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George James Orechia
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1898
Sheet Harbour
Nova Scotia, Canada
Death: Feb. 14, 1972
Nova Scotia, Canada

George James Orechia was born 04 November
1898, in Sheet Harbor, Halifax County,
Nova Scotia, Canada, the Son of Arthur
Jacob Orechia, and Florence Edith
(nee Knight) Orechia, and the Grandson
of John B. Orechia and Mary Catherine
"Kate" (nee Lively) O'Connell Orechia;
and William Knight and Susan A.
(nee Quillinan) Knight. He grew up in Shubeacadie, Hants County, Nova
Scotia, Canada.

On 31 March 1916, George James
Orechia enlisted in the Canadian
Military; giving his oral and written
Declaration and Oath of Attestation,
on that date. He became a member of
the 193rd Infantry Batallion
of the Canadian Expeditionary Forces.

He was restricted from being sent
Overseas until he was 19 years old,
and was required to wait until
November of 1917, before the
restriction was lifted, and he
joined in the Action of his Battallion,
and served Honorably until the end
of World War I.

On 14 December 1918, he returned
from the War, arriving at the Port
of Halifax, Nova Scotia, on board
the luxury liner, H.M.S. Olympic,
the Twin Sister Ship of the H.M.S.
Titanic. The Olympic Served as a
troop transport ship during World War I.

In 1920, George James Orechia emigrated
to the United States, settling in Linclon,
Essex County, Massachusetts. In 1920,
he married Miss Mabel Etta Withrow,
in Essex County, Massachusetts.

George and Mabel had three sons,
James Raymond; Walter M.; and
Arthur George Orechia.

With World War Two Raging, George
James Orechia enlisted in the United
States Army on 27 October 1942,
serving his new Country with the
Pride and Valor, he had served his
Country of Birth, more than 20 years
before. He was 44 years old.

He was assigned to "HQ3" Company
of the 511th Parachute Infantry
Regiment, and was serving overseas,
when his son, James Raymond Orechia,
was Killed In Action on 15 May 1944
in Solenzara, Corsica, Italy.

He remained with the United States
Military until 1952.

Sometime after Mabel passed away,
George returned to Nova Scotia, and
he was married a 2nd time to a widow,
Mary Mae (Nee Corkum) Brooks. He was
living in Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia,
when his Father, Arthur Jacob Orechia
died in 1961; and had moved to Seabright
by the time his Brother, William died
in 1967.

George James Orechia died on 14
February 1972 in Nova Scotia, Canada,
and was buried in the PINE GROVE
Cemetery in STEWIACKE EAST, Colchester
County, Nova Scotia, Canada.

He was survived by his wife, Mary Mae
(nee Corkum)Brooks Orechia; two sons,
Walter Morin Orechia, and Arthur George
Orechia, both of Massachusetts;
a brother, Joseph Arthur Orechia, of Massachusetts; and a sister, Mrs.
Florence Reta Orechia (Clarence R.)
Withrow, of Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia;
and other relatives.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur Jacob Orechia (1870 - 1961)
  Florence Edith Knight Orechia (1874 - 1939)
 
 Spouse:
  Mabel Etta Withrow Orechia (1901 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  James Raymond Orechia (1920 - 1944)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pine Grove Cemetery
Stewiacke East
Colchester County
Nova Scotia, Canada
GPS (lat/lon): 45.14936, -63.29501
 
Created by: Patti Johnson
Record added: Sep 26, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 117691644
George James Orechia
Added by: SMB
 
George James Orechia
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