Biography of Arnold Orme
Rush County, IN Biographies





ARNOLD ORME, member of the firm of Ball & Orme, operating a grain elevator at Rushville, is an enterprising business man at that city. He was born in Walker township, this county, September 4, 1878, a son of William and Amanda (Lower) Orme, also natives of Rush county. His father was a farmer and owned 160 acres of land in Walker township. There were four children in the family and all are living: Lon, Dessie, Russell and Arnold. Arnold Orme attended the public schools in Walker township, in the meanwhile assisting on the home farm, afterward renting eighty acres of land in Rushville township, where he carried on farming for four years. He came then to Rushville and embarked in the elevator business and has occupied his present location for thirteen years, the business being conducted under the firm name of Ball & Orme. The firm handles grain, flour and seed, the capacity of their elevator being about 35,000 bushels. On October 25, 1899, Mr. Orme married Pearl Ball, who was born at Rushville, daughter of Ephraim and Belle (Frazer) Ball, and they have five children: William, Thomas, Fern. Frank and Fay. William and Thomas have completed the public school course but the others are yet in school. In politics Mr. Orme is a Democrat and served three years as a member of the city council. He is a Mason, belonging to blue lodge, council and chapter; is a member of the grand lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and belongs also to the Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen. Mr. Orme is well known over Rush county and his reputation is that of an upright and reliable business man.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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