John Pinckney Orme
ORME, John Pinckney: farmer, stockraiser; b. Poolesville, Md., Nov. 28, 1852; s. Charles Henry and Deborah (Pleasants) Orme; Civ. Engrng. Course, Univ. of Mo., 1869-70; m. Ella Eugenia Tompkins, of Tex., Mar. 5, 1880 (died Dec. 28, 1898); children – Mrs. Clara Kyle, Ora, Mrs. Doris Leeds, Charles Henry. Engaged as civ. Engr. until 1877; settled on homestead, 160 acres, in Ariz., 1878. Later took up timber claim, 160 acres, and 320 acres under desert act, surveyed and built second canal in Salt River Valley, 1879, and dir. same until 1918; retired from active business, 1918. Mem. Bd. of Supervisors of Maricopa Co., 1900-1912; mem. Constl. Conv. of Ariz., 1910; pres. Salt River Valley Water Users Assn., 1907-17; regent U. of Ariz., 1916-17; mem. Exam. Bd. of Artillery applicants, Ariz., World War; State Appraiser, Federal Farm and Loan Bank of Berkley, Calif., 1917-19. President Pioneers’ Association of Arizona. Mem. 6th, 7th, and 8th Ariz. Legislatures. Democrat. Episcopalian. Mason. (K.T., Shriner, Odd Fellow). Club: Arizona, Phoenix Country. Home: 384 Orme Ave., Phoenix, Ariz.