NOTE: city marshal of Lewiston at the time of the Jessie Cobb murder
2 June 1850
Pittsfield, Maine, USA
name: Fred Odlin
residence: , Somerset, Maine
age: 9 years
estimated birth year: 1851
family number: 155
film number: 803452
dgs number: 4311459
image number: 00845
nara number: M6531860 U.S. Census
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1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.
www.civilwar.org/ education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html -
1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States
www.wikipedia.org - February 8, 1861
1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.
www.wikipedia.org - April 20, 1861
1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).
www.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863
1867 - January 1 – The Covington–Cincinnati Suspension Bridge opens between Cincinnati, Ohio and Covington, Kentucky in the United States, becoming the longest single-span bridge in the world.
www.wikipedia.org - January 1, 1867
1870 - Orono, Penobscot, Maine
name: Fred Odlin
estimated birth year: 1850
age in 1870: 20y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
home in 1870: Maine, United States
Household Gender Age
Eben Odlin M 55y
Lizzie Odlin F 55y
Wood W Odlin M 25y
Abba D Odlin F 22y
1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown
1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.
St Joseph Herald - Saint Joseph, Michigan - February 5, 1870
1871 - Snapped Like Threads
The Bangor (Me.) Whig reports that, owing to the intense cold, the wires of the Western Union Telegraph line, between that city and Lewiston, were recently broken in nearly fifty places. The wires...Read MORE...
1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire
1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.
March 1 – Yellowstone National Park (once dubbed "Colter's Hell" after John Colter, of the Lewis & Clark Expedition) is established as the world's first national park.
rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~wygenweb/ timeline.htm - March 1, 1872
1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875
United States federal law enacted during the Reconstruction Era that guaranteed African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and prohibited exclusion from jury...Read MORE...
1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:
300 men of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment under Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer are wiped out by 5,000 Lakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho led by Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse.
www.wikipedia.org - June 25, 1876
1880 - Lewiston, Maine
name: Frederic L. Odlin
residence: Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Self
spouse's name: Orlene Odlin
spouse's birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
father's birthplace: Maine, United States
1884 - May 1 – The eight-hour workday is first proclaimed by the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions in the United States. This date, called May Day or Labour Day, becomes a holiday recognized in almost every industrialized country.
www.wikipedia.org - May 1, 1884
1884 - August 10 – A severe earthquake, magnitude 5.5, (intensity VII) occurs off the northeast Atlantic coast of the United States. The area affected extends from central Virginia to southern Maine, and west as far as Cleveland.
www.wikipedia.org - August 10, 1884
1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.
www.wikipedia.org - December 6, 1884
1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).
www.wikipedia.org - January 29, 1886
1886 - May 8 - Jacob's Pharmacy in Atlanta sells 1st Coca-Coke (contained cocaine)
historyorb.com - May 8, 1886
1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.
www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1887
1890 - Yosemite National Park created
1890 - December 29 - Wounded Knee Massacre occurred - 7th Cavalry killed more than 250 Lakota men, women and children; Sitting Bull killed at Little Eagle; Indian wars ended
www.worldatlas.com/ webimage/ countrys/ namerica/ usstates/ sdtimeln.htm - December 29, 1890
1891 - Don't Look
A Lewiston, Maine policeman has had two hotel keepers arrested on a charge of offering him $200 a month not to see anything. The logical inference from this is that the Lewiston policemen come high.
The Wilmington Morning Star - Wilmington, North Carolina - September 1, 1891
1892 - Justice?
James Reiker, who hasn't got a red, has been in jail nearly four years in Lewiston, Maine, for a debt of $117.15, which he couldn't pay. But he has the satisfaction of knowing that under the law of...Read MORE...
1893 - March 4 - Grover Cleveland (1837–1908) becomes President of the United States
March 4, 1893
1894 - Pullman strike
The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...
1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike
1900 - Lewiston, Maine
name: Frederick R Odlin
titles & terms:
residence: Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Jun 1850
relationship to head of household: Self
spouse: Nancy Odlin
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's birthplace: Massachusetts
father's titles &...Read MORE...
1901 - January 22 - Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom dies at age 81, after more than 63 years on the throne, and her son the Prince of Wales formally succeeds her as King Edward VII.
www.wikipedia.org - January 22, 1901
1903 - Sheriff Cummings has ordered the U-No beer joints with lunch rooms combined to sell nothing between the hours of twelve Saturday night and twelve Sunday night, save food, coffee or tea.
