David Thomas Orr

27 December 1885–20 June 1973 (Age 87)
Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life of David Thomas

When David Thomas Orr was born on 27 December 1885, in Liberty, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, Thomas Charles Orr, was 22 and his mother, Emily Jane King, was 19. He married Clara May Watkins on 5 April 1905, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 20 June 1973, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Lanark, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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David Thomas Orr
Clara May Watkins
Marriage: 5 April 1905
Delwin David Orr
Cecil Thomas Orr
Pricilla May Orr
Vonda Adelia Orr
Elmo Watkins Orr
Ula Jane Orr
Arlow Calvin Orr
Rilma Clara Orr
Neva Orr
Vyrin King Orr
Letha Orr
Hertha Orr
Velinda Orr
Milo Orr

Spouse and Children

5 April 1905
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 5

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 23

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • David Thomas Orr, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • David D Orr, "United States Census, 1920"
  • David T Orr, "United States Census, 1930"

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