Elxina Orr

1874–21 May 1893 (Age 19)
Perth, Ontario, Canada

The Life Summary of Elxina

When Elxina Orr was born in 1874, in Perth, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Orr, was 47 and her mother, Christina McKinnon, was 42. She lived in Hibbert, Perth, Ontario, Canada in 1881. She died on 21 May 1893, at the age of 19.

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Family Time Line

George Orr
1827–1901
Christina McKinnon
1832–1916
Catherine Orr
1862–1951
Isabella Orr
1866–
Anne Orr
1869–1896
Christina Orr
1870–1889
Elxina Orr
1874–1893
Sarah Orr
1875–
Sadie Orr
1878–1929
Margaret Jane Orr
1879–1881

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World Events (2)

1883 · Mining Boom
Age 9
In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act
Age 12
In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

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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  • Elexe Orr in household of George Orr, "Canada Census, 1881"

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