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Name: John Gilbert (red) O''dell Note Born: 29 Jul 1894 at Laurel County, , , Kentucky Married: 29 May 1920 at Rochester, , Fulton County, Indiana Died: 26 Jul 1952 at Woodlawn Hospital, Rochester, Fulton County, Indiana Father: William Franklin (frank) O''dell Mother: Virginia Margaret (maggie) Phelps
Name: Sarah Louise Marshall Note Born: 31 Aug 1900 at Tiosa, , Fulton County, Indiana Died: 1 Feb 1989 at Lafayette, , Tippecanoe County, Indiana
Name: Robert Arthur (bob) O''dell Born: 1 Oct 1921 at Richland Township, , Fulton County, Indiana Died: 5 Oct 1974 at Dayton, , Montgomery County, Ohio
Name: Barbara Eleanor O''dell Born: 3 Sep 1924 at Richland Township, , Fulton County, Indiana Died: 7 Sep 1924 at Richland Township, , Fulton County, Indiana
Name: Marjorie Evenor O''dell Born: 3 Sep 1924 at Richland Township, , Fulton County, Indiana Died: 3 Sep 1924 at Richland Township, , Fulton County, Indiana
Name: Gilbert Leroy O''dell Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Wife: Betty Evelyn Hektor
1). veteran of World War I bobspu.ged REF 1. The Family Tree of William F. and Virginia PHELPS O DELL unpub. genealogy by O.L. & Beverly WARREN, Tulsa, OK 2. Obituary J.G. Red O DELL photocopy sent by Wilma MOW FOLTZ, Rochester, IN 3. Compiler s memories 4. Family Reports 5. Draftregistration card 19 John Gilbert Odell copy owned by compiler 6. Wilma MOW FOLTZ, 1st cousin to Sarah MARSHALL 7. Death Record Index , Fulton Co. Health Dept. Book CH, p 52. copy owned by compiler provided by Rosemary WILLIAMS, Fulton, IN. 8.Fulton County Marriages, 1836 1983 , Fulton Co. Pub. Lib., Rochester, IN via Wilma FOLTZ 9. Family Record Sheets from the Bible of Virginia Margaret PHELPS O DELL. Sheets owned by Hubert D. O DELL, P.O. Box 213, Mentone, IN 46539 10. U.S. Census 1920IN Fulton Co. Richland Twp. ED 71 Sheet 1 1 1. MF T625 433. 11. SOUTH GERMANY CEMETERY, p 80, photocopy of page from a Fulton Co., IN cem. index, provided by Wilma FOLTZ, 1049 E. 450 N., Rochester, IN 46975. BIO Red O DELL, in spite of his frequent use of swear words and almost constant teasing, was loved by his family and highly esteemed by friends and neighbors. He was a red neck in many ways but one of the most caring and generous people compiler hasever known. When anyone, family, friends or neighbors, had problems and needed help, Red was there. Compiler remembers many stories of members of the extended family being out of work or ill and having food supplied from Red s farm or from groceries he bought and took to them. Still, this man knew trouble of his own. Twin daughters died in infancy and a son also died at birth after 1926. His beloved wife, Sarah, suffered from mental illness and after several years of trying to care for her at home, Red had to raise his two boys alone when Sarah was committed to the Mental Hospital in Logansport,IN. She never returned for more than a short visit. John G. O DELL died at Woodlawn Hospital in Rochester, IN. His obituary read as follows July 26, 1952 J.G. Red O DELL DIES AT WOODLAWN A serious illness of six months duration ended in death at noon Saturday at Woodlawn Hospital for John G. O Dell, 67, of RFD 3, Argos, where he had resided for a number of years. Funeral services will beheld at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Grandview Church in Richland Township, with the Rev. Myron M. Kottke, officiating. Burial will be in South Germany Cemetery. The deceased, a veteran of World War I, had engaged in farming until about two years ago, when he foundemployment at the Kingsbury Ordance Plant until failing health forced his retirement. He was a member of the LeRoy C. Shelton Post, American Legion. Born July 29, 1894, in Kentucky, he was the son of W.F. and Virginia PHELPS O DELL. His marriage was in 1919 to Sarah Marshall who survives. Also surviving are two sons Robert Arthur and Gilbert Leroy of here five brothers and four sisters Lacy, Nowata, Okla. Samuel H., Springfield, Ohio Thomas L., Plymouth Isaac M., Nowata, Okla. Hubert, Sidney, INMrs. Russell Warren, Nowata Mrs. Virgil Gilchrist, Jeffersonville, IN Mrs. Lester Houston, South Bend Mrs. Walter Williams, Plymouth. The body rests at the Foster Funeral Home, to be removed to the church for the service Tuesday . NOTE Obituary gives Red s age as 67 it should have read 57 . The personal description of John Gilbert O DELL taken from his draft registration card 23 years of age Medium height Stout body build Gray eyes Red hair bald NO Wilma MOW FOLTZ, a cousin to Sarah MARSHALL O DELL, wrote the following comments in a letter to compiler, June, 1994 . Red was real good to Sarah s family. He kept Frank and Aunt Lydia like they were his own family...Sarah s brother Frank lived with them and helped with the farming. When they lived on the Brewer