Orr, Catherine 1902

Mrs. Catherine Orr
East Liverpool Tribune

Mrs. Catherine Orr

Mrs. Catherine Orr died at the home of her son, John C. Orr, of Lincoln avenue, this city, at 7:30 o’clock Friday morning, after only a few days’ illness. Her death was caused from a complication of illnesses arising from her advanced age. She was in her eighty-third year and was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Her maiden name was Catherine McKinnon, and she came to this country in 1848, going to Reading, Pa., where she was married the same year to Mr. Wm. Y. Orr, at Reading. She came to East Liverpool with her husband in 1852, and has resided here ever since. Her husband was postmaster of the village of East Liverpool in 1855 and the office was located in a small building on Market street where Mr. Isaac Foutts now resides, just across the street from the new Tribune building. Her husband was the first news agent to handle daily papers in this place on the completion of the C. & P. railroad in 1855, selling Pittsburg and Philadelphia papers.

Her funeral will take place Sunday afternoon from the residence of her son, where her remains can be viewed from 7 to 11 o’clock this evening. Interment will be made at Riverview cemetery. Rev. Jones, the pastor of the Methodist Protestant church, of which she was a member, will have charge of the services. Mrs. Orr, from her long residence in this city, has made many friends and acquaintances among our older people, she having lived here half a century.

(Note – died September 19, 1902)