Nancy Emeline O'Dell

Female1863–about 1963

Brief Life History of Nancy Emeline

When Nancy Emeline O'Dell was born in 1863, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Martin Odell, was 38 and her mother, Mary Miller, was 33. She married William Robert Rusher about 1902. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Bois d'Arc Township, Montgomery, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Brushy Mound Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died about 1963, at the age of 101, and was buried in Brushy Mound Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Robert Rusher
Nancy Emeline O'Dell
1863–about 1963
Marriage: about 1902
Byron Ray Rusher
William L Rusher

Sources (7)

  • Nancy E Odell in household of William Odell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Nancy E. Rusher, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy E. O'Dell - Published information: female

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1902
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 0

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 8

    In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 27

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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