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William Loop Odell

Male 1824 - Aft 1889  (> 66 years)

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  • Name William Loop Odell  [1, 2
    Born 1824  Odelltown, LC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1889  [2, 3
    Person ID I597  Brick Street Cemetery
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 

    Father William Odell*,   b. 1782, Dutchess Co. NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1850  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Caroline Wilson*,   b. 1792,   d. 23 Aug 1855  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1803 
    Family ID F257  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Priscilla Odell*,   b. 21 Aug 1825,   d. 02 Mar 1859  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 1847  [2
     1. William E. Odell*+,   b. Abt 1852,   d. 08 Sep 1913, London, Middlesex, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)  [natural]
     2. Melvin L. Odell*,   b. 1854,   d. 13 Aug 1898  (Age 44 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F251  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eliza Jane Odell,   b. 1821,   d. Aft 1891  (Age > 71 years) 
    Married Aft 1859  [2
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F256  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • -built the Warrior Hotel, northwest corner Commissioners & Wellington
      -1882 appointed postmaster of the new Odell postoffice
      - a Mason with Lodge in Nilestown
      Assisted in cutting the Wellington Road from Concession 1 (Commissioners) to London

      [HCM, p. 949]: William L. Odell was born in Odelltown, March 15, 1824, and was thirteen years of age when he moved with his father to this township. He received a common school education, and in early life learned the occupation of a farmer. He then learned the blacksmith trade, at which he worked for ten years, eight years in the City of London. Sepember 23, 1847, he married Miss Priscilla Odell, daughter of John and Annie (Griffith) Odell, and to them were born six children -- Mary C., Ameliz L., William E., John A., Melvin L. and Fannie C. Mrs. Odell died March 1, 1858, and Mr. Odell married Eliza J. Odell, a sister of his first wife. One child is the result of this union -- Harriet E. About 1856, Mr. Odell bought the property where he now resides, and built the Warrior Hotel, which he ran for many years, and which was one of the most popular hotels in the township. Mr. Odell is a Mason of high standing; became a member of the Lambets Lodge in 1870, and has taken all the degrees in the Blue Lodge, having held all the offices, including Master. Mr. Odell assisted in building the first bridge across the Thames, the old Wellingto Bridge, and made the iron work for the same. He has assisted greatly in the introduction of valuable stock, and is one of the thorough-going business men of the day. His family is one of the best known and oldest in the county, and their descendants may welll be proud of the honorable ancestry from which thry spraing.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Brick Street Cemetery marker.

    2. [S20] Glen Curnoe records.

    3. [S28] Ontario Death Record.