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Alfred ORR & Barbara AITKEN - Balfour

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Alfred ORR was born 13 Feb 1858 in Geelong, Victoria
- the 8th of 10 children of William ORR (1821-1864) & Margaret McMANUS (1828-1903) from Liverpool, England. (William died aged 43 & Margaret remarried in Dunedin in 1867 to Anthony KNOWLES (1822-1880)

Barbara AITKEN was born 1865 in Waipori, Otago
- the 3rd of 7 children of Andrew AITKEN (1836-) from Fife, Scotland & Margaret MONAGHAN (1832-1890) from Galway, Ireland, who settled in Victoria, Australia (Margaret had been previously married & had 7 earlier children)
- Barbara's eldest sister, Annie Smith Aitken, was born in Victoria, Australia (as were all her step-siblings) the year before her parents marriage. All other siblings were born in Otago, New Zealand

Alfred & Margaret married 21 Jan 1883 in Tapanui
they had 14 children:

... 1
1883 - 1959 Mary Elizabeth Annie Orr
- Mary married Francis PRINGLE (1871-1948) in Balfour 19 Oct 1904
- their known children:
* 1904 - George Henry Pringle
- spouse unknown
* 1906 - 1986 John Leslie Pringle
- John married Winifred FISHER
* 1907 - Elsie Madeline Pringle
- spouse unknown
* 1908 - 1991 Irene Rita Pringle
- Irene married Alexander STEWART
* 1916 - 2007 Ella Frances Pringle
- Ella married Alexander Owen McKINLAY
* 1918 - 1991 Leslie Alfred Pringle
- Leslie married Isobel Ruby MUNRO
MARY died in Gore 2 Oct 1959 aged 76 (buried Gore)


... 2
1884 - 1959 William Alfred Orr
- William served as Rifleman 29651 with the New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 8th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company, embarking from Wellington 23 Sep 1916. He returned from Dardanelles in Jan 1918
- William married Elizabeth Bethune 'Bessie' HALLIDAY (1894-1953) in Dunedin 17 May 1918
- their known children:
* 1917 - Rex Halliday
* 1919 - 1927 Gwendoline Doris Orr
* 1921 - 1992 John Halliday Orr
* 1927 - 1987 Hugh Murray Orr
* 1930 - 1981 Thomas Thomson Hinch Orr
* 1933 - 1985 Donald Paterson Orr
WILLIAM died in Dunedin 8 Jan 1959 aged 74 (buried Balfour)


... 3
1886 - 1968 Henry George 'Harry' Orr
- Henry served as Trooper 24922 with the NZEF, 14th Reinforcements New Zealand Mounted Rifles, embarking from Wellington 10 July 1916
HENRY died in Milton 3 Aug 1968 aged 1 day from 82 (buried Fairfax cemetery)


... 4
1888 - 1971 Robert Allan Orr
- Robert served as Private 65124 with the NZEF, 33rd Reinforcements Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company , embarking from Wellington 31 Dec 1917. He was listed as a 'Lime Crusher'
- born in Dunedin, Robert was a Farmer
- his last address was the Fulton Home in Dunedin
ROBERT died in Dunedin 24 Nov 1971 aged 83 (buried Dunedin)


... 5
1889 - 1968 Barbara Alice Orr
- Barbara married James COWIE (1889-1958) in Balfour 15 July 1914
BARBARA died in Invercargill 2 July 1968 aged 78 (buried Invercargill)


... 6
1891 - 1966 Ernest David Orr
- Ernest married Agnes Irene WEIR (1893-1941) 25 March 1914
- daughter of Archibald WEIR & Jemima HANCOCK
- they had a son
- Ernest married Elizabeth Mary Ida GREEN (1904-1986)
AGNES died in Pahiatua 26 Sep 1941 & buried in Karori
ERNEST died in Invercargill 12 Aug 1966 aged 74 (buried Invercargill)
ELIZABETH died in Invercargill 9 Feb 1986 aged 81 (buried Invercargill)


... 7
1894 - 1962 Alfred Orr
- Alfred served twice, as Trooper 9/335 with the Main Body, Otago Mounted Rifles, embarking from Port Chalmers 16 oct 1914 and as Second Lieutenant 9/335 with the NZ Rifle Brigade, 8th Reinforcements 3rd Battalion, G Company, embarking from Wellington 23 Sep 1916
- Alfred married Jessie Matilda METAAL (1892-1975) 19 Dec 1917
- daughter of George Cornelius Rennie METAAL (1865-1925) & Susan ABRIM (1968-1894) & granddaughter of Cornelius METAAL & Mary RENNIE
Otago Daily Times, 19 January 1918 ORR-METAAL - On December 19, at King Street Congregational Church, by the Rev G. Heighway, Lieutenant Alfred orr, N.Z.E.F., youngest son of Alfred Orr, Balfour, to Jessie M., only daughter of George Metaal, Kingston Crossing
Otago Witness, 8 March 1894 METAAL - On the 1st March 1891, at her residence, Greytown, the beloved wife of George C. R. Metaal; aged 26 years
- Alfred & Jessie had 5 known children
ALFRED died in Kingston Crossing 25 March 1962 aged 67 (buried Riversdale)


... 8
1896 - 1985 Mabel Orr
- Mabel married John Frederick WEIR (1890-1961) 26 Jan 1921
- son of Archibald WEIR & Jemimma HANCOCK
MABEL died in Invercargill 25 Aug 1985 aged 89 (buried Riverton)


... 9
1898 - 1955 Myrtle Thistle Orr
- Myrtle married Clifford Passmore PHILPOTT (1895-1982) 18 April 1927
MYRTLE died in Christchurch 22 Sep 1955 aged 57 (buried Bromley)


... 10
1900 - 1992 Lila Margaret Orr
- Lila married Walter ROBERTSON (1900-1980) 15 June 1926
- they had 3 children
LILA died in Chrisrchurch 1 Sep 1992 aged 2 weeks from 92 (buried Invercargill)


... 11
1902 - 1994 Muriel Orr
- Muriel married John Alfred PALMER (1900-1981) 24 April 1928
MURIEL died in Wellington 12 June 1994 aged 91


... 12
1904 - 1911 Ella Catherine Orr
ELLA died in Balfour 20 May 1911 aged 2 weeks from 7 (buried Balfour)


... 13
1907 - 1996 Gladys Orr
- Gladys married James CRUST (1904-1944) 18 Dec 1928
- son of James William CRUST & Nellie JOYCE
- they had 2 children
- Gladys married ? PROBERT in Wellington 20 June 1945
- they had a son
GLADYS died in Nelson 4 June 1996 aged 88


... 14
1909 - 1984 Ethel Catherine Orr
- Ethel married Harold Benjamin POWER (1906-1961) 26 Dec 1919 in Dunedin
- her last address was the Eventide Home Company Bay
HAROLD died in Dunedin 6 Aug 1961 aged 55 (lived 22 Marine Parade, MacAndrew)
ETHEL died in Dunedin 12 Dec 1984 aged 75 & 1 week
- they are buried together Andersons Bay cemetery, Dunedin)


Alfred Orr died 24 Nov 1939 in Thornbury aged 81
Barbara Orr died 8 Aug 1940 in Invercargill aged 75
- they are buried in Balfour cemetery

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