Biography of Frederick W. Orr
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Orr, Frederick W., was born July 8, 1848. His father, David Orr, was born in Belfast, Ireland, March 1, 1810, and came to this country in 1811 and settled with his father in Columbiaville, N. Y., where they engaged in the manufacture of cotton for a number of years. David Orr then moved to Albany and learned the mason's trade, and was boss mason on the Albany Cathedral and the lower part of the State House and other large buildings. He remained in Albany until 1866, and then moved to New York. He was a director in the State Bank of Albany. He died November 23, 1892. His mother was Julia A. (Pierson) Orr, who was born in Newark, N. J., on December 12, 1821. Frederick W. attended the Albany Academy, and was fitted for college at Elizabeth, N. J., and in November, 1867, entered the freshman class of Princeton College, leaving there after two years. He then became a member of the firm of Orrs & Co., in the paper manufacturing business in Troy, and has since devoted his attention thereto. He is a trustee of the Emma Willard Seminary, and of the Park Presbyterian church, and has been president of the board for ten years. In politics he is a Republican.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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