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Family Sheet

Name: Walter Reed Williams Note Born: 2 Aug 1900 at Lida, , Laurel County, Kentucky Married: 4 Jul 1930 at South Bend, , St. Joseph County, Indiana Died: 8 Sep 1982 at Plymouth, , Marshall County, Indiana Father: Andrew (frank) Williams Mother: Olive E. (ollie) Mcbee
Name: Callie Opal O''dell Note Born: 20 Apr 1909 at Big Cabin, , Craig County, Oklahoma Died: Father: William Franklin (frank) O''dell Mother: Virginia Margaret (maggie) Phelps
Name: Ruth Elizabeth (ruthie) Williams Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Husband: Herbert George (herb) Wathen
Name: Mary Lee Williams Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Husband: Ned William Rudd
Name: Carolyn Jean Williams Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Husband: Ronald E. Wintrode
Name: Walter Reed Williams Jr. Born: 8 Dec 1941 at Plymouth, , Marshall County, Indiana Died: 28 Apr 1954 at Plymouth, , Marshall County, Indiana
Name: John Franklin Williams Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Wife: Dawn Marie Edington
Name: Diana Lynn Williams Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Husband: Timothy Francis (tim) Twiss
1). bobspu.ged BIO Walter WILLIAMS was a man somewhat quick to anger, but gentle and loving, too. He tended to become agitated under pressure, and when frustration became too much, he could be heard muttering, Dad Gimmit!!! ...his favorite expression in such circumstances. Walter changed employment frequently. He was a kind of jack of all trades, and relocated many times with his large family, to follow employment opportunities where he could find them. Most of these moves were confined to northern INDIANA, but healso spent some time in southern INDIANA and for a period of time in the early 1940s, he moved his family to ILLINOIS. For the last 10 15 years of his life, Walter suffered from frequent illness because of a heart condition. Over these years, he slowly became weaker and more frail. Still, he attended the O DELL Family Reunion with great regularity...every year Walter was at the park in Plymouth on the second Sunday in August, eager to greet each of the members of the extended family who were able to travel to attend the affair. We all looked forward to the warm greeting we always received from Uncle Walter. The WILLIAMS were frequent visitors in the GILCHRIST home and compiler s family never made a trip up north that they did not spend some time with Walt and his family. To compiler growing up, they were simply an extension of her immediate family. REF 1. The Family Tree of W.F. O DELL and V.M. PHELPS O DELL, unpub. geneal. by O.L. and Beverly WARREN Tulsa, OK. 2. Callie O. O DELL WILLIAMS, wife of Walter. 3. Compiler s personal knowledge. 4. Family stories told by compiler s brothers and sisters. 5. Compiler Research of Laurel County, KY census, marriage, death and deed books re the Frank and Ollie McBEE WILLIAMS Family. 6. SOUTH GERMANY CEMETERY, p 80, photocopy of page from a Fulton Co., IN, cemetery index, provided by Wilma FOLTZ,1049 E. 450 N., Rochester, IN 46975. Source Elizabeth Ann Gilchrist Jun 1998 O Dell.GED
2).  bobspu.ged  BIO  Callie O. WILLIAMS was the youngest female child of Wm. and V. M. O  DELL. Her male twin died shortly after birth and was buried in Craig County, OK. Callie and her husband Walter were humble people, who struggled to keep their large family clothed and fed. They changed residences many times during their 52 years of marriage, relocating where Walter could find work, seldom remaining in the same location more than two or three years. Walter and Callie were family people, both devoted to their own children, but also very attached to their brothers and sisters. More than once the couple moved long distances to be nearer to Callie  s sisters Hettie and Lizzie.  They made frequent trips to visit other O  DELL siblings and to remote areas of KENTUCKY to visitthe members of Walter  s family who remained there. For many years, Callie  s older brother  Red  and his two sons spent as much time with Callie and Walter or with Hettie and her family, as they did in their own home.  Breakfast at the WILLIAMS   or the WARRENS   homes when  Red and the boys  were there was like a holiday feast! The aroma of hot biscuits, ham and gravy was always accompanied by lots of happy noise and a huge table surrounded by 12 or 15 people! Compiler has many fond memories of Callie  s keen wit and sense of humor.  Summer vacations usually included a week or more spent in the WILLIAMS   household with many of those big breakfasts and  Aunt Callie  s  hot yeast rolls and delicious pies! Shortly after Walter  s death, Callie moved into an apartment complex for senior citizens in Plymouth, IN.  Callie had worked for several years at Parkview Hospital there, and had been active in the community and in her church.  After moving into her small apartment, she soon became the organizer of shared evening meals with some of her neighbors who lived alone as she did. At 85 years of age, Callie still stays in close contact with not only her children and grandchildren, but also with her nieces and nephews and her brother  Knute  and his family. She is still a caring, loving and vital member of the extended family.                         March, 1996   Callie  s brother, Hubert, has loaned compiler some Family Record Sheets from their mother  s Bible  As the eleventh of thirteen children and a twin to HallieOakel, a baby who did not survive, Callie  s birth is recorded   Callie Opal O  dell was Borned   Hallie Oakel O  dell   April 20 1909  What appears to be a later entry is  Big Cabin Okla   Craig Co.  REFERENCES  1.   The Family Tree of W.F. O  DELL and V.M. PHELPS O  DELL,  unpub. geneal. by O.L. and Beverly WARREN  Tulsa, OK. 2.  Callie O.  O  DELL  WILLIAMS  501 Pennsylvania Ave., Plymouth, IN 46563. 3.  Compiler  s personal knowledge. 4.  U.S. Census 1920 IN  Fulton Co.  Richland Twp.  ED  71  Sheet  1   1  1.  MF T625 433. 5.  Family Record Sheets from the Bible of Virginia Margaret  PHELPS  O  DELL. Record sheets owned by Hubert D. O  DELL    P.O. Box 213  Mentone, IN 46539 0213. Source  Elizabeth  AnnGilchrist Jun 1998 O  Dell.GED


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