Edna Louise Odem

23 March 1943–13 December 2009 (Age 66)
Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States

The Life of Edna Louise

Edna Louise Odem was born on 23 March 1943, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States as the daughter of Houston Coley Odom and Edna Earl Martin. She married Bobby Ray Brown on 21 August 1959, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. She died on 13 December 2009, in Fort Payne, DeKalb, Alabama, United States, at the age of 66.

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Bobby Ray Brown
Edna Louise Odem
Marriage: 21 August 1959

Spouse and Children

    Bobby Ray Brown



21 August 1959
Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Houston Coley Odom


    Edna Earl Martin




World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 1

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1948 · The Dixiecrats

Age 5

Dixiecrats were members of a right-wing splinter group who opposed federal intervention on state matters such as race and labor relations. After failing to prevent the nomination of Harry Truman at the Democratic National Convention, over 6,000 people from 13 southern states met at the Dixiecrat Convention in Birmingham on July 17, 1948. Here, Governor Strom Thurmond was nominated for president and Governor Fielding L. Wright was nominated for vice president. The Dixiecrats hoped to win enough electoral-college votes in the southern states to prevent either Republican or Democrat nominee from winning enough electoral votes for election. Truman was elected on November 2, 1948, and the Dixiecrats received only 39 electoral votes.
1961 · The Twenty-Third Amendment

Age 18

The Twenty-third Amendment gives the residents in the District of Columbia the right to vote in presidential elections and to give the district electors in the Electoral College.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Adam .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edna Louise Odom in entry for Ralph Jerome Johnson and Edna Sue Brown, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Edna Louise Odom, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Edna Louise Lewis, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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