William Thomas Odum

5 June 1868–5 April 1905 (Age 36)
Covington, Mississippi, United States

The Life of William Thomas

When William Thomas Odum was born on 5 June 1868, in Covington, Mississippi, United States, his father, John Wesley Odum, was 34 and his mother, Lucinda Ann Atwood, was 35. He married Margaret Caroline Craig in 1891, in Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Winn, Louisiana, United States in 1880 and Shreveport, Caddo, Louisiana, United States in 1900. He died on 5 April 1905, in Denton, Texas, United States, at the age of 36.

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William Thomas Odum
Margaret Caroline Craig
Marriage: 1891
Milton DeWitt Odum
John Robert Odum
Harold Napoleon Odum
Lelia Etola Odum
Lucy Elizabeth Odum

Spouse and Children

Louisiana, United States



    John Robert Odum



    Lelia Etola Odum


    Lucy Elizabeth Odum


Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Odum


    Lucinda Ann Atwood




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World Events (8)

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 2

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

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.
1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 13

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of English Odom .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Odum, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William T Odum in household of John W Odum, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Thomas Odum in entry for Napoleon Harold Odum, "Texas, Harrison County Delayed Birth Records, 1860-1933"

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