James R. Orr

5 May 1829–7 August 1906 (Age 77)
Jackson, Coitsville Township, Mahoning, Ohio, United States

The Life of James R.

When James R. Orr was born on 5 May 1829, in Jackson, Coitsville Township, Mahoning, Ohio, United States, his father, Thomas Bailey Orr, was 34 and his mother, Jane McLaughlin, was 27. He married Eunice Ana Beecher on 4 July 1851, in Vienna, Trumbull, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Weathersfield Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States for about 40 years. He died on 7 August 1906, in Niles, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Niles City Cemetery, Niles, Trumbull, Ohio, United States.

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James R. Orr
Eunice Ana Beecher
Marriage: 4 July 1851
Alexis Iveson Orr
Rosa Orr
Mary Lovina Orr
Francis Joshua Orr
Sissy Orr
Willis Marsena Orr
Sarah Rosella Orr

Spouse and Children

4 July 1851
Vienna, Trumbull, Ohio, United States


    Alexis Iveson Orr


    Rosa Orr


    Mary Lovina Orr


    Francis Joshua Orr


    Sissy Orr


+2 More Children

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+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 7

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 31

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

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)

  • James Orr, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Orr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jas Orr in household of Thos Evens, "United States Census, 1860"

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