John Pink Odom

23 August 1908–13 August 1978 (Age 70)
Avery, North Carolina, United States

The Life of John Pink

When John Pink Odom was born on 23 August 1908, in Avery, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Clingman Odom, was 33 and his mother, Tabitha Jane Hartley, was 31. He married Leslie Ann Vance on 1 August 1942, in Newland, Avery, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Linville, Avery, North Carolina, United States in 1920 and Newland, Avery, North Carolina, United States in 1978. He died on 13 August 1978, in Banner Elk, Avery, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Avery, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Pink Odom
Leslie Ann Vance
Marriage: 1 August 1942
Marie Odom
Phillip Charles Odom

Spouse and Children


    Leslie Ann Vance


1 August 1942
Newland, Avery, North Carolina, United States



    Phillip Charles Odom


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Clingman Odom


    Tabitha Jane Hartley




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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 10

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 19

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • John Odem in household of Thomas Odem, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John Odems in household of Thomas Odems, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John  Pink Odom in entry for Marilyn Jeanette Odom, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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