Debbie Gaye Odom

Female14 July 1947–29 January 1985

Brief Life History of Debbie Gaye

Debbie Gaye Odom was born on 14 July 1947. She had at least 1 son with Alison Frank Mercer. She died on 29 January 1985, in Ovett, Jones, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 37.

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Alison Frank Mercer
Debbie Gaye Odom
Alison Frank Mercer Jr

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    World Events (8)

    1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

    Age 1

    The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

    1949 · NATO is Established

    Age 2

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

    1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

    Age 11

    Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

    Name Meaning

    from Middle English othom, odam (Old English āthum, ādam) ‘son-in-law’ or ‘brother-in-law’.

    habitational name from Odam in Highampton or from Odam Barton in Romansleigh (both Devon). The placenames probably derive from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + hām ‘village, homestead’ or hamm ‘water meadow’.


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

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