Robert Joshua Odom

13 September 1876–26 October 1954 (Age 78)
Crawford, Kansas, United States

The Life of Robert Joshua

When Robert Joshua Odom was born on 13 September 1876, in Crawford, Kansas, United States, his father, James Dempsey Odom, was 50 and his mother, Parthena Hill Nance, was 27. He lived in Rogers, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Judicial Township 3, Shasta, California, United States in 1940. He died on 26 October 1954, in Shasta, California, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Halcumb Cemetery, Montgomery Creek, Shasta, California, United States.

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James Dempsey Odom
Parthena Hill Nance
Samuel Demsey Odom
Robert Joshua Odom
Lewis Douglas Odom
Harvey Wayne Odom Sr
James "Denis" Odom
Margaret Jane Odom
Elizabeth Nance "Lizzie" Odom
Eva E Odom

Parents and Siblings

    James Dempsey Odom


    Parthena Hill Nance




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World Events (8)

1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 1

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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)

  • Robert J Odom in household of Harvey W Odom, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert J Odom, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Robert J Odom, "United States Census, 1940"

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