Florence Louise Odell

2 June 1878–6 November 1961 (Age 83)
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life of Florence Louise

When Florence Louise Odell was born on 2 June 1878, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, her father, George Thomas Odell, was 29 and her mother, Florence Caroline Grant, was 27. She married Joseph Heber Richards on 9 March 1901, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 6 November 1961, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Joseph Heber Richards
Florence Louise Odell
Marriage: 9 March 1901
Joseph Heber Richards Jr.
Florence Odell Richards
George Odell Richards

Spouse and Children

9 March 1901
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 4

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Louise Odell Crow in household of Benjamin S Crow, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louise O Crow in household of Benjamin S Crow, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florene L O Dell in household of George O Dell, "United States Census, 1880"

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