Lance Darnell Odom (1942 - 1975)

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Lance Darnell Odom
1942 - 1975
updated February 14, 2020
Lance Darnell Odom, father to 2 children, was born on September 28, 1942 in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born to Donald Carroll Odom and Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom, with siblings Cathy, Mark, Sue, Connie, and Mary. He married Renee Odom and they later divorced. They gave birth to Lonnie Odom and Flynn Odom. Lance married Evelyn Northern. He died on June 22, 1975 in Kansas at 32 years old.

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Lance was Donald's son and not Elsie's son. He is a half sibling to the other children.
Ola and Ester (Tyler) adopted and raised him.
Lance was 1/2 Indian.
Lance spent 2 years in Jefferson County Jail for involuntary manslaughter for shooting his mother-in-law's boyfriend in his home in McLouth, Kansas.

Lance Darnell Odom Biography

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Lance Odom was born on in Kansas City, Wyandotte Co County, Kansas


Lance Odom died on in Jefferson Co County, Kansas

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One vehicle accident

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at Glenwood Cemetery, in Basehor, Leavenworth Co County, Kansas



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Employed as a bricklayer at the Odom Masonry Construction Co. Inc. at Osawatomie, KS

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Lance Darnell Odom Family Tree

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Donald Carroll Odom
Jan 3, 1923 - Sep 15, 1998
Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom
Feb 3, 1927 - Jun 29, 1994


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

Lance Darnell Odom & Renee Odom

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Lance Darnell Odom & Evelyn (Northern) Odom

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Lance Darnell Odom, father to 2 children, passed away on June 22, 1975 in Kansas at 32 years old. He was buried in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor, Kansas. He was born on September 28, 1942 in Kansas City, Kansas. He was born to Donald Carroll Odom and Elsie Nell (Smith) Odom, with siblings Cathy, Mark, Sue, Connie, and Mary. Lance married Renee Odom and they later divorced. They gave birth to Lonnie Odom and Flynn Odom. He would also marry Evelyn Northern.
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In 1942, in the year that Lance Darnell Odom was born, on June 17th, Roosevelt approved the Manhattan Project, which lead to the development of the first atomic bomb. With the support of Canada and the United Kingdom, the Project came to employ more than 130,000 people and cost nearly $2 billion. Julius Robert Oppenheimer, a nuclear physicist born in New York, led the Los Alamos Laboratory that developed the actual bomb. The first artificial nuclear explosion took place near Alamogordo New Mexico on July 16, 1945.

In 1951, by the time he was just 9 years old, on February 27th, the 22nd Amendment to the US Constitution (which limited the number of terms a president may serve to two) was ratified by 36 states, making it a part of the U.S. Constitution. The Amendment was both a reaction to the 4 term Roosevelt presidency and also the recognition of a long-standing tradition in American politics.

In 1959, by the time he was 17 years old, on January 3rd, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States and the first state not a part of the contiguous United States. The flag was changed to display 49 stars.

In 1968, he was 26 years old when on April 4th, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the civil rights leader, was shot and killed by an assassin in Memphis. James Earl Ray was apprehended and plead guilty to shooting Dr. King. Ray died in jail in 1998.

In 1975, in the year of Lance Darnell Odom's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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