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View Tree for Berkeley Sr. Chester OrrBerkeley Sr. Chester Orr (b. October 13, 1921, d. March 21, 1996)

Berkeley Sr. Chester Orr (son of Boyd Raymond Orr and Nellie L Hess) was born October 13, 1921 in Gerrardstown Magistrate District, Berkeley County, West Virginia, and died March 21, 1996 in Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland. He married "Angelina" Rosina Maria Sauro on February 03, 1945 in Immaculate Conception Parsonage in Elkton, Maryland, daughter of Donato "Daniel" Sauro and Angelina "Angela" Zaccari.

 Includes NotesNotes for Berkeley Sr. Chester Orr:
Berkeley lost the fingers on his right hand in an accident when he was working at the munitions plant during World War II.


By the early decades of the nineteenth century, Elkton had surrounded itself with a number of raw materials that spilled out of the countryside and transformed them into marketable products. Elkton harbor, at the head of the tidal Elk River's navigable waters, gave rise to the town's marketplace importance. At the turn of the century, Elkton had been called one of the greatest wheat markets in America.
Elkton would again gain national recognition in the 1940's as World War II was in full swing. By 1943, 11,500 workers - nearly 80% of them women - had migrated to Elkton to work in munitions plants. This was more than three times the town's permanent population, which totaled 3,518 in 1940. To provide housing for the newcomers, almost 100 small dwellings were built in a development known as Hollingsworth Manor.

An accident at Triumph Industries in Elkton, in the midst of heavy war production, in May of 1943, kills 15 and injures 100.

World War II Industrial Facilities: Authorized Federal Funding - Maryland
City Elkton
Operator Triumph Explosives, Inc
Product Type Fireworks
War Product or Service Shell loading - 40mm
Shell loading - 20mm
lead oxide
primers and detonators

Executive Orders Disposition Tables - Franklin D. Roosevelt - 1943

Executive Order 9254
Possession and Operations of Plants of Triumph Explosives, Inc. and Affiliates
Signed: October 12, 1942
Federal Register page and date: 7 FR 8333, October 15, 1942
See: EO 9306, February 27, 1943; EO 9349, June 4, 1943

Executive Order 9306
Possession Relinquished of Plants of Triumph Explosives, Inc., Located at Elkton, Maryland
Signed: February 27, 1943
Federal Register page and date: 8 FR 2519, March 2, 1943
See: EO 9254, October 12, 1942

More About Berkeley Sr. Chester Orr:
Burial: March 25, 1996, Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Maryland.

More About Berkeley Sr. Chester Orr and "Angelina" Rosina Maria Sauro:
Marriage: February 03, 1945, Immaculate Conception Parsonage in Elkton, Maryland.

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for Berkeley Sr. Chester Orr and "Angelina" Rosina Maria Sauro:
Berkeley and Angie met while working at a munitions plant during World War II. They both moved from West Virginia to Elkton

Berkeley and Angie were married in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Parsonage at the corner of Bridge and Cathedral Streets in Elkton because Berkeley was not Catholic, so they could not be married in the church

Children of Berkeley Sr. Chester Orr and "Angelina" Rosina Maria Sauro are:
  1. +Beverley Ann Orr, b. January 16, 1951, Elkton, Cecil County, Maryland.
  2. Boyd Daniel Orr, b. February 22, 1947, Elkton, Maryland.
  3. Berkeley Jr. Chester Orr, b. October 29, 1959, Elkton, Maryland.
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