Orrison and Casson Genealogy

John S. Orrison, 1944

John Sherman OrrisonAge: 70 years19171988

Name
John Sherman Orrison
Birth June 7, 1917 24 24
St. John's Hospital, St. Paul, Ramsey, MN, USA
Latitude: N44.956242 Longitude: W93.073125

Address: St. John's Hospital
Note: Map location is approximate; the hospital has moved since 1917. See http://swedehollow.org/Photos/SwedeHollowWalkingTour/SwedeHollowWalkingTour.html (archived as PDF in Dropbox)
Baptism March 30, 1918 (Age 9 months)
Address: The Church of the Messiah
Birth of a sisterLouise Josephine Orrison
December 20, 1918 (Age 18 months)
Birth of a sisterLillie Ruth Orrison
March 28, 1921 (Age 3 years)

Note: ToDo: Birth certificate found on http://people.mnhs.org/bci - name Lillie Ruth Orrison, Ramsey County, cert ID 1921-52964
Birth of a brotherDavid Charles Orrison
March 4, 1923 (Age 5 years)
Note: Funeral announcement said St. Paul, MN
Birth of a sisterMargaret Dorothy Orrison
March 1, 1925 (Age 7 years)
Note: ToDo: Found on http://people.mnhs.org/bci/. Dakota county; middle name Dorothy
Birth of a sisterNaomi Jean Orrison
August 22, 1936 (Age 19 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherJosephine Schroner
March 9, 1938 (Age 20 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSherman William Orrison
March 6, 1941 (Age 23 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSherman William Orrison
March 6, 1941 (Age 23 years)
Photo August 1942 (Age 25 years)
Milit-Beg 1942 (Age 24 years)

Note: Enlisted in the Army, became a Sergeant almost from the beginning.
Photo August 1944 (Age 27 years)
Occupation
Sergeant 17048399 (Iron Worker)
August 11, 1945 (Age 28 years)

Employer: U.S. Army
Milit-End May 1946 (Age 28 years)

Note: Honorably discharged from the Army
Birth of a daughter
#1
Joyce Elaine Orrison
October 16, 195020:26 (Age 33 years)
Occupation between 1942 and 1980 (Age 24 years)
Address: Canisteo Mine
Employer: Cleveland Cliffs Iron Company
Note: Started just before he joined the Army, they held his position until he returned. He was a Foreman for many years, and a Repairman for a few.
Residence March 1956 (Age 38 years)
Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN, USA
Latitude: N47.242867 Longitude: W93.531793

Address: 935 2nd Ave NW
Residence between 1945 and 1956 (Age 27 years)
Note: Dad bought the house (40 acres on Clearwater Lake) while he was in the Army. Sent the money for payments to his mother.
Death of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Charles Dreke
September 8, 1959 (Age 42 years)
Cause: Arteriosclerotic heart disease
Burial of a maternal grandfatherWilliam Charles Dreke
September 10, 1959 (Age 42 years)
Cemetery: Woodlawn Cemetery
Death of a fatherJohn Israel Orrison
November 18, 1969 (Age 52 years)
Burial of a fatherJohn Israel Orrison
November 22, 1969 (Age 52 years)
Anecdote March 28, 1970 (Age 52 years)
Note: Installed as Warder, Jephtah Chapter OES
Death of a motherLillian Emilie Dreeke
November 3, 1978 (Age 61 years)
Note: Cause of Death: Cancer
Burial of a motherLillian Emilie Dreeke
November 7, 1978 (Age 61 years)
Note: Alfred Garner was also a bearer, I don't know who he was.
Death April 20, 1988 (Age 70 years)
Note: around 7:30am
Burial May 29, 1988 (39 days after death)
Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN, USA
Latitude: N47.557335 Longitude: W93.654274

Cemetery: North Star Lake Campground
Note: He was cremated, and the four of us buried his ashes at North Star Lake Campground, north of Grand Rapids, MN. (Between sites 33 and 34.)
Military December 27, 2016 (28 years after death)

Note: DD Form 214 (?) requested from eVetRecs
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father
mother
Marriage: November 25, 1915
18 months
himself
John Sherman Orrison
Birth: June 7, 1917 24 24St. John's Hospital, St. Paul, Ramsey, MN, USA
Death: April 20, 1988Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN, USA
18 months
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
23 months
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
12 years
younger sister
Naomi Jean Orrison
Birth: August 22, 1936 44 43Goodridge, Pennington, MN, USA
Death: March 19, 2009Bemidji, Beltrami, MN, USA
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himself
John Sherman Orrison
Birth: June 7, 1917 24 24St. John's Hospital, St. Paul, Ramsey, MN, USA
Death: April 20, 1988Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN, USA
wife
Grace Casson
Birth: October 23, 1920 31 2610 Church Road, Orrell, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Death: November 25, 2015Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN, USA
son
Private
daughter
Joyce Elaine Orrison
Birth: October 16, 1950 33 29Grand Rapids, Itasca, MN, USA
Death: October 31, 2016East Grand Forks, Polk, MN, USA
son
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