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Roland Guerney Orr

Roland Guerney Orr

Male 1888 - 1937  (49 years)

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  • Name Roland Guerney Orr 
    Born 23 Apr 1888  Nepean, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Jul 1937  Burgess Township, Lanark, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 12 Jul 1937  Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • At the time of his death in 1937, Guerney and Kit were living at 192 Powell Avenue in Ottawa where he was employed as an architect in the Civil Service.

      Ottawa Citizen - July 10, 1937 - Roland G. Orr Dies At Otty Lake Camp

      Roland Guerney Orr, aged 49 years, architect in the survey and engineering branch of the Department of Mines and Resources, who built many of the Indian school houses throughout Canada, and other buildings in connection with Indian Affairs in the Dominion, died suddenly today at Otty Lake, five miles south of Perth. Mr. Orr, who has been on leave of absence due to ill health, had been spending the summer at Otty Lake.

      Dr. J. McCaughey, who was attending him, was called to Otty Lake, when Mr. Orr's condition became critical. Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

      Prior to the establishment of the Department of Mines and Resources, Mr. Orr had been with the Department of Indian Affairs as architect, and it was in this capacity that he had become well known. He joined the department as a draughtsman on May 18, 1907.

      Born in Ottawa, he was a son of the late William A. Orr, who had been in charge of lands in the Department of Indian Affairs, and Mrs. Orr, who survives. His father died in 1913.

      Mr. Orr was educated in the Capital, and it was after he had graduated from Lisgar Collegiate Institute that he had entered the department. He had attended St. Matthew's Anglican church, and was a member of the Doric Lodge, AF and AM and also the Architects' Association.

      His wife, formerly Catherine Turner, and his mother survive.
      Source: Carss Family Tree
    Person ID I5712  Cullen family tree

    Father William Andrew Orr 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Lonsdale Pelton 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F1820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Katherine Loretta Turner,   b. 05 Mar 1890, Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 12 Apr 1968, Vero Beach, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1914  Ottawa, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S41] Ancestry.ca, Ottawa, Canada, Beechwood Cemetery Registers, 1873-1990 1921 - 1954,311.

    2. [S41] Ancestry.ca, Ontario, Canada, Deaths, 1869-1938 and Deaths Overseas, 1939-1947Lanark, 1937, 237.

    3. [S41] Ancestry.ca, Ontario, Canada Marriages, 1801-1928, Carleton, 1914, 2291.