place Frank started acting funny talking to himself and getting mad over nothing. He kept getting worse, he said something to his mother and she laughed and he got real mad. Red talked withthe county doctor and they examined him Frank and put him in Longcliff, a mental hospital at Logansport. I don t know when he died. We never heard from Roy. We didn t know about Sarah s death till I read it in the newspaper. She was buried the same day.... March, 1996 Hubert H. O DELL, Red s youngest brother, loaned compiler the Family Record Sheets from his mother s Bible. Recorded on two of the sheets were the following In what seems to be a man s writing in green ink perhaps Frank, his father John j Odell was Borned July th1 29 1894. The fifth child entered on a list of all Frank s children on a different page and apparently in a female s writing Maggies ? John G. O dell were Borned July 29 1894 Beside that entry indarker ink is written Laurel Co. Ky. The 1920 census shows Red enumerated in his parents household. His age is given as 25 , occupation general labor. This enumeration was taken 02 January 1920, just five months before Red married Sarah MARSHALL. Source Elizabeth Ann Gilchrist Jun 1998 O Dell.GED
2).  bobspu.ged  BIO  Compiler never knew  Aunt Sarah , but the family reports of her illness and  years of hospitalization were so familiar that it seemed that we were well acquainted. Sarah was a beautiful and talented young girl.  She was for a time the sweetheart of compiler  s father, Virgil GILCHRIST.  Virgil told many stories of Sarah attending musical concerts, hearing for the first time a piano arrangement, then going home and playing it the same way on her piano. Sarah knew heartache.  In 1924, she gave birth totwin girls who both died in infancy. Later, after 1926, a son died at birth.  There was a history of mental illness in Sarah  s family  a brother took his own life.  While her two sons were quite young, Sarah was committed to the State Mental Hospital in Logansport, IN.  She never returned home except for short visits. Sometime after the death of her husband in 1952, Sarah was moved to the Indiana Veteran  s Home in Lafayette.  She died there in 1989. Her obituary in the Fulton Marshall newspaper reads as follows  SARAH L. O  DELL Sarah Louise O  Dell, 88, formerly of Fulton County died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Indiana Veteran  s Home, Lafayette, where she had lived for several years. She was born Aug. 31, 1900 in Rochester to George and Lydia O  Blenis Marshall. Her husband, John Gilbert O  Dell, died in 1952. Surviving are a son, Gilbert, Plymouth  two grandchildren Miss Suzanne Marie O  Dell, Plymouth  and Douglas Bryan O  Dell, Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by a son, Robert Arthur. Graveside services were to be at 11 a.m. today at the South Germany Cemetery, northwest of Rochester. Grossman Funeral Home, Argos, was in charge of the arrangements.  Wilma MOW FOLTZ  Rochester, IN related the following stories to compiler in a letter, June, 1994.  Wilma  s mother and Sarah  s mother were sisters.  Red and Sarah lived south west of Argos when Sarah started acting funny. I don  t think she and Red had any problems but one day she decided she was going to live with Aunt Nora WRIGHT, a sister to Aunt Lydia  her mother ...and to my mom. Red took her toBurr Oak  2 3 miles north of Culver.  While she was staying there Bob graduated from Richland Center.  Bob and I were in the same class, 1939. Sarah wanted to see Bob graduate so Aunt Nora fixed sandwiches and a bottle of water and Sarah started walking to my folks house  20  miles . Some farmer picked her up and brought her all the way.  She got to see Bob graduate. That summer she started acting strange. Aunt Nora was afraid to keep her so Aunt Lydia and Sarah got an apartment in Rochester. Sarah kept getting worse so the doctor sent her to Longcliff...   Logansport   Suppose now the Drs. could help but 50 years ago they didn  t have the medicine  or know how...  Sarah was 19 years of age when enumerated in her parents   household, 02 January 1920.  REF  1.   THE WILLIAM F. & VIRGINIA PHELPS O  DELL FAMILY TREE,  unpub. genealogy by O.L. and Beverly WARREN, Tulsa, OK. 2.  Compiler   Family stories 3.  Obituary   Sarah O  DELL, 1989 Photocopy from Rochester, IN newspaper provided by Wilma FOLTZ. 4.  Wilma  MOW  FOLTZ, 1049 E   450 N  Rochester, IN  cousin to Sarah L. MARSHALL. 5.  U.S. Census 1920 IN  Fulton Co.  Richland Twp.  ED  71  Sheet  1   2  2.  MF  T625 433. 6.   SOUTH GERMANY CEMETERY,  p 80, photocopy of page from Fulton Co., IN cemetery index provided by Wilma FOLTZ  see Ref. 4 above . Source  Elizabeth  Ann  Gilchrist Jun 1998 O  Dell.GED  Adopted  South Germany Cemetery, Northwest Of Rochester, Fu


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