Thomas Orr Sr

18 December 1802–15 November 1893 (Age 90)
Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Orr Sr was born on 18 December 1802, in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Orr, was 55 and his mother, Mary Paterson, was 42. He married Catharine Jackson on 26 December 1820. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Salmon Falls Judicial Township, El Dorado, California, United States in 1860 and Salmon Falls, El Dorado, California, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 November 1893, in Shingle Springs, El Dorado, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Orr Sr
Catharine Jackson
Marriage: 26 December 1820
John Orr
James Jackson Orr
Thomas Orr Jr.
Isabella Orr
Mary Ann Orr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1820
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 13
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 23
    Historical Boundaries: 1825: Hancock, Illinois, United States
    Age 25
    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Hancock, Illinois, United States

    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.

    Sources (29)

    • Thomas Orr in entry for Mary N. Whitney, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Thomas Orr, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Thomas Orr, "United States Census, 1870"

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