David Henry Orris

15 November 1906–7 September 1986 (Age 79)
Columbus Junction, Louisa, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of David Henry

When David Henry Orris was born on 15 November 1906, in Columbus Junction, Louisa, Iowa, United States, his father, Wilbur Warren ORRIS, was 21 and his mother, Nancy Eshleman, was 21. He married Rachel Victoria Vanden Abbele on 7 April 1928. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Columbus City, Louisa, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Morning Sun, Louisa, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 7 September 1986, in Plainwell, Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Martin, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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David Henry Orris
Marie Eleanor Bowen
Marriage: 7 December 1945
Ronald Morton Orris

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  • Marriage
    7 December 1945
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    World Events (8)

    1907 · Not for profit elections
    Age 1
    The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.
    1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge
    Age 4
    The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
    Age 21
    Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 671;2007: 1334; 2010: 1909)English (East Anglia): probably in most instances a variant of Orridge (see Orange 2 and 3), with sibilation of the final palatal consonant to /ʃ/ and /s/ to give (H)orrish and (H)orris. It was sometimes associated with the personal name Horace in modern times by folk etymology.English (Essex): occasionally perhaps from the Middle English personal name Orace (from Latin Horatius, possibly of Etruscan origin) but it was exceptionally rare in medieval England and is unlikely to be the main source of the surname.

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

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    Sources (31)

    • David Henry Orris, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
    • David Orris in household of Wilber W Orris, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
    • David Orris in entry for Wilbur W. Orris and Nanie Eshleman, "Iowa, Marriages, 1809-1992"

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