Savil Orr

10 February 1828–30 November 1887 (Age 59)
Rush, Indiana, United States

The Life of Savil

When Savil Orr was born on 10 February 1828, in Rush, Indiana, United States, his father, Joseph Orr, was 26 and his mother, Susan Wilson, was 26. He married Elizabeth J. Eshom Orr on 17 March 1862, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870. He died on 30 November 1887, in Lima, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Savil Orr
1828–1887
Elizabeth J. Eshom Orr
1841–1903
Marriage: 17 March 1862
Morris Orr
1869–1893
Levi Orr
1873–1961
Perry L. Orr
1875–1948
Carrie Etta Orr
1877–1957
Harry Orr
1878–1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 March 1862
Adams, Illinois, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Orr

    Male1802–1883Male

    Susan Wilson

    Female1802–1880Female

siblings

(5)

    Hester Orr

    Female1823–1884Female

    Male1828–1887Male

    George Orr

    Male1836–Male

    Lafayette M. Orr

    Male1838–Male

    Napoleon Bonapart Orr Sr.

    Male1844–Male

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1832 · Black Hawk War

Age 4

"The Black Hawk War was a brief conflict between the United States and Native Americans led by Black Hawk, a Sauk leader. The war erupted soon after Black Hawk and a group of other tribes, known as the ""British Band"", crossed the Mississippi River, into Illinois, from Iowa Indian Territory in April 1832. Black Hawk's motives were ambiguous, but records show that he was hoping to avoid bloodshed while resettling on tribal land that had been given to the United States in the 1804 Treaty of St. Louis."
1846

Age 18

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English, Scottish, and northern Irish: from the Old Norse byname Orri ‘blackcock’ (the male black grouse).2 Scottish: nickname for someone with a sallow complexion, from Gaelic odhar ‘pale’, ‘dun’.3 English: topographic name for someone who lived on a shore or ridge, from Old English ōra ‘shore’, ‘hill-slope’, ‘flat-topped ridge’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word ( see Ore ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Orr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Savil Orr, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Saril Orr in household of Joseph Orr, "United States Census, 1860"

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