1942 Altoona Tribune Grandpa Orr
JOHN S. ORK John S. Orr, a veteran of World War No. 1, died at his home, 311 Fourth avenue, at 8:15 o'clock Saturday Saturday morning. Born in Altoona, January 18. 18S9, he was a son" of John and j Harriet (Keith) Orr and married, Miss Ruth Patton. He was asso-j asso-j asso-j ciated with his brother, Clyde, in the operation of a gasoline station at Seventh avenue and Fourth street for a period of 35 years. On May 17, 1918 he enlisted in thB United States army seirving overseas from August 14, 1918 to April 25, 1919 with headquarters detachment 56th engineers corps. May 1, 1919 he was discharged. Members of his family include his wife, four daughters and two sons: Harriet, Carolyn, John, William, William, Virginia and Gayle; three sisters and one brother Mrs. Minnie Minnie Kipple, Mrs. Jessie Strunk. Clyde and Mrs. Jennie Kiefer, all of the city. Mr. Orr was a member of the Third Presbyterian church. Friends will be received at the home, 311 Fourth avenue.