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Odell Alonzo EDMONDS

Odell Alonzo EDMONDS1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

10th May 19191,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 16th Jun 19813,4,7,8

Life History

10th May 1919

Born in Spartanburg County, South Caroilna.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

16th Jun 1981

Died in Buncombe County, North Carolina.3,4,7,8

18th Jun 1981

Buried in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Landrum, Spartanburg County, South Carolina.4,7,8

Notes

  • Odell Alonzo Edmonds 10 May 1919.  Was actually the son of Lizze Webband her first husband who was an Edwards. Odell took the name Edmondsand his descendants are still Edmonds.
    Elijah married Lizzie Webb after the death of "Maggie" in 1922.  Theyhad the following children.
    Harding - 23 May 1923
    Merdia ( son ) Coledge - 14 Jun 1927
    Lizzie Webb had two daughters from her first marriage,
    Pansy Edwards Johnson and Laura Edwards ( unsure if she married)
    --  Suzanne Kennedy, Geneanet Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 7August 2015

    In the January 1920 census, Odell and his sisters are reported withtheir mother widow Elizabeth (Lizzie) Webb, living with Lizzie'sparents in the home of her aged parents in Campobello, SpartanburgCounty, South Carolina.  Though Odell is reported here as already 9months old, his grave says he was born 10 May 1919.  His father musthave died some time during 1919.

    1920 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 14 January,Campobello Township, Enumeration District 82, page 7A, Hse/Fam #113
    Webb, Maryed (?) Head Owns Free & Clear M W 60 Married NC SC NC [b abt1860]
    Webb, Jullie [Julie?] Wife F W 54 Married NC NC SC Farm Laborer [b abt1865]
    Webb, Wish [Willis? ] W 18 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt Nov1901]
    Webb, Walter Son M W 16 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt Dec 1903]
    Webb, Joe Son M W 14 Single NC NC NC Farm Laborer [b abt 1905]
    Ewards [Edwards], Lizzie Dau F W 31 Widow NC NC NC [b abt 1889]
    Ewards [Edwards], Laure [Laura] Dau [Granddau] F W 8 Single NC NC NC[b abt 1911]
    Ewards [Edwards], Tanzy [Pansy] Dau [Granddau] F W 5 Single NC NC NC[b abt 1914]
    Ewards [Edwards], Odell Son [Grandson] M W 9mos Single NC NC NC [b abtMarch 1919]

    1930 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 16 April,District 42-18, page 9A, Midnight Rd, Hse #152, Fam #153
    Edmunds, Lidge Head M W 65 Married at age 21 NC NC NC Farmer [abt1865]
    Edmunds, Elizabeth Wife F W 48 Married at age 18 NC NC NC [abt 1882]
    Edmunds, Laura E Dau F W 18 NC NC NC  [abt 1912]
    Edmunds, Pansy Dau F W 13 NC NC NC [b abt 1917]
    Edmunds, Odell Son M W 11 SC NC NC [b abt 1919]
    Edmunds, Hardin M W 6 SC NC NC [b abt 1904]
    Edmunds, Marti Son M W 2yrs9mos [abt Aug 1927] SC NC NC

    1940 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, 24 April,Cherokee Township, District 42-29 Page 12B, Chesnee Rt 1, Hse #190,Rents Farm
    Edmonds, Lizzie Head F W 51 Widow Grade 5 b South Carolina Same housein 1935 [b abt 1889]
    Edmonds, Harty [Harding] Son M W 16 Single Grade 6 b South Carolinasame house in 1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1914]
    Edmonds, May Dau [matches the son Marti/Merdia] F W 12 Grade 5 b SouthCarolina same house [b abt 1928]
    Edwards, Lila [Laura] Dau F W 29 Single Grade 5 b South Carolina samehouse Farm Laborer [b abt 1911]
    Edwards, Pansy Dau F W 24 Single Grade 4 South Carolina same houseFarm Laborer [b abt 1916]
    - page 13A -
    Edwards, Odel Son M W 20 Single Grade 4 b South Carolina same house in1935 Farm Laborer [b abt 1914]

