Martha O'Dell

Female1 December 1863–26 December 1947

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha O'Dell was born on 1 December 1863, in New York, United States, her father, John Sanford O'Dell, was 29 and her mother, Laura Earles, was 19. She married Jacob Minnig in 1889, in Switzerland. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Oneida, New York, United States in 1920 and Utica, Oneida, New York, United States in 1930. She died on 26 December 1947, in Rome, Oneida, New York, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Lee, Lee, Oneida, New York, United States.

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William Washburn
Martha O'Dell
Nellie Washburn
Fred Washburn
Charles Adelbert Washburn
Helen M Washburn

Sources (9)

  • Martha Minnig in household of Jacob Minnig, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Martha ODell - Government record: birth-name: Martha ODell
  • Martha Washburn, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.


Age 7

The New York State Legislature converted the Town of Rome into a city on February 23, 1870.


Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Odell, a place in Bedfordshire, which derives from Old English wād ‘woad’ (a plant collected for the blue dye that could be obtained from it) + hyll ‘hill’. The spelling O'Dell is not Irish, but a creation by folk etymology, found first among English migrants to Limerick. Compare Waddell . — Note: The population figure published by the US Census Bureau does not distinguish between the surnames O'Dell and Odell .

Altered form of Swedish Odell , as if of Irish origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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