Orrin Orlando Barrus

Brief Life History of Orrin Orlando

When Orrin Orlando Barrus was born on 29 May 1870, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Barrus, was 31 and his mother, Lovina Ann Steele, was 25. He married Mary Elizabeth Clark on 3 February 1897, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Catawba, York, South Carolina, United States in 1910 and Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States in 1920. He died on 6 October 1958, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Lincoln, Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Orrin Orlando Barrus
1870–1958
Mary Elizabeth Clark
1873–1961
Marriage: 3 February 1897
Leone Augusta Barrus
1897–1963
Harriet Hattie Thelma Barrus
1899–1900
Orlando Clark Barrus
1902–1922
Zina Cloene Barrus
1903–1986
Sterling Clark Barrus
1905–1915
Lera Barrus
1907–2003
Thayer Clark Barrus
1909–2004
Ruth Barrus
1911–1993
Merle Barrus
1913–2007

Sources (100)

  • Orlando O Barrus, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Orlando Barrus, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

1877 · Logan's First Stake is Formed

Eighteen years after the first ward was established and the population of the valley increased exponentially, the first Stake was established.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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

English: variant of Barrows .

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

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The Green Field of South Carolina

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