Hugh Orchard was born in Yarmouth, Iowa, in 1868. After leaving Old Orchard Farm, he spent many years as an ordained minister and lecturer in the Chautauqua movement. Active in many areas, he once said of himself: “When I was a boy I used to want to be a cowboy, then a pugilist, then a clown. I failed. I never got to be any one of them. But in some ways I got to be all three.” Hugh Orchard died in 1964.