|Birth: ||Oct. 5, 1846|
|Death: ||Mar. 12, 1909|
The following was told to Ruth Shadle and Vern O'Dell by Millard Henry O'Dell on June 25, 1976 at Mount Pleasent, Iowa and transcribed by this writer. JMB
Lucas and Rebecca Redifer O'Dell lived on 120 acres on White Oak Ridge, where they raised 9 children in a two room log house. This home may have been located about 3 miles East of Hitt, Missouri. He worked for 50 cents per day to earn extra money.
Children born to Rebecca and Lucas:
Euba Grace,"Xuby".,Robert Lucas.,Oliver Kenny.,Ury John.,Mollie Ruth.,William H.,
Julia Ray.,Arthur Dean.,and Iva May"Ivy" ODell.
The Democrat, Thursday March 18, 1909, Memphis Missouri (Copied as printed without corrections.)
Death of Mrs. Luke O'Dell
Mrs. Luke O'Dell died at the home of David Justice in this city, Friday, March 12, of blocked bowels. The end came at 1 o'clock p.m. The funeral took place from the Richland Baptist church near Hitt, Saturday afternoon at 2:30, being conducted by Dr. J. A. Grow. After which the remains were interred in the Richland cemetery.
The maiden name of deceased was Rebeccah Redifer. She was born in Bath county, Virginia in 1846. She came with her parents to Missouri when only four years old. In 1867 she married in Illinois to Luke Odell. To this union were born nine children. Of these, two have died, and the following survive their mother: Robert L., Arthur, Oliver, Miss Iva and Mrs. Jacob Gordy, all of this county, and John O'Dell of Louisa county, Iowa and Henry O'Dell of Hubbard county, Minnesota. These were all present at the funeral.
The husband also survives, together with twenty-seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
The deceased united with the Baptist church at the age of fourteen, and has lived a devoted Christian life since that time. Mrs. Odell has lived for a long time in this county and her splendid character is attested by those who knew her best. Her large family of children are all honorable and useful citizens. The bereft ones have the sincere sympathy of all good people.
Rebecca was twin of her brother Robert Porterfield Redifer.
The photo's and obituary were contributed by cousin Mary Janet Schloff, thank you Mary Janet.
Chesley Kenny Redifer (1805 - 1854)
Susan Rebecca Haldeman Redifer (1804 - 1874)
Lucas Robert O'Dell (1847 - 1927)*
Julia Ann Redifer Smith (1834 - 1893)*
William Wesley Redifer (1835 - 1874)*
Martha Jane Redifer (1837 - ____)*
Mary Susan Redifer Caywood (1838 - 1908)*
Chesley Kenny Redifer (1839 - ____)*
Jacob Haldeman Redifer (1843 - 1930)*
Rebecca Rachel Redifer O'Dell (1846 - 1909)
Robert Porterfield Redifer (1846 - 1922)*
Created by: Juliane Montgomery Burba...
Record added: Jul 13, 2010
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