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Family Sheet

Name: Russell Nelson Warren Note Born: 17 Oct 1896 at Kosciusko County, , , Indiana Married: 4 Mar 1919 at Rochester, , Fulton County, Indiana Died: 25 Feb 1956 at Plymouth, , Marshall County, Indiana
Name: Sarah Hettie O''dell Note Born: 17 Aug 1896 at Laurel County, , , Kentucky Died: 22 Apr 1994 at Clark Regional Medical Center, Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky Father: William Franklin (frank) O''dell Mother: Virginia Margaret (maggie) Phelps
Name: Charles Monroe (chuck) Warren Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Wife: Elsie Mae Hunt
Name: William Hubert (bill) Warren Born: 13 Feb 1922 at St Joseph County, , , Indiana Died: 20 Feb 1994 at Winchester, , Clark County, Kentucky Wife: Mary Patricia (pat) Mchugh
Name: Robert Nelson (bob) Warren Born: 14 Nov 1924 at Marshall Fulton County, , , Indiana Died: 19 Jul 1944 at Walla Walla, , Walla Walla County, Washington
Name: Wayne Odell Warren Born: 10 Oct 1927 at Marshall County, , , Indiana Died: 28 Jan 1931 at Argos, , Marshall County, Indiana
Name: Walter Raymond (pete) Warren Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Wife: Rebecca Sue (becky) Castleman
Name: Orville Lee Warren Born: (suppressed / living) Died: Wife: Beverly Ann Stone
1). bobspu.ged BIO Russell WARREN was in failing health for many years. Compiler does not remember him being well . He suffered from some progressive kind of lung problem which was never really diagnosed. There were many extensive tests, medical centers, doctors, etc., but no one was able to name his disease. Asthma, cancer and emphysema were all ruled out. His family had to watch for years as his lungs slowly and painfully ceased to provide him with enough breath. Shortness of breath, coughing, etc., grew worse inspite of efforts to help. In a final effort to find relief, the couple sold their farm and moved west where the climate was drier and usually warmer. They settled in Nowata, OK long enough for their youngest son to finish high school. By the time the son entered the Air Force, they realized there was no help for Russell so they returned to Plymouth, IN, where Sarah cared for Russell as best she could. Russell spent his days making beautiful hooked rugs which they could sell for extra money. Sarah Hettie did babysitting until she could no longer leave Russell alone. Russell worked for a railroad until his illness forced him to retire, so there was some pension from that. He died at 60, but his illness made him seem much older. This couple in their goodyears provided a second home to many of their relatives. Sarah s brother, Red, and his sons spent much time with this family Sarah s younger sister often found help from the WARRENs when her family was in need. Their home was a place of warmth, welcome, and good food. The 1920 census showed the WARRENs, both 23 years of age, residing in Richland Township, Fulton County, not far from the household of William and Artiemicia GILCHRIST, for whom Sarah worked. Artiemicia was in failing health and was unable to care for her home and the three men who made up her family her husband, William, her father in law, Thomas GILCHRIST, her youngest son, Byron and her elder son, Virgil, who worked away from home in 1920. Artiemicia died in September of that year.Russell s occupation on this census record was general farming . Although compiler was under the impression that the WARRENs never owned their own property, the 1920 census shows their home as owned Free . REF 1. THE WILLIAM F. AND VIRGINIA PHELPS O DELL FAMAILY TREE, an unpublished genealogy compiled by Orville and Beverly WARREN, son and daughter in law of Russell WARREN. This couple resides in Tulsa, OK 1997 . 2. Compiler Memories and family reports. 3. FULTON COUNTY INDIANA MARRIAGES, 1836 1983, Fulton Co. Pub. Lib. Rochester, IN. 4. U.S. Census 1920 IN Fulton Co. Richland Twp. ED 71 Sheet 4 B 88 91. MF T625 433. Source Elizabeth Ann Gilchrist Jun 1998 O Dell.GED Adopted 192, Richland Township, Fulton County, Indiana Adopted 192, Plymouth, Marshall County, Indiana Adopted 1920, Farmer Also Worked For Railroad
