Angeline O'Dell

1842–1882 (Age 40)

The Life of Angeline

When Angeline O'Dell was born in 1842, her father, Isaac H. Odell, was 29 and her mother, Mary Shoemaker, was 24. She married Albert Young on 6 January 1864. She lived in Comstock, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died in 1882, at the age of 40.

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Albert Young
Angeline O'Dell
Marriage: 6 January 1864

Spouse and Children

    Albert Young



6 January 1864

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Shoemaker




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World Events (7)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 5

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 12

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

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)

  • Angeline Odell in household of Isaac Odell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Angeline Odell in household of Isaac Odell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Angeline Odell in entry for Albert Young, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

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