George C. O'Dell

30 April 1869–10 October 1941 (Age 72)
Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of George C.

When George C. O'Dell was born on 30 April 1869, in Allegan, Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, Allen O'Dell, was 21 and his mother, Alice Estella Stockwell, was 16. He married Addie May Porter on 21 November 1889. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Trowbridge Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States for about 10 years and South Gate, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 10 October 1941, in Kendall, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

George C. O'Dell
Addie May Porter
Marriage: 21 November 1889
Pansy Lillian O'Dell
Raymond O'Dell
Abbie Fern O'Dell
Clifton Allen O'Dell
Rosalyn Jean Odell

Spouse and Children

21 November 1889


Parents and Siblings

    Allen O'Dell


    Alice Estella Stockwell






    Charles Bryon O'Dell


    Millie Miralla O'Dell


    Pearl Estella O'Dell


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 3

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

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:1. habitational name from a place in Bedfordshire, also called Woodhill, from Old English wād ‘woad’ (a plant collected for the blue dye that could be obtained from it) + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Waddell . 2. ( O’Dell ) of the same origin as 1, but altered by folk etymology as if of Irish origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Odell in household of Allen Odell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George C Odell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George Odell in household of Allen Odell, "United States Census, 1880"

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