Mary Orr

8 August 1839–21 March 1928 (Age 88)
Muskingum, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Orr was born on 8 August 1839, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States, her father, Andrew Orr, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Love, was 23. She married John A Chrystal on 21 March 1867, in Delaware, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Delaware, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Antelope Township, Spink, South Dakota, United States in 1900. She died on 21 March 1928, in Saint Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Golden, Delaware, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John A Chrystal
Mary Orr
Marriage: 21 March 1867
Sarah Jane Chrystal
Robert Andrew Chrystal
Katherine C. Chrystal
Mary Luella Chrystal
Anna E. Chrystal
John Edward Chrystal

Spouse and Children

21 March 1867
Delaware, Iowa, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



    Hezekiah Love Orr



    Sarah Jane Orr


    Annis Love Orr


    Rebecca Orr


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 7

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Mary Chrystal in household of John Chrystal, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mary Chrystal in household of John Chrystal, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mary Crystal in household of John Crystal, "United States Census, 1880"

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