James Orr

Male14 January 1879–21 March 1965

Brief Life History of James

When James Orr was born on 14 January 1879, in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia, his father, William Orr, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Aven Hutchings, was 33. He died on 21 March 1965, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

William Orr
1842–1920
Sarah Aven Hutchings
1846–1926
Mary Ann Orr
1869–1965
Eliza June Orr
1870–1967
George Edmond Orr
1872–1921
Elizabeth Aves Orr
1874–1950
Bertha Orr
1876–1957
Samual John Orr
1877–1879
James Orr
1879–1965
Sarah Emma Orr
1880–1921
William Thomas Orr
1882–1882
William Charles Orr
1883–1957

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    World Events (8)

    1892

    Age 13

    Coolgardie gold-field is discovered.

    1901

    Age 22

    First Federal election.

    1911

    Age 32

    Canberra is founded and designated as the capital. The Federal Capital Territory is established as an area of two 360 square kilometers in the Yass-Canberra district.

    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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