Clarence William Ort

20 July 1913–31 October 1996 (Age 83)
York, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Clarence William

When Clarence William Ort was born on 20 July 1913, in York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Andrew Ort, was 37 and his mother, Mary Ellen Strausbaugh, was 38. He married Irene Beatrice Laughman on 30 June 1932, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Dover, York, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Dover Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 31 October 1996, in Thomasville, Jackson Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Strayers Cemetery, Dover Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Clarence William Ort
Irene Beatrice Laughman
Marriage: 30 June 1932
Doretha Mae Ort
Kenneth William Ort

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30 June 1932
York, Pennsylvania, United States


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1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Age 4

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 22

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

1 Southern French: metonymic occupational name for a gardener or topographic name for someone who lived near an enclosed garden, Occitan ort (Latin hortus).2 German: from a Germanic personal name Ort, a short form of the various compound names with the first element ord ‘point’ (of a sword, spear).3 German: topographic name for someone who lived at the top of a hill or the end of a settlement, from Middle High German ort (see 2 above), in the transferred sense ‘tip’, ‘extremity’. In modern German the word has come to mean ‘point’, ‘spot’, ‘place’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Clarence W Art in household of John A Art, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Clerant Ort in household of Mary E Ort, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Clarence W Ort, "United States Census, 1940"

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