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Odile Delore Chatillon
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Birth: 1813
Death: Apr. 22, 1888
Carondelet
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

She married first to John Lux, second to Henri Chatillon. In October 1848, Henri Chatillon married a wealthy widow and his cousin, Odile Valerie Delor Lux in 1848. Prior to the marriage, Odile had purchased several acres of land in the City Commons area of St Louis at $26 per acres. Henri Chatillon built a four room brick farmhouse on five of those acres, which formed the original portion of the Chatillon-Demenil Mansion. Chatillon lived in Carondelet, a French town five miles south of St. Louis. His wife Mme. Lux was the granddaughter of Clement Delor de Treget, a French military officer who founded Carondelet in 1771 at that time it was officially separated from the St. Louis commons. There was contact between the two towns; the trappers and mountain men of Carondelet, did most of their business with the Laclede-Chouteau operation in St. Louis. Chatillon was one of these men from Carondelet, and it was his St. Louis contacts who provided him with his introduction to Francis Parkman, author of The Oregon Trail. The property purchased by Mme. Lux before she married Chatillon, ran between the present Seventh and Thirteenth Streets. The house Henri built was a simple, two storied brick structure with four rooms overlooking the Mississippi River. The Chatilion's sold three acres of land in 1850 and in 1855, they sold the remaining land, including the house, to Nicholas DeMenil and Eugene Miltenberger. Odile Valerie de l' Or [Delor/Delore] and Henri had no children together. Odile was referred to in Irma Miller's book "French Indian Families in America's West" as a 'woman of substance'. Odile did not have Henri's child, Emily [the daughter of a 'wild Indian woman'] ever live with her in Missouri. Emily lived with the trader Joseph Bissonette's family near Fort Laramie, Wyoming plains, until her marriage to Benjamin Lessert.
 
 
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  Henri Chatillon (1813 - 1873)
 
Inscription:
In loving remembrance of Odile Chatillon ... Aged 75 years
 
Note: The cross that was on the top has broken off, lettering on the bottom indecipherable
 
Burial:
Mount Olive Catholic Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: back of Mount Olive Catholic Cemetery, Facing west
 
Created by: James and Sharon Cissell
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101669030
Odile <i>Delore</i> Chatillon
Added by: David Sharp
 
Odile <i>Delore</i> Chatillon
Added by: David Sharp
 
Odile <i>Delore</i> Chatillon
Added by: James and Sharon Cissell
 
 
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- James and Sharon Cissell
 Added: Apr. 17, 2013
 
 
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