Lourena O'Dell

1822–1900 (Age 78)
Ray, Missouri, United States

The Life of Lourena

When Lourena O'Dell was born in 1822, in Ray, Missouri, United States, her father, Caleb O'Dell, was 41 and her mother, Rachel Clevenger, was 44. She married Enoch Riggs on 13 October 1848, in Holt, Missouri, United States. She died on 22 February 1900, in Coffey, Daviess, Missouri, United States, at the age of 78.

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Lourena O'Dell
Enoch Riggs
Marriage: 13 October 1848

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  • Enoch Riggs


13 October 1848
Holt, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 7

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Age 24

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

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