Frances Meilly Orr HOF

Frances Orr


2007 HALL OF FAME WINNER Frances Meilly Orr (1854 - 1910) Orr was born in Lima, Ohio and moved to Piqua with her husband William P. Orr in 1884. She was the first woman ever elected to a public office in Piqua. She served on the Board of Education and promoted the first one story cottage style school in the Miami Valley (Favorite Hill). She was also one of founders of Ladies Aid Society and served as the president of the Ohio Federation of Women’s Clubs in 1899.