Alexander O'Dell

20 August 1889–13 February 1953 (Age 63)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander O'Dell was born on 20 August 1889, in Tennessee, United States, his father, James Martin O'Dell, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Davis, was 28. He lived in Civil District 4, White, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 13 February 1953, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in San Jose Burial Park, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States.

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Alexander O'Dell
Molly Jane Fisher

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    Molly Jane Fisher


Parents and Siblings

    James Martin O'Dell


    Sarah Davis




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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 5

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Eleck Odell in household of Martin Odell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alex O'Dell, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Alex Odell, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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