Charles Cleveland Orr

Male7 October 1886–29 October 1949

Brief Life History of Charles Cleveland

When Charles Cleveland Orr was born on 7 October 1886, in Albion, Edwards, Illinois, United States, his father, James Milton Orr, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth Burkett, was 42. He married Nancy Jane Blancett on 24 September 1916, in Craighead, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Nettleton, Craighead, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Maumelle Township, Craighead, Arkansas, United States in 1930. He died on 29 October 1949, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas, United States.

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Charles Cleveland Orr
Nancy Jane Blancett
Marriage: 24 September 1916

Sources (12)

  • Charles C O*, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charley Orr, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Charles Cleveland Orr, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 September 1916Craighead, Arkansas, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

    Age 2

    Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

    Age 17

    A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

    Name Meaning

    English: from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Orre (Old Norse Orri, originally a byname meaning ‘black grouse’).

    Scottish (southwestern): nickname from Scottish Gaelic odhar ‘dun, of sallow complexion’. This surname is also common in Ireland. It was brought to Ulster from Scotland in the 17th century.

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

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