||Orris Irvin McLELLAN  |
||1 Jan 1853
||1st Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana
||11th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana
- aged 17, born in Louisiana; as "Horice"
||Enum. Dist. 3, New Orleans, Louisiana
- aged 26, born in Louisiana; both parents born in Maine; "owns dry dock."
||4th Ward, New Orleans, Louisiana
- aged 66, born in Louisiana; parents born in Maine; profession not intelligible
||27 Jun 1931
||New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana 
||29 Jun 1931
||Lafayette Cemetery #1, New Orleans, Louisiana
- Leonora his mother had a brother named Orris, after whom he was no doubt named; he had died about ten years before Orris Irvin was born.
He became wealthy through ownership of the McLellan Dock company, which owned drydocks in Algiers, a business founded by his father, and run together with his brothers. In the 1890-91 Lousiana Directories there are two entries. The first lists him as the manager of the McLellan Dock company (along with his brother W.H. McLellan as the President) located at "98 Patterson, 5th district; office rear 159 Common." The second records him as a manager for the McLellan Dock Company at 308 Canal.
In 1898, he served in the Spanish-American war as a "lieutenant of ordnance" on a field artillery staff.
In January of 1900, he was sued for divorce by his second wife, Amber Louise Winter, because of cruelty. He was also sued in 1915 for assault by a Mrs. Anna Holland, with whom he apparently had been in a relationship.
He was a member of the State Senate from 1900-04, and 1908-12.
A newspaper story in 1916 names him "Orris I. McLellan, capitalist, Shriner, Rough Rider." This was during the campaign against Pancho Villa.
He gained some notoriety for enlisting for service in WWI at the age of 64, for France, in the Foreign Legion; he served until he was barred by medical staff because of age. He went through training, but never entered the trenches. He married his third wife, Marie Guerringer, when he returned from the war, in May, 1918; she was 38.
He was buried, in the McLellan tomb in Lafayette Cemetery, in his French Foreign Legion uniform.
ORRIS I. McLELLAN
1853 - 1931
W.H. & LEONORA McLELLAN
MARIE EMMA GUERINGER
VETERAN WORLD WAR
FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION
1916 - 1918
CHEVALIER DE LA LEGION D'HONNEUR
||Lansdales and Pitards
||27 Oct 2012 |
||William Henry Paine McLELLAN, b. 30 Sep 1811, Warren, Knox Co., Maine , d. 24 Apr 1895, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (Age 83 years) |
||Leonora LEVENSALER, b. 15 Sep 1806, Thomaston, Knox Co., Maine , d. 2 Aug 1890, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana (Age 83 years) |
||10 Nov 1833
||Thomaston, Knox Co., Maine [3, 4]
||Group Sheet | Family Chart