Sarah Laverne Orr

19 October 1849–18 April 1931 (Age 81)
Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Sarah Laverne

When Sarah Laverne Orr was born on 19 October 1849, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Robert Robertson Orr, was 32 and her mother, Margaret McCalease, was 32. She married James Joseph Coleman on 16 January 1867, in Warren, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Eagle, Upper Uwchlan Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Hanover, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1880. She died on 18 April 1931, in Rosemeade Township, Ransom, North Dakota, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Kent, Wilkin, Minnesota, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Joseph Coleman
Sarah Laverne Orr
Marriage: 16 January 1867
James William Coleman
Ellen Coleman
Benjamen Coleman
Mary Elizabeth Coleman
Maria Annetta Blanche Coleman
Leo R Coleman

Spouse and Children

16 January 1867
Warren, Illinois, United States


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Parents and Siblings




    Charles Thomas Orr


    Margaret A Orr


    Emma Rachel Orr



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World Events (8)


Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 14

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 23

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Sarah Orr in household of Robert Orr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah L Colmen in household of James H Colmen, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah L Coleman in household of James W Coleman, "United States Census, 1930"

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