William James Orr (1894 - 1917)

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Mikra British Cemetery Kalamaria,
Greece

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Service number: 19953
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
Unit/ship/squadron: 5th Bn.

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James

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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 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

Timeline

1894 - In the year that William James Orr was born, on March 12th, for the first time, Coca-Cola was sold in individual bottles as a drink for consumer consumption. Previously, it was sold as a syrup for upset stomachs - over the counter.

1901 - William was just 7 years old when shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

1903 - At the age of merely 9 years old, William was alive when the United States Department of Commerce and Labor was created by President Theodore Roosevelt to control the excesses of big business. Renamed the Department of Commerce 10 years later, many departments concerned with workers were transferred to the Department of Labor at that time. Another spin-off, the Bureau of Corporations, became the Federal Trade Commission.

1913 - He was 19 years old when Woodrow Wilson became the 28th President of the United States in March. Previously the Governor of New Jersey and President of Princeton University, he was the first Southerner to serve as President since Zachary Taylor, over 60 years previous. A Democrat, he led the U.S. during World War I and championed the League of Nations.

1917 - In the year of William James Orr's passing, "I Want You" became famous. James Montgomery Flagg's poster, featuring Uncle Sam and based on a 1914 British poster, attracted thousands of U.S. recruits to WWI duty. Over 4 million posters were printed in 1917 and 1918.

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William James Orr passed away on September 20, 1917 at age 23. There is no known cause of death for William. He was buried in Mikra British Cemetery Kalamaria, Greece. He was born around 1894. There is no information about William's immediate family.

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