Louis Merven Orr

19 June 1880–25 October 1930 (Age 50)
Masonville, Delaware, Iowa, United States

The Life of Louis Merven

When Louis Merven Orr was born on 19 June 1880, in Masonville, Delaware, Iowa, United States, his father, Benjamin F Orr, was 31 and his mother, Susan Harriett Havens, was 25. He lived in Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1910 and McCamish Township, Johnson, Kansas, United States in 1920. He died on 25 October 1930, at the age of 50, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte, Kansas, United States.

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Benjamin F Orr
Susan Harriett Havens
Clinton Franklin Orr
Louis Merven Orr
Charles Benjamin Orr
William James Orr
Ira Albert Orr
George Osborn Orr
Ernest Emerson Orr

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin F Orr


    Susan Harriett Havens




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 4

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 16

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Louis M Orr in household of Benjamin F Orr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Louis Orr in household of B F Orr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Louis Orr in household of Benj F Orr, "United States Census, 1900"

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