Herman Calvin Jordal

Male 1925 - 2009  (84 years)

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  • Name Herman Calvin Jordal 
    Born 18 Apr 1925 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jun 2009 
    Age 84 years 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    Peter Jordal  (Grandfather) 
    Ethel Evelyn Harris,   b. 1887,   d. Mar 1978  (Age 91 years)  (Mother) 
    Person ID I22249  tree2019
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 

    Father Ancestors Otto Parson Jordal,   b. 28 Aug 1877, Odde, Norway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jul 1961  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ethel Evelyn Harris,   b. 1887,   d. Mar 1978  (Age 91 years)
    Other Partners: John A. Zaun  
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F17168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Ancestors Eva June Manwaring,   b. 28 Jun 1926, Richland Township, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 2007  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 1 Oct 1946  Fernwood, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married: 1x1. Herman Calvin Jordal, Jr.,   b. 19 Aug 1947,   d. 15 Sep 1997  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x2. Sylvia Ann Jordal
    Married: 1x3. June E. Jordal
     4. Happy John Jordal,   b. 1 Jan 1953,   d. 7 May 1957  (Age 4 years)  [natural]
    Married: 1x5. Donald J. Jordal
    Married: 1x6. Otto P. Jordal,   b. 18 Nov 1950,   d. 7 Jun 2009  (Age 58 years)  [natural]
     7. Raymond G. Jordal
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F7955  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Louise Unknown 
    Last Modified 19 May 2020 
    Family ID F16629  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Herman Calvin Jordal, Sr. - April 18, 1925 - June 12, 2009. Army Veteran of World War II. Son of Otto P. and Ethel Harris Jordal. Husband of Eva June Mainwaring (married October 1, 1946) & Mary Louise Peters Jordan (married August 16, 1978.)

      Newspaper Obituary - Saturday, June 13, 2009 The Post-Standard - Syracuse, New York - Herman Calvin Jordal, 84, of Pulaski, died Friday at Oswego Hospital. He was a World War II Army veteran. He was a machinist for the Carrier Corporation. He was predeceased by three sons, Otto, Herman and Happy. Surviving: two sons, Donald Jordal and Raymond Jordal, both of Mexico; two daughters, June Shaw of Missouri and Sylvia Parrott of Henderson, New York; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday from North Mexico Methodist Church. Burial will be in South Richland Cemetery. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of Harter Funeral Home, Mexico, New York.
      Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) - September 7, 2000Browse Issues
      An Oswego County judge sentenced a 75-year-old Mexico man to 11/3 to 4 years in state prison Wednesday for sodomizing a 28-year-old mentally disabled woman.

      Herman "Cal" Jordal could have received six months in county jail and five years probation if he had agreed to cooperate with the probation department and undergo counseling, said special prosecutor Jim Nicholson.

      But Jordal maintained he is innocent and does not need counseling, prompting Judge Walter Hafner to give him the maximum sentence.

      A jury on June 23 convicted Jordal of third-degree sodomy, a felony, as well as second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of an incompetent person, both misdemeanors. The woman testified Jordal had sexual contact with her several times in her home last year.

      Hafner also sentenced Jordal to one year in jail for each misdemeanor, to run concurrently with the longer sentence.

      The judge said he was "troubled" by the sentencing decision he faced because Jordal has no prior criminal record and has been a productive citizen, working 27 years at Carrier Corp. before his retirement. He also is a World War II veteran and has health problems that include bronchitis and heart trouble.

      "I certainly feel that a probation sentence would substantially benefit Mr. Jordal ... but that would require counseling, therapy," Hafner said. "Mr. Jordal's failure to acknowledge his participation (in the sexual abuse) ... leads the probation office to recommend a lengthy period of incarceration."

      Hafner urged Jordal to discuss the matter with his lawyer, Steve Arnold, outside the courtroom. A few minutes later, Arnold told the judge that Jordal "will attend counseling, but he feels he hasn't done anything wrong."

      "It sounds like he is unable to comply with probation, the main purpose of which is counseling," the judge said.

      Jordal then launched into an argument about evidence that he said wasn't presented at his trial, but Hafner told him, "We're not here to retry your case."

      "You do what you have to do and I'll do what I have to do," Jordal replied. "I am not guilty ... and I'll be damned if I admit to it."

      Hafner said Jordal has the right to appeal his conviction, but meanwhile he is considered a sex offender. After he serves his prison term, the judge said, he will have to register with the state as a sex offender and provide a blood sample for the state's DNA database. The judge also issued an order of protection requiring Jordal to stay away from the victim for nine years.

      Arnold said he will ask the state appellate division court in Rochester to stay Jordal's sentence pending appeal. But meanwhile, Jordal will be sent to state prison. Hafner told Jordal that some counseling will be required there, too, "otherwise you'll do the whole four years."

      Post-Standard, The (Syracuse, NY) - June 21, 2000Browse Issues
      An Oswego County woman who is mentally disabled took the stand Tuesday and faced a 74-year-old Mexico man accused of sexually abusing her about a year ago.

      The woman, in her late 20s, testified that Herman "Cal" Jordal, 74, of Sherman Road sodomized her and touched her inappropriately on several occasions in her home.

      Her testimony concluded the first day of testimony in Jordal's sodomy trial in Oswego County Court. Jordal is charged with third-degree sodomy, a felony, and second-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of an incompetent person, both misdemeanors. He was indicted in November . The indictments say the abuse took place during late April or early May of last year.

      "Has anyone touched your private parts?" Special Prosecutor James Nicholson asked the woman.

      "Yes, Cal," she said and pointed at Jordal.

      Judge Walter Hafner appointed Nicholson the special prosecutor to prevent any conflicts because Jordal's previous lawyer, Anthony J. DiMartino, joined the district attorney's office earlier this month.

      The woman testified Jordal told her to remove her clothes on several occasions and then touched and licked her. She testified Jordal told her not to tell her family.

      She said several times in court she wanted Jordal to stop touching her and had called him once and asked him not to do so. "He promised he would never do it again," she said.

      The woman could not say the approximate time of year the abuses took place, however.

      Just before the woman's testimony, Hafner interviewed her outside of the jurors' presence. The judge was trying to decide if she was capable of giving sworn testimony. At the end of the interview, Hafner said she was capable of distinguishing between the truth and a lie and he would allow her to testify.

      Jordal's lawyer, Stephen Arnold, reminded the jurors in his opening statement that Jordal is presumed innocent until the prosecution proves its case beyond a reasonable doubt. Arnold said it is not his obligation to prove anything, that the burden of proof rests with Nicholson.

      "He (Jordal) didn't do what he is accused of doing," Arnold said after court adjourned for the day. He said Jordal denied the abuse took place and, if it did happened, the woman had the mental capacity to consent.

      Arnold said he thinks the woman believes what she said in court, but whether the abuse actually occurred is open to question.

      Nicholson said he expects to call three more witnesses today and introduce into evidence the telephone conversation between the woman and Jordal.