James Lawrence Orr

Male12 March 1881–12 June 1940

Brief Life History of James Lawrence

When James Lawrence Orr was born on 12 March 1881, in Anderson, South Carolina, United States, his father, John Marshall Orr, was 36 and his mother, Sarah Jane Prater, was 36. He had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with Irene Wilson. He lived in Garvin Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 12 June 1940, in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Anderson, South Carolina, United States.

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James Lawrence Orr
Irene Wilson
Frank Orr
James E. Orr
Henry Furman Orr
Eunice Louise Orr
Jonathan Orr
Clarence Wilson Orr
Ovaline Orr

Sources (12)

  • Lawrence Orr, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Lawrence Orr, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • James Lawrence Orr, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 17

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: from an unrecorded Middle English personal name Orre (Old Norse Orri, originally a byname meaning ‘black grouse’).

Scottish (southwestern): nickname from Scottish Gaelic odhar ‘dun, of sallow complexion’. This surname is also common in Ireland. It was brought to Ulster from Scotland in the 17th century.

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

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