Elmer Allen O'Dell

Brief Life History of Elmer Allen

When Elmer Allen O'Dell was born on 22 August 1907, in Brooke, Lambton, Canada West, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel George O'Dell, was 31 and his mother, Margaret Sarah Haggarty, was 31. He married Hazel Viola Agnes Donald. He lived in Lambton, Ontario, Canada in 1911 and Port Huron, St. Clair, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died in 1982, at the age of 75.

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Elmer Allen O'Dell
Hazel Viola Agnes Donald

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  • Elmer O'Dell in household of Gio O'Dell, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Elmer Allen O Dell, "Ontario Births, 1869-1911"
  • Elmer Allen O'Dell, "Michigan, Detroit Manifests of Arrivals at the Port of Detroit, 1906-1954"

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1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

1910 · Upper Twin Falls Bridge

The Upper Twin Falls Bridge which connected Breitung Township, Michigan, to Florence County, Wisconsin. The through-truss bridge spanned the Menominee River and was completed in 1910. The bridge was closed to through traffic in 1971 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Odell, a place in Bedfordshire, which derives from Old English wād ‘woad’ (a plant collected for the blue dye that could be obtained from it) + hyll ‘hill’. The spelling O'Dell is not Irish, but a creation by folk etymology, found first among English migrants to Limerick. Compare Waddell . — Note: The population figure published by the US Census Bureau does not distinguish between the surnames O'Dell and Odell .

Altered form of Swedish Odell , as if of Irish origin.

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

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