Notes 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 tetranitrate lead oxide pentolite grenades primers and detonators explosives fuses bombs grenades pyrotechnics
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.
Marriage 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: