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Orra Maude Goldie Fern (Coulter) Burch (1888 - 1959)

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Orra Maude Goldie Fern Burch formerly Coulter aka Kennedy
Born in Sutherland, Lincoln, Nebraska, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married in Rifle, Coloradomap
Wife of — married in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United Statesmap
Died in Rifle, Garfield, Colorado, United Statesmap
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Biography

Orra was the family historian, the one who was passionate about genealogy. The daughter of farmers, she worked from a young age in retail stores, but became a housewife when she married Lynn Kennedy, who was a successful banker. She didn't have any children, but she was fond of all of her nieces and nephews, and she left her estate to all ten of them. Unfortunately, she also left behind Othney, her second husband, who was both endearingly whacky and unendearingly perverted.

Research Notes

Although I haven't found her on the 1920 census, Orra is definitely living in Rifle, Colorado between 1917 and 1920, according to numerous articles in The Telegram Reveille

Sources

  • 1900 Census: "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MQMH-K2R : accessed 7 October 2015), Orra M Coulter in household of Oscar V Coulter, Precincts 1, 11-12, 14 Carbondale, Battlement, Divide Creek, Austin Carbondale town, Garfield, Colorado, United States; citing sheet 14A, family 241, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,240,123.
  • 1910 Census: "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK47-NZ8 : accessed 7 October 2015), Ora G Coulter in household of Oscar V Coulter, West Rifle, Garfield, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 48, sheet 9B, family 191, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,374,133.
  • 1930 Census: "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X74W-9Q8 : accessed 7 October 2015), Ora F Kennedy in household of Lynn Kennedy, Rifle, Garfield, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 0022, sheet 5B, family 133, line 96, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 242; FHL microfilm 2,339,977.
  • 1940 Census: "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VR6Z-5KM : accessed 7 October 2015), Orra F Kennedy in household of Harry H Harp, Rifle, Election Precinct 14, Garfield, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 23-22, sheet 61A, family 88, NARA digital publication T627 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012), roll 463.
  • Death: Orra Burch, Obituary, Rifle, Colorado: The Rifle Telegram, March 9, 1959.
  • Marriage to Lynn Kennedy: "Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853-2006," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KNQZ-HKG : accessed 7 October 2015), Lynn A Kennedy and Orra Fern Coulter, 05 Jul 1925, Rifle, Garfield, Colorado, United States; citing no. 891, State Archives, Denver; FHL microfilm 1,690,095.


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