Edgar Orr of Thornville, died at Camp Sherman Tuesday of influenza. He was the only Ohio man to succumb to the disease at the Camp in the 24 hour period ending at 6 o'clock Tuesday night. All quarantine restrictions have been in force at Camp Sherman for the past four weeks were lifted Tuesday afternoon.
Edgar A.(possibly Albert after grandfather) Orr was BORN October 7, 1896 on Thorn Township Road 37, Perry County, Ohio. His FATHER was George Lee Orr (May 8, 1865, Licking County to 1940) and MOTHER was Emma Jane Cooperrider Orr (February 11, 1865, Perry County).
Nine children total with 2 dying in infancy of scarlet fever; BROTHERS were Grover Lewis Orr (also WWI chemist who worked on producing mustard gas), Wesley and Ned Oreal Orr; SISTERS were Orpha, Rozella, Cipha Olive Orr (died 1917), and Esta Mae (Orr) Cooperrider.
"Official Roster of Ohio Soldiers, Sailors and Marines" list the following information about Edgar:
Inducted at Somerset, Ohio on September 3, 1918. 3854728
Assigned to National Army, 4th Company, 1st Battalion, 158th Depot Brigade.
Private Orr died of lobar pneumonia on October 28, 1918
Notified George L. Orr, father, RFD4, Thornville
BURIED at Good Hope Lutheran Cemetery, Perry County, Ohio
South of Hopewell Indian Road on Sand Rock Road