Orra Elijah Upp

4 December 1873–28 August 1949 (Age 75)
Knox, Illinois, United States

The Life of Orra Elijah

When Orra Elijah Upp was born on 4 December 1873, in Knox, Illinois, United States, his father, Winfield Scott Upp, was 22 and his mother, Eva Louise Beach, was 19. He married Helene Schneidan on 21 September 1921, in Rogers, Oklahoma, United States. He lived in Maquon, Knox, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 28 August 1949, in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Orra Elijah Upp
Lucia Ann Harness
Edith Scott Upp

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 4

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 20

Also known as the Chicago World's Fair, The Exposition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to constuct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the invetions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France.

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Upp, high, lofty

Sources (3)

  • O E Upp, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ora E Upp, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Orra E Uepp in household of Scott Uepp, "United States Census, 1880"

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