Orville Browning Tarr

26 September 1857–26 March 1861 (Age 3)
Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life of Orville Browning

When Orville Browning Tarr was born on 26 September 1857, his father, William R Tarr, was 47 and his mother, Mary M Polly Adair, was 44. He died on 26 March 1861, in Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 3, and was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Mendon Township, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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William R Tarr
Mary M Polly Adair
James Ferris Tarr
Mary Jane Tarr
Sally Ann Tarr
Martha Elizabeth Tarr
Maria Francis Tarr
Lucinda Tarr
John William Tarr
Charles Tarr
Margaret Alice Tarr
Orville Browning Tarr
Waila Orr Tarr

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1858 · A House Divided

Age 1

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.
1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 4

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Name Meaning

1 English (southwestern England and South Wales): apparently from tar (Old English te(o)ru), and applied perhaps to someone who worked with tar or bitumen in waterproofing ships.2 Possibly an altered spelling of German Tharr, of uncertain origin.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Orville Browning Tarr - death: 26 March 1861; Mendon, Adams, Illinois, United States

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