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William H. Orr

Onslow—Feb. 10 (1932)—Former Mayor of Onslow—William H. Orr, 74, died Tuesday at his home in Onslow, after a long illness.
Mr. Orr was born in Connecticut, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Orr, pioneers of the neighborhood near Onslow. He was a member of a large family, only two of which are still living, Mrs. Mame Duncanson of Peterson, and Miss Eliza Orr, of Onslow.
Fifty-two years ago, on the past Christmas day, he was married to Miss Elizabeth French, who survives with the son, David Orr, of Clinton, and the daughters, Alice Conley and Elva Orr, of Onslow, and Elsie Callihan, of Chillicothe, O., all of whom were with him at the time of his death. He is also survived by six grand children.
Mr. Orr was a member of the Modern Woodman lodge. He served as mayor here for four years from 1926 to 1930. His earlier life had been spent on the farm, which is now occupied by his daughter, Mrs. Conley and her family. The funeral will be held from the late home, Thursday afternoon, with burial in the family lot in Clay cemetery

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt


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