2).  bobspu.ged  BIO  Obituary from Plymouth, IN Newspaper.  SARAH WARREN    WINCHESTER, KY  Sarah Hettie O  Dell Warren, 97, of Winchester Manor died at 6 40 a.m. Friday, April 22, 1994, at Clark Regional Medical Center. She was born Aug. 17, 1896, in Laurel Co., KY, to William Franklin and Margaret  Phelps  O  Dell. She was married to Russell Nelson Warren. She also was a member of the Park Place Methodist Church, Jeffersonville, IN. She is survived by three sons  Charles Warren of Decatur, GA  Walter Warren of Lombard, IL  and Orville Warren of Tulsa, OK. Other survivors include two sisters, Callie Opal Williams of Plymouth and Lillie Houston of Ocala, FL  and one brother, Hubert Delmar O  Dell of Warsaw. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m Friday at the New Oakhill Chapel in Plymouthwith the Rev. John Thrasher officiating. Burial will take place in New Oakhill Cemetery. The VanGilder Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements .                      Family tradition includes a story concerning Sarah  s marriage to Russell Warren.Although the couple had made known their plans to marry and although Sarah  s mother was making the bride a lovely pink dress for the ceremony, Sarah and Russell chose to be united in an unannounced, private service without informing the family. The bridetook her vows wearing the black dress she had put on that morning  to go into town with Russell . When the newlyweds returned to announce their marriage, Sarah  s mother, hurt by her daughter  s actions, issued a quiet warning to her daughter that she might live to regret  being married in black . Whether this prediction was fortuitous or not, Sarah experienced a great deal of sorrow in her long life. She gave birth to six boys, two of whom died early. Wayne, still a child, died in his mother  s arms as hisparents were rushing him to a doctor. Bob, a witty, loving, bright youth of 19 was killed in the explosion of his military plane over Walla Walla, Washington just after D Day of W.W.II. Sarah never had the daughter she was hoping for. For many years, Sarah nursed her ailing husband, and stood by helplessly as his lungs slowly, painfully ceased to function. In a vain hope that a drier climate might help him, the couple sold their farm in northern Indiana and moved west with their youngest son, Orville. When it became apparent that this was not the answer, the couple returned to Plymouth where they lived in a small mobile home until Russell  s death. Sarah spent a few years residing first in one son  s home, then another  s. Finally, she accepted Virgil and Elizabeth Gilchrist  s invitation to share their home in Jeffersonville. She stayed with them until cancer claimed both and the home was sold. Perhaps some of Sarah  s happiest years were those she spentin a tiny apartment rented from Jeffersonville  s Housing Authority. Here Sarah enjoyed the friendship of other senior citizens and was active in Park Place Church. Sarah  s last years were spent in Winchester Manor, a nursing home close to her son, Bill, and his wife, Betty in Winchester, KY. Although advancedage and severe arthritis twisted and weakened her body, Sarah  s keen mind and sharp memory remained active until just before her death. Sarah Hettie O  DELL WARREN was like a second mother to many younger people. She was adored by her nieces and nephews,but of the many who adopted her, none thought more highly of her than the children of her sister,  Lizzie . She was truly our  second mother  and she is missed. At the time of the 1920 census enumeration, Sarah and Russell were both 23 years of age. Russell  s occupation was given as  Farmer.   Although compiler was under the impression that they had never owned their own home, this census record shows their home  Owned Free . At the time of the census, Sarah would probably have been working, at least parttime, for the William GILCHRIST family.  William  s wife, Artiemicia  compiler  s grandmother , was in poor health, and in fact, died in September of that year.  REFERENCES  1.  The William F. & Virginia PHELPS O  DELL Family Tree  by O. L. and Beverly WARREN, son and daughter in law of Sarah O  DELL WARREN. 2.  A. Elizabeth  O  DELL  GILCHRIST, sister, Deceased 1972 . 3.  Obit.  Plymouth and Jeffersonville, IN newspapers  4.  Fulton County Marriages, 1836 1983 , Fulton Co. Pub. Lib., Rochester, IN  via Wilma FOLTZ  5.  U.S. Census 1920 IN  Fulton Co.  Richland Twp.  ED  71  Sheet  4 B   88  91.  MF  T625 433. Source  Elizabeth  Ann  Gilchrist Jun 1998 O  Dell.GED


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