Biography of Greer B. Orr
Franklin County, Ohio Biographies





Greer Burgett Orr, well known building contractor of Columbus, was born at Greensburg, Pennsylvania, June 4, 1885, the son of Robert and Anna E. (Burgett) Orr.

Robert Orr spent his entire life in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. He was born in 1859 and died July 5, 1915. He engaged in the livery business. Mr. Orr was married in 1873 to Anna E. Burgett, the daughter of James Burgett, a native of Ohio. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Orr: Roe, interior decorator, lives in Columbus; Mabel, married Clarence Parsons, lives at Leechdale, Pennsylvania; Pearl, married John Hazlett, lives at Pittsburgh.

G. B. On attended the public schools of Greensburg, Pennsylvania, and at the age of seventeen years entered the employ of the Ohio Bell Telephone Company, at Canton, Ohio. He was identified with this company for a period of seventeen years and traveled throughout the state, although his home has been in Columbus since 1908. In 1919 Mr. Orr resigned from the company's employ and became interested in the building business at Columbus. His activities are confined largely to residences and apartment houses and his work extends throughout Franklin County. He lives at 3015 Crescent Drive.

On June 24, 1908, Mr. Orr was united in marriage with Miss Lulu Miles, the daughter of Simeon and Clara (Mansfield) Miles, of Athens, Ohio. They have two children: Harry Robert, born February 21, 1912, associated in business with his father; and Thelma Irene, who lives at home.

Mr. Orr is a member of the Church of Christ, and is affiliated with Westgate Lodge, No. 623, Free and Accepted Masons, Ohio Chapter, R. A. M., and Columbus Council. He also belongs to the Hill Top Business Mens Club.

From:
History of Franklin County, Ohio
By:Opha Moore
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka - Indianapolis 1930


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