puget Sound area of Washington State, on an island filled with forests and wild rhododendrons. I was separated from my Worland family there at an early age. Recently, I was reunited with my family and learned of my heritage. And so, this journey to know my ancestors began. The Worlands, Gideons, Newtons, Conards... they were the colonists, the settlers, the pioneers. They fought in the American Revolution, the War of 1812, the Civil War. This is their story, and the story of a nation. -Deci Worland MacKinnon

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Rosella B. Johnston

Boats on the waterfront at Fairhaven. Photograph Collection, Postcard 1911



My grandmother, Rosella B. Johnston, was born December 8, 1893, in Minnesota. She grew up in Fairhaven Township, Minnesota. Her mother was Estella Lucinda Johson, (nee: Randall).
Her father, Aaron C. "Acy" Johnson was a farmer from Iowa. Acy had migrated from Allaamakee Co, Iowa, to Clearwater, Minnesota some time around 1880, with his two brothers, Charles H. and Frank.
Acy died on Aug. 20, 1900 at 3:30 in the morning. He had been kicked in the face by a horse on August 15, leaving him in bad shape.
Pneumonia set in shortly after the accident, which led to his death. He was 42 years of age.

On May 19, 1908, Rosella married Alfred Leslie Worland in Park Rapids, Minnesota.

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