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Thomas Orr

Male 1870 - 1930  (60 years)


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  • Name Thomas Orr 
    Born 4 Feb 1870  Plains, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Feb 1930  Orland, Glen Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I60  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2018 

    Father Thomas Orr,   b. 8 Nov 1837, Clarkesbridge, Armagh, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1897, Belt, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Isabelle Adams,   b. 1841, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1904, Belt, Cascade Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 3 Feb 1860  West Manse Airdrie Free Church, Airdrie Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bridgett Bessie Burke,   b. 20 Oct 1874, Newport, Mayo, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1949, Butte Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1906  Silver Bow, MT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Orr,   b. 1907, Belt, Cascade Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Robert Thomas Orr,   b. 2 Sep 1909, Belt, Cascade Co., Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 2000, Sacramento Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
     3. Gordon Samuel Orr,   b. 21 Apr 1911, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1996, Butte Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [natural]
     4. Dorothy Orr,   b. 22 Mar 1913, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1999, Glenn Co, CA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Feb 1870 - Plains, Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Feb 1930 - Orland, Glen Co., California Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Thomas Orr 1870-1930
    Thomas Orr 1870-1930
    Thomas Orr died Feb 7, 1930 (?) and is buried in the Orland Masonic Cemetery, Glenn County, California, Plot 5121. Bessie Burke Orr died on Nov 15, 1949 in Chico, Butte County, California, and is buried in Plot 5120 of the same cemetery.

  • Notes 
    • Birth: doc
      1910 census: Belt, Montana. Self-employed coal miner. House owned free and clear. Naturalized US citizen. Immigration year: 1893. Lived next door to his brother, William. (Thomas and William may be the Orr brother who owned the Orr mine in Belt)
      1920 census: Wyoming twp, Glenn Co, CA. Occupation: farmer
      1930 census: farmer, Glenn Co, CA
      Buried in Orland Masonic Cemetery, Orland, Glen CO, CA

      Thomas, William and Samuel Orr (sons of Thomas Orr and Isabella Adams) opened a mine about 1 mile north of Belt on the east side of Belt Creek by January, 1904. They immediately began making coal shipments (probably domestic coal) to Helena and also served the local market. The distribution pattern continued at least through 1907, when their reported annual output was almost 4500 tons of coal. In that year, the mine employed 14 men. The Orr brothers were still operating in 1911, if not later, but specific production numbers, numbers of workers, equipment used, and markets were not identified in consulted sources for the 1910s. Production is likely to have continued into World War I. - from Great Falls Coal Field: Historic Overview, June 2009 (10 Mb pdf)