Samuel Lyle Orr
Very Rev Samuel Lyle Orr (c.1850–1930) was an Irish-born 19th/20th century minister of the Free Church of Scotland who served as Moderator of the General Assembly in 1913/14. The Lyle Orr Awards have been granted by the Free Church of Scotland annually since 1914 to children showing great Bible knowledge.
He is thought to have been born near Monaghan in Ireland around 1850, close to what later became the boundary between southern Ireland (Eire) and Northern Ireland.
In 1904 he was preaching in Armagh.
He was minister of Milton Free Church in Glasgow living at 230 West Regent Street. Milton Free Church is now commonly called the St Vincent Street Church and is by the architect Greek Thomson. It was one of the architectural gems of the Free Church of Scotland, usually famed for their puritanical approach to church building.
He died at Ballyalbany, Monaghan, on 17 January 1930.
He was married to Ann Henrietta Orr (1859-1913).
His son, James Barbour Orr, who had been a Free Church minister at Shettleston was killed in 1917, serving as a Captain in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, soon after his marriage to Joan Livingstone Young.
- Calvin's Idea of the Church in its Bearing on Our History (1909)
- Historical Sketch of Ballyalbany Presbyterian Church (1940)
- Glasgow Post Office Directory 1908
- Glasgow Post Office Directory 1909
- Buildings of Scotland: Glasgow by McWilliam, Gifford and Walker
- Moderators 1900 to 1931 taken from: Preserving a Reformed Heritage by John Keddie
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