Orlando Clayton Morningstar was born in Rochester , Indiana on November 26, 1874. Orlando Morningstar was a world champion billiards player when he settled in San Diego in 1914.
He was the proprietor of one of the finest billiards parlor in the U.S. When not following billiard tournaments, he painted landscapes of the area around his home. His works are rare.
He died in San Diego on April 14, 1945.
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