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Grace Douglass Orr
Birth: Oct. 3, 1882
Osage
Mitchell County
Iowa, USA
Death: Aug. 23, 1962
Grinnell
Poweshiek County
Iowa, USA

FROM: GRINNELL COLLEGE SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY

Grace Douglass Orr, '02
Papers, ca. 1890-1978
(Truman O. Douglass Family)


Biographical Note:
Grace Douglass was born March 10, 1882 in Osage, Iowa, the youngest of the six children of Truman O. and Maria Greene Douglass. In August 1882 the family moved to Grinnell where Rev. Douglass served as Secretary of the Iowa Congregational Home Missionary Society, a position he held for the next 25 years. Grace graduated from Iowa College in 1902, studied physical culture in the Boston Normal School of Gymnastics (a graduate department of Wellesley College) for a year, and taught physical training 1903-04 at Iowa College. In September 1904 she married Dr. Hiram Winnett Orr, an orthopedic surgeon in Lincoln, Nebraska. They had five children. Mrs. Orr was active in the Congregational church and with Camp Fire Girls. She is the author of A Layman's Guide to Ecumenicity, 1956.

Dr. Orr died in 1956, and Mrs. Orr later moved to the Mayflower Home in Grinnell. She died Aug. 23, 1962.

The bulk of the collection consists of Mrs. Orr's recollections about her life and the lives of three of her brothers, and of family photographs.

Provenance: Donated by Grace Orr's daughters, Josephine Orr Danielson, Lincoln NE, and Dorothy Orr Klein, State College PA, in 1980. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Truman Orville Douglass (1842 - 1925)
  Maria Greene Douglass (1843 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Hiram Winnett Orr (1877 - 1956)*
 
 Children:
  Infant Unknown Orr (1906 - 1906)*
  Infant Unknown Orr (1912 - 1912)*
  Gwenith Greene Orr Sheldon (1919 - 2009)*
 
 Siblings:
  Harlan Paul Douglass (1871 - 1953)*
  Truman Orville Douglass (1873 - 1946)*
  Matthew Hale Douglass (1874 - 1945)*
  Grace Douglass Orr (1882 - 1962)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hazelwood Cemetery
Grinnell
Poweshiek County
Iowa, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 24, 2008
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