    U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
    Odell A Edmonds
    Birth Date 10 May 1919
    300 S Church Ave, Landrum, SC, 29356-2010

    U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Odell A Edmonds
    Birth 1919 South Carolina
    Residence Spartanburg, South Carolina
    Enlistment 8 Dec 1942 Fort Jackson Columbia, South Carolina, Private

    North Carolina, Death Indexes, 1908-2004
    Odell Alonzo Edmonds
    Married
    Social Security #249261117
    Age 62, Date of Birth 10 May 1919
    Residence Beaufort County, South Carolina
    Death 16 Jun 1981 Veterans Hospital, Buncombe County, North Carolina
    Attended by a Physician
    Burial out of state
    NC Department of Health. North Carolina Deaths, 1979-82

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Odell Edmonds
    Born 10 May 1919
    Died Jun 1981
    Last Residence Landrum, Spartanburg, South Carolina 29356
    SSN 249-26-1117 issued South Carolina (Before 1951)

    Obituary Summary
    Edmonds, Odell Alonzo, Age 62
    Born Spartanburg County, South Caroilna
    Residence 300 church St, Landrum, North Carolina
    Died Tuesday [16 June 1981] in the VA Medical Center, Asheville, NorthCarolina
    "son of the late Eligh [sic] and Elizabeth Webb Edmonds" [Lidge washis stepfather; his father was Elizabeth's first husband, surnamedEdwards]
    Husband of Blanche Jackson Edmonds
    Services Thursday [18 June 1981] at Petty Funeral Home by the Revs C WFarrar and Lawrence Jackson
    Burial in Evergreen Memorial Gardens
    Among survivors were his half-brother Harding (identified simply asBrother) Stepbrothers Stroud, Gurley & full sister Pansey
    (Odell was the son of William Edwards, but went by his stepfather'sname Edmonds. He was only 1 or 2 years old when his father died)
    --  Spartanburg Herald-Journal, 17 June 1981 [Wednesday], p C8,Courtesy of Kelly Jane O

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    Odell Alonzo Edmonds
    Birth May 10, 1919 South Carolina, USA
    Death Jun. 18, 1981 Landrum, Spartanburg County, South Carolina, USA

    Spartanburg Herald:
    EDMONDS, ODELL ALONZO
    62, Landrum, h/o Blanche Jackson Edmonds, 6-17-81 p C8

    Parents:
    Elijah L. Edmonds (1865 - 1938) [Stepfather; Father was UnknownEdwards]
    Lizzie Webb Edmonds (1888 - 1949)

    Siblings:
    William Calvin Edmonds (1888 - 1972) [Step-sibling]
    Oscar Sheldon Edmonds (1891 - 1949) [Step-sibling]
    Tembert Stroud Edmonds (1892 - 1984) [Step-sibling]
    Thomas T Edmonds (1895 - 1984) [Step-sibling]
    Manervia Edmonds Tyler (1895 - 1969) [Step-sibling]
    Joe W. Edmonds (1898 - 1979) [Step-sibling]
    Gurley Roosevelt Edmonds (1900 - 1994) [Step-sibling]
    Willard Edmonds (1902 - 1987) [Step-sibling]
    Hicks A. Edmonds (1905 - 1952) [Step-sibling]
    Laura Edwards (1910 - 1978) [Father was Unknown Edwards]
    Pansy Edwards Johnson (1914 - 2009) [Father was Unknown Edwards
    Harding A. Edmonds (1923 - 1986) Half-sibling
    Merdia Coledge Edmonds (1927 - 1971) Half-sibling

    Burial Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Landrum, Spartanburg County, SouthCarolina, USA

    Created by Kelly Jane O Jan 16, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #83536242,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=83536242
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Sources

  • 1. Suzanne Kennedy
  • 2. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 3. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 4. North Carolina Deaths, 1979-82
  • 5. U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
  • 6. 1930 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    • 16 April, District 42-18, page 9A, Midnight Rd, Hse #152, Fam #153
  • 7. Obituary of Odell Alonzo Edmonds 1981
  • 8. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 9. 1920 Federal Census, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
    • 14 January, Campobello Township, Enumeration District 82, page 7A,

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