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Elisabeth McClench Odell
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1816
Death: Mar. 31, 1890

wife of W.H. Odell
memoria in Aeterna
"At Portland, Or., March 31, 1890, after a protracted illness, Mrs. Elisabeth F. T. Odell.
Deceased was the wife of a prominent citizen of Salem and Oregon, and herself a talented and distinguished woman, whose death will be regretted by a circle of friends and acquaintances extending all over the state.
For many years she made her home in Salem, and at the time of her marriage to General Odell, she was the widow of the late Congressman Thurston. No woman ever lived in this city who had a larger circle of friends to whom she was endeared, both by the ties of church and society, in both of which whe was a leader and strong fellow worker.
For a half century she was an active working force in the M. E. church, where she was recognized in many ways for her marked abilities, and for her many Christian virtues. As a woman and a citizen, her sympathies were all of a broad character. She was an abolitionist and afterwards a strong national republican, taking liberal views on all subjects. She was a woman of culture and devoid of that masculinity sometimes prominent in the strongminded of her sex.
Mrs. Odell was a very able writer, and for several years was a contributor to the church Journal published by the ladies of Salem. In 1884 she wrote and published `A Semi-Centennial Offering', a historical sketch of the Salem church and Willamette University. Beautiful in her life, she was beautiful in word, thought and action, and her works and influences speak in her praise.
Of her long illness, suffering and final relief her friends are advised. The remains will be brought to Salem Wednesday. The funeral at her old home church, which she helped to found, will be conducted by Rev. Wm. Rollins, he preaching the sermon, assisted by Rev. Wire, who will give a biographical sketch and Rev. Newell will follow with a tribute. Prof. Parvin will conduct the service of song. The remains as before announced will be laid at rest in the Lee Mission cemetery at 10 a.m."
CJ Apr 1, 1890
See also: OS Apr 2, 1890 6:3;
OS Apr 1, 1890 4:3;
PCA Apr 9, 1890 
Family links: 
  Samuel Royal Thurston (1815 - 1851)
  William Holman Odell (1830 - 1922)*
  George Henry Thurston (1846 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Lee Mission Cemetery
Marion County
Oregon, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 44.94194, -123.00903
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Record added: Aug 20, 2007
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