James E Odom

about 1866–
Mississippi, United States

The Life of James E

When James E Odom was born about 1866, in Mississippi, United States, his father, John Wesley Odum, was 32 and his mother, Lucinda Ann Atwood, was 34. He lived in Winn, Louisiana, United States in 1880.

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John Wesley Odum
Lucinda Ann Atwood
Sarah Jane Odum
Charles W. Odum
James E Odom
John Owen Odum
Edith Virginia Odum
William Thomas Odum
Edgar Erastus Odum
Milton G. Odum

Parents and Siblings

    John Wesley Odum


    Lucinda Ann Atwood




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World Events (8)

1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 0

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 11

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 32

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: nickname for someone who had done well for himself by marrying the daughter of a prominent figure in the local community, from Middle English odam ‘son-in-law’ (Old English āðum).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James E Odum in household of John W Odum, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J W Odum in entry for John Owen Odum, "Louisiana Tombstone Inscriptions, 1812-1970"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James E Odom - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: James E Odom

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