15 Ex-servicemen of Thornville decided a post should be formed and named after Edgar A. Orr of the Thornville area who died at Camp Sherman, Ohio on October 28, 1918.

Original Chapter Members were:
Luke H. Martin Roe K. Belt Frank R. Clemson Carl R. Poulson
O. J. Letherman Thomas B. Packer Harry B. Cooper Guy Cooper
Fred D. Aspach William S. Kindle Raymond S. Machling Guy F. Poulson
Henry J. Snyder Vernon R. Soliday Charles C. Alspach

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