Samuel James Orr

18 November 1879–26 June 1954 (Age 74)
Belfast, Ireland

The Life of Samuel James

When Samuel James Orr was born on 18 November 1879, in Belfast, Ireland, his father, John Orr, was 26 and his mother, Amelia Taylor, was 18. He died on 26 June 1954, in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

John Orr
1853–
Amelia Taylor
1861–
Samuel James Orr
1879–1954
John Orr
1881–
Robert Orr
1882–
Joseph Orr
1884–
Alice Orr
1887–
Evaline Orr
1889–
Elizabeth Orr
1892–
Annie Orr
1897–

Parents and Siblings

    John Orr

    Male1853–Male

    Amelia Taylor

    Female1861–Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1879–1954Male

    John Orr

    Male1881–Male

    Robert Orr

    Male1882–Male

    Joseph Orr

    Male1884–Male

    Alice Orr

    Female1887–Female

+3 More Children

World Events (3)

1892

Age 13

Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.
1901

Age 22

First Federal election.
1919

Age 40

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Web: Ireland, Census, 1901
  • Ancestry Family Trees
  • Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958

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