John Orr (1892 - 1973)

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John Orr
1892 - 1973
updated February 06, 2019
John Orr was born on March 12, 1892. He died in August 1973 at 81 years old. We know that John Orr had been residing in West Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72390.


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John Orr died in August 1973 at 81 years old. He was born on March 12, 1892. There is no information about John's family. We know that John Orr had been residing in West Helena, Phillips County, Arkansas 72390.
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In 1892, in the year that John Orr was born, on October 12th, the "Pledge of Allegiance" was first recited in unison by students in U.S. public schools. Composed the previous August by Francis Bellamy, it was to be recited in 15 seconds and originally read: "I pledge allegiance to my Flag and the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all." "Under God" was added in the 1950's.

In 1913, he was 21 years old when ratified in February the 16th Amendment, establishing a Federal income tax, became law. Previously, customs duties (tariffs) and excise taxes were the primary sources of federal revenue. With the passage of the 16th Amendment, incomes of couples exceeding $4,000, as well as those of single persons earning $3,000 or more, were subject to a 1% Federal tax (that would be about $98,000 and $74,000 now). Rates rose to 7% for incomes over half a million dollars. Less than 1% of the population was subject to income tax.

In 1920, he was 28 years old when Italian born factory worker Nicola Sacco and fish peddler Bartolomeo Vanzetti were picked up by police on May 5th in connection with the April 15th murder and robbery of a guard and a paymaster at the Slater and Morrill Shoe Company in South Braintree, Mass. Although in later years they were thought to be innocent, they were anarchists and were convicted of the crime and put to death.

In 1953, by the time he was 61 years old, on July 27th, the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. The Armistice was to last until "a final peaceful settlement is achieved". No peaceful settlement has ever been agreed upon.

In 1973, in the year of John Orr's passing, in October, Vice President Spiro Agnew resigned - President Nixon nominated Gerald Ford for Vice President. Nixon's tax returns came under investigation. Nixon offered the recently discovered Oval Office tapes be heard by one person and summarized - his offer was rejected by the Special Prosecutor. Nixon ordered the Attorney General, then the assistant Attorney General, to fire the Special Prosecutor. Both refused and were fired. The Solicitor General became the acting Attorney General and fired the Special Prosecutor (the Saturday Night Massacre). Nixon releases some of the tapes, under extreme pressure because of the firings.

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John Young Orr
around 1897 - Jan 11, 1917
John William Orr
around 1887 - Oct 4, 1917
John Samuel Orr
around 1921 - Dec 30, 1942
John Ronald Orr
around 1921 - Mar 30, 1943
John Richard Orr
around 1892 - Aug 9, 1918
John Percy Orr
around 1896 - Dec 8, 1918
John Leonard Orr
around 1892 - May 14, 1915
John James Orr
around 1908 - Aug 3, 1944
John Hamilton Orr
around 1922 - Mar 21, 1943
John Francis Orr
around 1897 - Oct 2, 1917
John F. Orr
Died: Oct 28, 1914
John Ethelbert Orr
around 1916 - Oct 9, 1944
John Erskine Orr
around 1894 - Sep 17, 1916
John Ernest Orr
around 1882 - Nov 1, 1917
John Edward Orr
around 1907 - Oct 18, 1943
John Compton Orr
Died: Apr 28, 1917
John Bransom Orr
around 1894 - Oct 20, 1917
John Boyd Orr
around 1871 - Aug 24, 1914

Other Orrs

Imogene G Orr
Oct 21, 1920 - Mar 21, 2001
Paragould, AR
Leila Orr
Jan 22, 1892 - April 1973
Cleveland, Mississippi
Sam Orr
Apr 21, 1893 - October 1964
Evelyn J Orr
Feb 9, 1921 - May 18, 1990
Doris Orr
Nov 7, 1922 - November 1975
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Willie Orr Jr
Dec 2, 1919 - March 1981
West Helena, Arkansas
Floyd Orr
Sep 2, 1911 - July 1984
Los Angeles, California
Mae Orr
Oct 31, 1881 - June 1977
Sulphur Springs, Arkansas
Louella S Orr
Feb 11, 1891 - Jul 25, 1992
Monticello, AR
Theressa Orr
Sep 22, 1921 - Sep 9, 2004
Cincinnati, OH
C C Orr
Oct 1, 1923 - Dec 16, 1993
North Little Rock, AR
L D Orr
Dec 31, 1906 - Feb 17, 1989
Campbell, MO
Robert Orr
Oct 14, 1901 - June 1985
Cleveland, Ohio
Lee A Orr
Nov 20, 1921 - Dec 9, 1987
Lonsdale, AR
Ernest W Orr
Nov 3, 1912 - Mar 13, 1998
Independence, MO
Marcus W Orr
Mar 29, 1925 - November 1990
James Orr
Dec 8, 1915 - August 1979
Bismarck, Arkansas
Benjamin F Orr
Jan 16, 1917 - Nov 21, 1988
Jonesboro, AR
Roberta C Orr
Mar 24, 1908 - Dec 27, 1998
Jackson, CA
Eutha I Orr
Jul 4, 1924 - Jul 21, 2011
Omak, WA

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Apr 14, 1904 - November 1968
Pawhuska, Oklahoma
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Sep 11, 1911 - July 1976
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Wilburn Ewing
Apr 8, 1906 - July 1967
Cotton Plant, Arkansas
Felix Steel
Mar 7, 1901 - July 1964
David Dozier
Feb 2, 1908 - Feb 3, 1988
Bakersfield, CA
George Wheeler
Feb 18, 1908 - April 1974
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James Foster
May 23, 1916 - Feb 12, 2000
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Charley Bartley
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Hubert Puckett
Feb 13, 1909 - February 1975
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Cotton Plant, AR
Gilbert Dunbar
Sep 30, 1917 - July 1981
Cotton Plant, Arkansas
Fred Callon
Aug 9, 1898 - July 1966
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Homer E Randall
Dec 15, 1899 - Apr 2, 1988
Cotton Plant, AR
Paul D Jones
Sep 22, 1908 - Jul 9, 1988
Lansing, MI
John B Johnson
Jun 7, 1882 - Jun 4, 1989
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Clarence O Bogan
Jul 18, 1912 - Sep 22, 2005
Brinkley, AR
Fred D Lowe
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Brinkley, AR
Willie Binns
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Harvey Speer
Feb 10, 1893 - June 1966
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