Orearville, Missouri


Orearville, Missouri
Location: Saline County, at the intersection of Route 240 and Route P (see detail map).
Founder: Robert O'Rear (source: http://www.tmgtips.com/orear/Orear05.htm, checked 8 Mar 2003).
Coordinates: 3910'18"N, 934'27"W, elevation 780 feet (source: PlacesNamed.com).
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1895 U.S. Atlas (link updated 1 Jan 2008) shows Orearville in Saline County, central Missouri, and states that Orearville has a Post Office, but no Railroad and no Express Office.
According to the Missouri Postal History Society, the Orearville Post Office was opened in 1875, one of 84 Post Offices opened that year in the state of Missouri. The Orearville Post Office closed in 1903. (source: http://www.mophil.org/mopo/y1875.htm, checked 8 Mar 2003)
(see also http://www.mophil.org/mopo/sa195ml.htm).

Orearville R-IV School District Information (2002-2003 School Year)
(source: http://www.dese.state.mo.us/directory/097118.html, checked 8 Mar 2003):
Address: Route 2, PO Box 13A, Slater, MO 65349-0013.
Phone: 660-529-2481
Only one school listed: Orearville Elementary (grades K-8)
School Coordinates: 3910'17"N, 934'7"W, elevation 803 feet (source: USGS).
60 students enrolled, 13 certified staff
Principal: Dr. Marilyn Ehlert (9 years in district)
Mr. Bill Davis, President of Board
Mrs. Lloyd Bentley, Secretary of Board
(see March 2002 newspaper article)

Orearville School District Map

Orearville School District 2000 Census Statistics
(source: http://mcdc.missouri.edu/publications/pdfs/mcu-6-1.pdf, checked 8 Mar 2003)

  • Population total: 438
  • Total school-age population (ages 5-17): 93
  • Ages 0-4: 26
  • Ages 5-9: 32
  • Ages 10-14: 33
  • Ages 15-17: 28
  • Ages 18 and older: 319
  • Number of households with individuals under age 18: 63
  • Percent of households with individuals under age 18: 38.6

According to http://www.mo-river.net/election/salinedetail.htm (checked 8 Mar 2003), in the 2000 Presidential Election, Orearville Precinct voters cast their ballots as follows:

  • George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (REP) -- 156 votes
  • Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (DEM) -- 84 votes
  • Pat Buchanan & Ezola Foster (REF) -- 2 votes
  • Ralph Nader and Winona LaDuke (GRN) -- 3 votes
Orearville Cemetery
(source: http://www.rootsweb.com/~mosaline/2tombstones/orearville.htm, checked 8 Mar 2003)
62 names listed (no O'Rears or Orears -- see explanation)
Most recent death date: 1957

Orearville People
(source: Lee Hoffman's "Descendants of John O'Rea, Person Page 39", located at
http://www.tmgtips.com/OrearWeb/p39.htm, checked 8 Mar 2003).

S. T. Garnett married Julia Ellen O'Rear, daughter of Nelson Catlett O'Rear and Anna Elizabeth O'Rear, on 28 July 1894 at Orearville, Missouri. S. T. Garnett died at Slater, Missouri.

Arthur Jay O'Rear was born on 23 February 1874. He was the son of Dr. William Catlett O'Rear and Narcissa Garrett Benson. Arthur Jay O'Rear died on 2 October 1877 at age 3. He was buried after 2 October 1877 at Orearville Cemetery, Orearville, Missouri.

Margaret H. Branham was born on 8 February 1840. She married Belvard January O'Rear, son of Catlett O'Rear and Sarah R. Caldwell, before 1866 at Johnson County, Virginia. Margaret H. Branham died on 12 February 1871 at age 31. She was buried after 12 February 1871 at Orearville Cemetery, Orearville, Missouri. She was called "Maggie H." Her married name was O'Rear.

Sarah Julia O'Rear was born on 13 August 1866 at Orearville, Missouri. She was the daughter of Belvard January O'Rear and Margaret H. Branham. Sarah Julia O'Rear married Frank Durrett, son of William S. Durrett and Mary Louise Lankford, on 20 December 1883 at Orearville, Missouri. Sarah Julia O'Rear died on 18 April 1937 at Marshall, Missouri, at age 70. Her married name was Durrett.

Frank Durrett was born on 13 January 1856 at Orearville, Missouri. He was the son of William S. Durrett and Mary Louise Lankford. Frank Durrett married Sarah Julia O'Rear, daughter of Belvard January O'Rear and Margaret H. Branham, on 20 December 1883 at Orearville, Missouri. Frank Durrett died on 19 April 1933 at Marshall, Missouri, at age 77. He was a farmer.

Celsus O'Rear was born on 6 April 1869 at Orearville, Missouri. He was the son of Belvard January O'Rear and Margaret H. Branham. Celsus O'Rear married Ida Noble on 9 April 1896 at Marshall, Missouri, 1896 seems more likely than 1876. Celsus O'Rear died after 3 August 1937. He was a merchant (stationeer) at St. Louis, Missouri.