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Milton N Orr (1888 - 1977)

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Milton N Orr
1888 - 1977
Born
January 1, 1888
Death
August 1977
Last Known Residence
Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas 79095
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Milton N Orr of Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas was born on January 1, 1888, and died at age 89 years old in August 1977.
Updated: January 23, 2013
Biography ID: 484712

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Milton Orr passed away at age 89 years old in August 1977. Milton N Orr of Wellington, Collingsworth County, Texas was born on January 1, 1888.

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Milton N Orr lived 17 years longer than the average Orr family member when he died at the age of 89.
The average age of an Orr family member is 72.
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Milton Orr Family
Milton Newton Orr with Addeline Nannie Vallance Orr and children. This picture was taken on the Orr Farm in Plaska, Hall Co., Texas. Milton was married to Nannie Addeline Vallance of Plaska, Hall Co., Texas on 1 April 1906 at Plaska, Texas. Milton was a farmer/rancher in the Plaska, Texas community for many years. After this picture was taken they had another daughter born in 1929. Milton and Nannie are buried in the Fairview Cemetery, Memphis, Hall Co., Texas.
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1888 - 1977 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Milton N Orr was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1919, Milton was 31 years old when the "Black Sox Scandal" rocked baseball fans during the World Series. Eight players on the Chicago White Sox were accused of throwing the World Series, thus allowing the Cincinnati Reds to win, and making money off of the losses. All of the players were found not guilty by a jury but the fallout lasted for decades. The players were banned from baseball even though they were found innocent.

In 1927, he was 39 years old when 10 years after the United States bought the U.S. Virgin Islands from the Danish government, the inhabitants were granted U.S. citizenship. While they can vote in congressional elections and presidential primaries, they cannot vote for President.

In 1939, he was 51 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1977, in the year of Milton N Orr's passing, on January 21st, President Carter pardoned "draft dodgers" - men who avoided the draft during the Vietnam War. He fulfilled a campaign promise with the pardon. But it only applied to civilian evaders - the estimated 500,000 to 1 million active-duty personnel who went AWOL were not included.

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