Thomas Jefferson Odekirk

8 January 1840–21 June 1867 (Age 27)
Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Jefferson

When Thomas Jefferson Odekirk was born on 8 January 1840, in Kirtland Township, Lake, Ohio, United States, his father, Isaac Carter Odekirk, was 30 and his mother, Eliza Dutcher, was 26. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Weber, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 21 June 1867, in Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Garden City, Rich, Utah, United States.

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Isaac Carter Odekirk
Eliza Dutcher
Betsey Odekirk
Sarah Melissa Odekirk
Hannah Ellen Odekirk
Thomas Jefferson Odekirk
Heber Odekirk
Isaac Franklin Odekirk
John J Odekirk

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World Events (6)

Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
Age 7
Historical Boundaries: 1847: Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
Age 17
The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name of German origin, from Odenkirchen near Rheydt (North Rhine-Westphalia), or from Adinkerke, the spelling Odekirk being a reflection of the local pronunciation.

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

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Thomas Jefferson Odekirk was born on 8 January 1840 in Kirtland, Lake, Ohio to Isaac Carter and Eliza Dutcher Odekirk. He was the fourth of seven children, three girls and four boys. His fat …

Sources (14)

  • Thos Oderkirk in household of Isaac Oderkirk, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas Ondercast in household of Isaac Ondercast, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Thomas Jefferson Odekirk - Individual or family possessions: death: 21 June 1867; Hyde Park, Cache, Utah, United States

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