Obituary – Basil A. Ormes
East Liverpool Tribune
Basil A. Ormes, a well known colored resident of East End, died suddenly Saturday afternoon (October 21, 1905) at Homeworth, where he has been operating in the oil fields for six months with his son James. A message was received by the family early in the afternoon and two of the sons started for Homeworth, but before they arrived the father had died. No particulars were learned as to the nature of Mr. Orme’s illness, but it is presumed to have been heart trouble.
The remains were brought to the city this morning on the 5 o’clock train and taken to the late residence of the deceased in Dry Run. Mr. Ormes was the founder of the Ormes & Sons foundry in East End, and had resided in the city 15 years. He was well known and very highly respected.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. Florence Evans, Mrs. Ella Brightwell, James, Perry, Norman, and Jess Ormes, all of this city. Two brothers and one sister also survive. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.