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Charles T. Orr
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Birth: Jan. 19, 1869
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 1953
Jasper County
Missouri, USA

Charles T. Orr
615 Hampton Place
Joplin, MO

FATHER: Thomas Orr
MOTHER: Louisa M. (Ritter) Orr

Husband of Grace

Father of:
Charles T. Orr, Jr.
Occupation: Mining
Died at age 84 years old
Missouri Death Certificate



Charles T. Orr came to Webb City in 1898 and established a long career in zinc mining. Orr became one of the largest mining operators in the district. He was the first operator in the area to enlarge the milling process to over 1,000 tons per day. During World War I he ran the Athletic, Bertha A and Wingfield mines. Orr spent considerable time in Washington, D. C. after he was appointed by Bernard Baruch to serve on the metal committee of the War Industries Board for the United States during World War I. He helped organize the American Zinc Institute in 1918, served as it's first president, and became one of the first district members of the American Mining Congress. Orr was an active member of the YMCA, Joplin Rotary Club, and became the first president of Freeman Hospital.

Architectural Note:
The Orr mausoleum is classified as Greco Deco. The smooth wall surface, horizontal planes, and streamlined design are of the modern influence. The geometric floral bas-relief is used extensively in Art Deco and represents a lily, the sign of purity. The Greek elements incorporated into this modern style add an interesting dimension. The seat area, called an exedra, was a design the ancient Greeks used to define the burial space and as seating for contemplating visitors. The class Greek columns have a modern air about them, for the capitals have been replaced with channeled bands. At the end of the benches are two Greek vessels. These vessels house the eternal flame of resurrection.

Source: Mt. Hope Cemetery
'A Walking Tour'

Family links: 
  Grace Fitzgerald Orr (1872 - 1947)
  Raymond Orr (1902 - 1962)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Webb City
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Orr Family Mausoleum
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Jul 28, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55559043
Charles T. Orr
Added by: NJBrewer
Charles T. Orr
Added by: NJBrewer
Charles T. Orr
Added by: NJBrewer
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"If you don't recount your family history, it will be lost. Honor your own stories and tell them too. The tales may not seem very important, but they are what binds families and makes each of us who we are."
- NJBrewer
 Added: Nov. 25, 2012

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