Odie Belle Altom

1894–1975 (Age 81)
Floral, Independence, Arkansas Territory, United States

The Life of Odie Belle

When Odie Belle Altom was born on 15 March 1894, in Floral, Independence, Arkansas Territory, United States, her father, Henry Sanders Altom, was 35 and her mother, Laura Belle Jackson, was 28. She married Thomas Otho Bailey on 13 August 1918. She lived in Justice Precinct 7, Red River, Texas, United States in 1920 and Liberty Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 March 1975, in Floral, Independence, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Floral, Independence, Arkansas, United States.

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Odie Belle Altom
Thomas Otho Bailey
Marriage: 13 August 1918

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13 August 1918

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 7

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Probably one of several variants of English Halton or Alton , but it could also be an altered form of English Altham, which is a habitational name from Altham in Whalley, Lancashire, named in Old English as ‘river meadow (hamm) of the swans (elfitu)’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Odie Bailey in household of Thomas O Bailey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Oda B Altone in household of Henry S Altone, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Odie Bailey in household of Otho T Bailey, "United States Census, 1940"

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