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Memorable Manitobans: Philip Henry Orr (1882-?)


Born at Agusta, Kentucky in December 1882, son of Philip Buckner Orr and Elisabeth Lyon, he was educated at Dayton, Ohio (High School). After leaving school he took a position as assistant cashier at a clothing store in Dayton, Ohio. He was later made cashier, a position he held until engaged by The National Cash Register Company. He worked two years at the Dayton branch then came to Winnipeg in 1903 as Office Manager. He held this position until 1912 when he resigned to open The Hoosier Store.

On 1 June 1903, he married Clara Lee Tulley. They had one son. He was a member of the Carleton Club, Elmhurst Golf Club, Southwood Golf Club, and the Masons (32nd degree). Baptist. His recreations included fishing and hunting. He lived at 219 Chestnut Street, Winnipeg.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Page revised: 16 May 2009

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