Biography of James Orr
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Orr, James, was born in Lancashire, England, February 1, 1831, and came to the United States with his parents, George and Amelia Orr, settling in Valley Forge, where they remained until 1842, and from there moved to Providence. In 1867 he came to Attleborough, where he remained until his death in 1893. James Orr was educated in the public schools, and engaged in the cotton business. In 1858 he established a dyeing business in Smithfield, and in 1865 came to South Attleborough, establishing his present plant, and at the present time is one of the leading dealers in colored cotton yarns and in bleaching and dyeing. In 1852 Mr. Orr married Rachael W., daughter of William Prince, and their children are James W., George W., Charles F., William P., Emory H., Mrs. M. Jane Gilson, Ellen F. and Lizzie.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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