Jones Groce Orr

26 May 1897–30 March 1977 (Age 79)
Ocoee, Polk, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jones Groce

When Jones Groce Orr was born on 26 May 1897, in Ocoee, Polk, Tennessee, United States, his father, Rufus Ashbury Orr, was 40 and his mother, Margaret Ann Fetzer, was 35. He married Adeline J Burger on 7 February 1929, in Polk, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 3, Polk, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 1, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 30 March 1977, in Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Cleveland, Bradley, Tennessee, United States.

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Jones Groce Orr
Adeline J Burger
Marriage: 7 February 1929

Spouse and Children

7 February 1929
Polk, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings



    Herschal Anderson Orr


    George Ernest Orr


    Clyde P. Orr


    John Lake Orr



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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Grace J Orr in household of Rufus A Orr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Addilene J Orr in household of Rufus A Orr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willie Orr, "United States Census, 1920"

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