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Joseph Allison Orr
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1857
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 4, 1915
Leadville
Lake County
Colorado, USA

Joseph Allison Orr, s/o Samuel & Mary Ann (Allison) Orr, m1 to Elizabeth ??? and m2 to Annie ??? Fackler, a widow. Joseph was a miner who resided at 404 E 8th St., no issue by either marriage.


Ref: Carbonate Chronicle, Leadville, CO, 11 Jan. 1915 From Tuesdays' Daily Death of Joseph A. Orr Joseph A. Orr, a miner in Leadville for a number of years, died at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon at his home, 404 East Eighth, following an illness of several weeks of Brights disease. He was 56 years old.

The miner had been discharged from a hospital shortly before Christmas, and was feeling well at that time. A short time later, however, he was stricken with the last attack of the disease which ended in his death. He had lived at 404 East Eighth Street alone for sometime, following the death of his second wife, a few years ago. During his last illness he had been cared for by neighbors.

Friends of the miner believed he came to Leadville in 1890. None of his relatives are living in the city at the present time. John Orr, a brother, who was at one time interested in a co-operative grocery store in East Fifth Street, resides at Red Mesa, CO, near Durango. He was notified of his brother's death yesterday.

Will Fackler, a stepson, who formerly lived here, is at present in Nevada near Mispah.

Arrangements for the funeral services will await word from the brother at Red Mesa.

Ref: Carbonate Chronicle, Leadville, CO - 18 Jan. 1915 - Funeral of Joseph Orr The late Joseph A. Orr was buried in the A.O.U.W. cemetery yesterday afternoon, following services at two o'clock at The Chapel of the Meynahan and O'Malla Undertaking Company at which a number of his old friends paid their last tributes. The services were conducted by the Rev. David McMartin, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.

Acting as pall bearers were: Messrs. James Olds, Richard Owens, M. D. Hollister, George Wix, C. O. Thompson and J. R. Edwards.

Mr. Orr, who had been a miner in Leadville for a number of years, died on Jan. 4, at his home at 404 East Eighth Street. He had no relatives in the city at the time of his death through a brother, John, who lives at present at Red Mesa, CO, had managed a co-operative grocery store here in East Fifth Street several years ago. Will Fackler, a stepson, of Miller, NV, arrived in the city last week, and attended the services yesterday. All effort to notify the brother at Red Mesa proved unsuccessful. The brother lives on a ranch a number of miles from a post office and there is no telephone line running to Red Mesa from Durango or other nearby towns. All telephone connection with the nearest points last week was broken by a snowstorm. Letters which are also written had brought no replies up to last night.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Samuel Orr (1822 - 1894)
  Mary Ann Allison Orr (1831 - 1908)
 
 Siblings:
  Joseph Allison Orr (1857 - 1915)
  John Orr (1859 - 1923)*
  Samuel Orr (1862 - 1937)*
  Andrew Orr (1864 - 1915)*
  David Orr (1865 - 1946)*
  Francis Allison Orr (1868 - 1936)*
  Anna Mary Orr Wilson (1870 - 1942)*
  William Alec Orr (1873 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Evergreen Cemetery
Leadville
Lake County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Sec A, Blk 1, Lot 31
 
Created by: Bob Orr
Record added: Jan 13, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46644239
Joseph Allison Orr
Added by: Bob Orr
 
Joseph Allison Orr
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