Phoebe Ann Melvin

10 July 1844–22 August 1918 (Age 74)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Phoebe Ann

When Phoebe Ann Melvin was born on 10 July 1844, in Ohio, United States, her father, Justin Melvin, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Armstrong, was 24. She married David Warren Odell on 22 December 1868, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Sioux City, Woodbury, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States in 1885. She died on 22 August 1918, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Washington, United States.

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David Warren Odell
Phoebe Ann Melvin
Marriage: 22 December 1868
Harvey W Odell
Minnesota Belle O'Dell
Arabella Blanche Odell
Walter Gerdun O'Dell
John Lowell O'Dell Sr
Jennie Bell Odell
George Odell

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22 December 1868
Geauga, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Iowa is the 29th state.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 16

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gille Bheathain ( see McIlwaine ).2 Scottish: variant of Melville 1.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoil Mhín ‘descendant of the devotee of Maoilmhín’, a personal name meaning ‘gentle chieftain’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Phebe in household of David, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Phebe A Odell in household of David W Odell, "Minnesota State Census, 1885"
  • Phoebe O Dell in household of D W O Dell, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"

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