This picture is
taken at the same time as the previous one but just
& Susan (Webb) with there children (notes on the picture
are by my
grandmother - Daisy O'Dell)
So William O'Dell (son of George & Susan (Webb) married Emma Hyde
daughter of Robert
Hyde & Elizabeth Anne Guest (a prominent family in
the London area).
Robert was a shop owner in Petrolia who went bankrupt
for giving credit
to those who were unable to afford to pay him. He
didn't refuse those
in need (again according to Dad).
This house was located across the laneway from the O'Dell home
(there is a large
drive shed over it now) and when William Died of a
heart attack at the
age of 37 Emma moved the children across the lane
and moved in with
the Hydes and they were all raised together
are of William O'Dells house (my grandmothers
This house was located just west of McGregors on Petrolia Line
the south side and was just torn down last winter. Some of the fruit
out front were planted by the William (according to Dad)
An article from the
Petrolia paper of the accident which killed William Booth (who was
married to Jane O'Dell) I had to cut the column into 3 section so it
was readable so they should be read in order. I am also including
Williams stone which sits beside the O'Dell family stone in Hillsdale.
William lived on the Blind Line, and must have been out to the East end
as story has it that he made his own Nitro in the back shed on his
property and cooled in the creek !