Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom (1927 - 1994)

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Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom
1927 - 1994
updated February 14, 2020
Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom, mother to 6 children, was born on February 3, 1927 in Declo, Idaho. She was born into the Smith family and married into the Odom family. She was born to Allen Monroe Smith and Mary Ann (Wardle) Painter, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. Elsie married Donald Carroll Odom in 1945. They gave birth to Cathy Ann (Odom) Souders, Mark Duane Odom, Lance Darnell Odom, Sue Carroll (Odom) Cordova, Connie Lu (Odom) Miller, and Mary (Odom) Klicke. She died on June 29, 1994 in Vancouver, Washington at 67 years of age.

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Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom

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Elsie

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Nell

Maiden name

Smith

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Birth

Elsie Odom was born on in Declo, Cassia Co County, Idaho

Death

Elsie Odom died on in Vancouver, Clark Co County, Washington

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at Declo Cemetery, in Declo, Cassia County, Idaho

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Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom

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Donald Carroll Odom
Jan 3, 1923 - Sep 15, 1998

Children:

Cathy Ann (Odom) Souders
Jun 26, 1955 - May 6, 2011
Mark Duane Odom
Mar 3, 1946 - Aug 11, 1995
Lance Darnell Odom
Sep 28, 1942 - Jun 22, 1975
Sue Carroll (Odom) Cordova
Nov 2, 1948 - Oct 31, 2007
Connie Lu (Odom) Miller
Oct 28, 1950 - Mar 27, 1991

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Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom, mother to 6 children, died on June 29, 1994 in Vancouver, Washington at age 67. She was buried in Declo Cemetery, Declo, Idaho. She was born on February 3, 1927 in Declo, Idaho. She was born to Allen Monroe Smith and Mary Ann (Wardle) Painter, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree. Elsie married Donald Carroll Odom in 1945. They gave birth to Cathy Ann (Odom) Souders, Mark Duane Odom, Lance Darnell Odom, Sue Carroll (Odom) Cordova, Connie Lu (Odom) Miller, and Mary (Odom) Klicke.
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1927 - 1994 World Events

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In 1927, in the year that Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom was born, in September, the Columbia Broadcasting System (later called CBS) became the second national radio network in the U.S. The first broadcast was a presentation by the Howard Barlow Orchestra from radio station WOR in Newark, New Jersey.

In 1937, by the time she was only 10 years old, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

In 1942, she was only 15 years old when on November 28th at 10:15p, a nightclub in Boston, the Cocoanut Grove, caught fire. The origins of the fire are unknown but it killed 492 people - the deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history. Hundreds more were injured. The disaster was so shocking that it replaced World War II in the headlines and lead to reforms in safety standards and codes.

In 1976, Elsie was 49 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1994, in the year of Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

Other Biographies

Other Odoms

Cathy Ann (Odom) Souders
Jun 26, 1955 - May 6, 2011
Mark Duane Odom
Mar 3, 1946 - Aug 11, 1995
Sue Carroll (Odom) Cordova
Nov 2, 1948 - Oct 31, 2007
Connie Lu (Odom) Miller
Oct 28, 1950 - Mar 27, 1991

Other Smiths

Allen Monroe Smith
1869 - 1930
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