Lafayette Orme was born to Samuel W. Orme and Sarah Cross on 14 March 1872 in Tooele, Utah Territory. He married Emily Jane Isgreen on 30 September 1905 in the Salt Lake Temple and served as a missionary in England in 1906 and in California in 1908. Orme also was the patriarch of the Tooele Stake, the San Fernando, California, stake, and the Reseda, California, stake. He died in North Ridge, California, on 13 October 1956.
 “Lafayette Orme,” Salt Lake Tribune, 16 Oct. 1956, 27.