Jean Abigail Orr

18 January 1890–12 October 1922 (Age 32)
Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States

The Life of Jean Abigail

When Jean Abigail Orr was born on 18 January 1890, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, her father, John Orr, was 44 and her mother, Harriet Persis Tanner, was 33. She married Orland Higginbotham on 15 June 1909, in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Fremont, Idaho, United States for about 10 years. She died on 12 October 1922, in Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Rigby Pioneer Cemetery, Rigby, Jefferson, Idaho, United States.

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Orland Higginbotham
Jean Abigail Orr
Marriage: 15 June 1909
Geneva Katherine Higginbotham
Kenneth Orr Higginbotham
La Rue Higginbotham
Doris Higginbotham
Orland Sam Higginbotham

Spouse and Children

15 June 1909
St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 6

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 10

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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The life of John Orr

The life of John Orr 1845-1901 Memories of my father John Orr Scotland, the Bonnie homeland of the Scott, was the birthplace of my father. His birth occurred when the blooming heather clothed his na …

Sources (3)

  • Jean Higginbotham in household of Orland Higginbotham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jean A Orr in household of John Orr, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jean Higgenbotham in household of Orland C Higgenbotham, "United States Census, 1920"

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