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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Family Time Line

James R. Orr
1829–1906
Eunice Ana Beecher
1828–1869
Marriage: 4 July 1851
Alexis Iveson Orr
1852–1927
Rosa Orr
1854–
Mary Lovina Orr
1856–1924
Francis Joshua Orr
1857–1925
Sissy Orr
1858–1858
Willis Marsena Orr
1860–1883
Sarah Rosella Orr
1863–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1851
Vienna, Trumbull, Ohio, United States
children

(7)

    Alexis Iveson Orr

    Male1852–1927Male

    Rosa Orr

    Female1854–Female

    Mary Lovina Orr

    Female1856–1924Female

    Francis Joshua Orr

    Male1857–1925Male

    Sissy Orr

    Female1858–1858Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+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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