Roland Newcomb Odell

20 September 1877–8 July 1903 (Age 25)
Deerfield, Lenawee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Roland Newcomb

When Roland Newcomb Odell was born on 20 September 1877, in Deerfield, Lenawee, Michigan, United States, his father, Alexander Odell, was 42 and his mother, Eliza Jane Orendorff, was 33. He lived in Beaver Creek Township, Crawford, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States in 1900. He died on 8 July 1903, in Troupsburg, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 25, and was buried in Rochester, Monroe, New York, United States.

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Alexander Odell
Eliza Jane Orendorff
Edith Rosaltha Odell
Frances Ermina Odell
Herbert F. Odell
Maud Odell
Charles Odell
Roland Newcomb Odell
Genevieve Augusta Odell

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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 2

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.

Age 9

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Roland N O'Dell in household of William H Martin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Roland Odell in household of Alexander Odell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Roland N Odell, "New York, State Death Index, 1880-1956"

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