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John Pinckney Orme

farmer , stockraiser

John Pinckney Orme, American farmer, stockraiser. Member Board of Supervisors of Maricopa County, 1900-1912; member Constitutional Convention of Arizona, 1910; member examination board of artillery applicants, Arizona, World War; Member 6th, 7th and 8th Arizona legislatures.; Mason, Odd.

Background

Orme, John Pinckney was born on November 28, 1852 in Poolesville, Maryland, United States. Son of Charles Henry and Deborah (Pleasants) Orme.

Education

Civil engineering course, University of Missouri, 1869-1870.

Career

Engaged as civil engineer until 1877. Settled on homestead in Arizona, 1878, later took up timber claim and 320 acres under desert act. Surveyed and built second canal in Salt River Valley, 1879, and director same until 1918.

Retired from active business, 1918.

Membership

Member Board of Supervisors of Maricopa County, 1900-1912. Member Constitutional Convention of Arizona, 1910. Member examination board of artillery applicants, Arizona, World War.

Member 6th, 7th and 8th Arizona legislatures. Mason, Odd.

Connections

Married Ella Eugenia Tompkins, March 5, 1880 (died 1898). Children: Mistress.

father:
Charles Henry Orme

mother:
Deborah (Pleasants) Orme

spouse:
Ella Eugenia Tompkins

child:
Mrs Orme