Noah Curtis Orr

13 October 1909–2 July 1985 (Age 75)
Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Noah Curtis

When Noah Curtis Orr was born on 13 October 1909, in Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States, his father, Robert Robinson Orr, was 55 and his mother, Agnes Eleanor Brackman, was 36. He married Alice Elizabeth Taylor on 31 March 1931, in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Garland, Miller, Arkansas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 2 July 1985, in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Rondo, Miller, Arkansas, United States.

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Noah Curtis Orr
Alice Elizabeth Taylor
Marriage: 31 March 1931
Mary Katherine Orr

Spouse and Children

31 March 1931
Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States


    Mary Katherine Orr


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Robinson Orr


    Agnes Eleanor Brackman




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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1914 · Steamboat Service Established with New York

Age 5

Satilla was the first Deepwater Steamship to arrive at the port of Houston. This accomplishment successfully established a steamboat service between Houston and New York City.

Age 20

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • N Curtis Orr, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Noah C Orr in household of Robert Orr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Noah Orr in household of Robert R Orr, "United States Census, 1920"

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