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1). bobspu.ged BIO Compiler has again assumed a relationship for William H. O DELL as son of Nathaniel O DELL and Hannah LICKLITER GUTHERIE. Again, there is no documentation to prove this as of 22 April 1997. And, again, William H. O DELL could have been the son ofeither Nathaniel or of Nathaniel s parents, Elisha Jordan and Hannah WILLIAMS O DELL. Since Hannah had reported in 1900 that she had given birth to 11 children, William H. may have been one of them. William H. reported in 1910 that his mother was born in KY in 1900, however, both of his parents were reported to have been born in TN. Hannah WILLIAMS , wife of Elisha Jordan O DELL, and Hannah LICKLITER O DELL, wife of Nathaniel, were both reported to have been born in TENNESSEE. William H. O DELL wasenumerated as head of the household immediately after that of Elisha Jordan O DELL, thought to be his paternal grandfather, in Mercer Co., IL in 1900. Nathaniel was also residing in Mercer County at that time, but he was enumerated in his own household with wife, Eliza, who reported that the couple was married but the number of years married was recorded as 0 . Evidently Hannah LICKLITER GUTHREY , died before 1900 or the couple had divorced, and Nathaniel had remarried. To add some support to compiler s theory, the 1910 Mercer County census shows Eliza O DELL widowed and enumerated in the household of William H. and Nancy J. O DELL. Her relationship to the head of the household is given as Mother. It is strongly suspected that Nathaniel died between 1900 and 1910, and that William took his stepmother into his home. From information appearing on the census record concerning William s wife and children, it would seem that he had spent some time in IOWA prior to his residence in IL. William s wife,Nancy J., gives IOWA as her own birthplace, and two of the children appearing on the 1900 census were born in IOWA. In 1910, Beatrice, a daughter enumerated in the household in 1900, is not listed, but Alvin, the son, was also born in IOWA. In 1910, thereis another daugher, Eva U., nine years of age, whose place of birth is Illinois. From this data, it is likely that William and Nancy were married in IOWA, and moved to IL between July, 1893 when Alvin was born and June, 1900. REF 1. U.S. Census 1900 IL Mercer Co. Millersburg Twp. ED 74 Sheet 13 283 283. MF 623 330. 2. U.S. Census 1910 IL Mercer Co. Millersburg Twp. 1st Prec. E.D. 72 Sheet 1 6 7. MF T624 0311. Source Elizabeth Ann Gilchrist Jun 1998 ODell.GED
Name: William H. O''dell Note
Born: Apr 1870 at Laurel County ? , , , Kentucky
Married: Abt 1889 at Iowa, , ,
Father: Nathaniel C. O''dell
Mother: Hannah Marinda Lickliter
Name: Nancy J. O''dell" Note
Born: Oct 1871 at Iowa, , ,
Name: Beatrice O''dell
Born: Abt Dec 1890 at Iowa, , ,
Name: Alvin L. O''dell
Born: Jul 1893 at Iowa, , ,
Name: Eva U. O''dell
Born: Abt 1901 at Mercer County, , , Illinois
2). bobspu.ged BIO Nancy J. appears on the 1900 and 1910 census records for Mercer County, IL, as the wife of William H. O DELL. Data given for Nancy and her children on this record indicates that Nancy and William were probably married in IOWA. They had been married11 years in 1900, 21 years in 1920, and two of the three children shown in their household were born in IOWA. The third, Eva U., born about 1901, was born in IL, probably Mercer County. Nancy s maiden name is unknown, as of 22 April 1997, but she reportedthat her father was born in GERMANY, her mother, in MAINE. Nancy was born in IOWA in 1871. REF 1. U.S. Census 1900 IL Mercer Co. Millersburg Twp. ED 74 Sheet 13 283 283. MF 623 330. 2. U.S. Census 1910 IL Mercer Co. Millersburg Twp. ED 72 Sheet 1 6 7 Keithburg Rd. . MF !624 0311. Source Elizabeth Ann Gilchrist Jun1998 O Dell.GED