William Alexander Orr (1846 - 1877)

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Born in UK but lived most of life in Australia

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Birth


Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland County, England United Kingdom

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Glasgow, Glasgow City County, Scotland United Kingdom

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Australia

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Wife: Emma Pickering (Mann) Orr

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Alexander

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Michael Allen Orr

Michael Allen Orr

Gates Orr

Gates Orr

Gates ORR and Mary Jane (BEST) ORR

Gates ORR and Mary Jane (BEST) ORR

Gates Orr

Gates Orr

Annie Holm Orr

Annie Holm Orr

Anne Martin Orr

Anne Martin Orr

Amy Delena (Hopkins) Orr gravesite

Amy Delena (Hopkins) Orr gravesite

Marie A. (Kirchgassner) Lopf obituary

Marie A. (Kirchgassner) Lopf obituary

Bobby J Orr

Bobby J Orr

Amy Delena (Hopkins) Orr

Amy Delena (Hopkins) Orr

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Unknown couple

Unknown man, 1912

Unknown man, 1912

Josephine Elder Orr

Josephine Elder Orr

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Lorena & Floyd Orr Michael Allen Orr Gates Orr Gates ORR and Mary Jane (BEST) ORR

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1846 - In the year that William Alexander Orr was born, on November 4th, the Donner Party was stranded in the Sierra Nevada on its way to California. The ill-fated wagon train was snowed in and couldn't get out of the mountains for 3 months. Some went for help - on foot - but the majority of the 87 people in the wagon train were stuck in heavy snow, without food. Only 48 of the original settlers survived - some by cannibalism of the dead.

1861 - By the time he was merely 15 years old, on February 11th the U.S. House voted unanimously to guarantee noninterference with slavery in any state, allowing states to decide whether they would allow slavery or not.

1868 - At the age of 22 years old, William was alive when on May 30th, Memorial Day was observed as a day to decorate the graves of Union soldiers with flowers. General John A. Logan, of the Grand Army of the Republic, had declared the 30th "Decoration Day".

1875 - William was 29 years old when the Bombay Stock Exchange - the first stock exchange in Asia - was established. It was called "The Native Share & Stock Brokers Association".

1877 - In the year of William Alexander Orr's passing, on March 2nd, the U.S. presidential election of 1876 was ended with the selection of Rutherford B. Hayes as the winner. Samuel J. Tilden had won the popular vote in November 1876 but 20 votes in the electoral college were in dispute. An informal agreement was made in which Hayes agreed to remove federal troops from South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana, ending Reconstruction in the South. So, on March 4th, Rutherford B. Hayes became the 19th President of the United States.

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William Alexander Orr died in 1877 at 30 years old. No cause of death has been entered for William. He was born on December 16, 1846 in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England , United Kingdom. He married Emma Pickering Mann. We know that William Alexander Orr had been residing in Australia.

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