The proprietors of these places are not allowed to sell a bottle of ginger ale or a glass of Moxie on the Sabbath. They feel that this is a bit severe, but still are inclined to say nothing.
The Lewiston Daily Sun - Lewiston, Maine - Monday morning, March 23, 1903
1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan
1903 - October - First World Series
The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...
1903 - December 17 – Orville Wright flies an aircraft with a petrol engine at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in the first documented, successful, controlled, powered, heavier-than-air flight.
THE MACHINE ACTUALLY FLIES
Successful Trial of Kitty Hawk, N.C., of Wright Brother's Invention.
NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 18. - A successful trial of a flying machine was made yesterday near Kitty Hawk, ...Read MORE...
1904 - Passenger Train Wrecked
Lewiston, Maine, Sept. 27. - Three are dead, nine others seriously injured and some twenty more persons cut and bruised as the result of the wrecking of passenger train No. 24 on the Maine Central...Read MORE...
Ex-City Marshal F. L. Odlin of ward seven is said to be a likely candidate for City Marshal. His friends are asking that Ward Seven be given this position, and feel that Mr. Odlin is the right man for the place. Frank Pickering's friends are working hard for him, and it was reported yesterday that...Read MORE...
1905 - A Lewiston man is breaking his frisky young colt by a novel method.
He mounts his bicycle and leads his colt up and down the street as fast or as slow as he desires.
Lewiston Daily Sun - Lewiston, Maine - May 21, 1905
1906 - April 7 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
www.wikipedia.org - April 7, 1906
Ex-City Marshal F. L. Odlin of Lewiston has announced his candidacy for sheriff. This makes three candidates already in the field. Hon. A. M. Penley of Auburn, Col. N. B. Potter and Mr. Odlin of Lewiston.
The Lewiston Daily Sun, March 20, 1908
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1908 - September 27 – Henry Ford produces his first Model T automobile.
www.wikipedia.org - September 27, 1908
6 January 1909
Lewiston, Maine, USA
Mr. Frederick Leighton Odlin died at his home on Newman street, Lewiston, at twenty minutes after 10 o'clock, Wednesday evening. While Mr. Odlin's health had not been good for a year or more and his friends and family had felt considerable anxiety as to his condition, it had not been realized that the end was so near.
For a time in the summer, he seemed to gain a little, but only for a short while, and for months he had gradually failed. Determined not to give up, he attended to his business duties every day and was town town only Tuesday forenoon.
In the afternoon he was taken ill. His condition became serious and early Wednesday morning a physician was called. From Tuesday afternoon until death came the following night, he suffered intensely but not once did he lose consciousness and his courage remained good. His trouble was hemorrhage of the stomach.
Mr. Odlin was the son of Eben and Elizabeth (Morse) Odlin and was born in Pittsfield, June 2, 1850. He was educated in the public schools of Bangor and later his family moved to Canada, where they lived thru the sixties. Returning to Maine he lived in Orono for a time, being engaged in the lumber business.
Christmas day, 1873, he was married to N. Orlene Walton at Holyoke, Mass. After remaining in Massachusetts for a time they went to Michigan and in 1878 they came to Lewiston with the Pingree Lumber Company.
During his residence in Michigan, Mr. Odlin did his first work in the detective line. When he had been in Lewiston for several years, he was appointed to the police force. He also served as deputy under Sheriff John F. Lamb. For two years he acted as city marshal with the greatest of satisfaction and for years he was engaged in State detective work, being exceedingly keen and successful in his business. He was also connected with the firm Odlin & Odlin, real estate dealers.
In Masonic circles, Mr. Odlin held a high place. He was a member of Ashlar Lodge and had held all offices in the Commandery with the exception of Eminent Commander, refusing this because he was serving as illustrious potentate of the Shrine, at the time. His Masonic relations were dear to him and he was one of the most faithful and efficient members of the order.
Mr. Odlin was also a member or the Elks and for three years he had served as president of the Eagles, being deeply interested in the good of both of these organizations.
Since 1879, he had been a member of Bates street Baptist church and as long as health permitted a regular attendant at the services and very helpful in the work of the church, giving freely of his time and money for its welfare.
Mr. Odlin was a public spirited citizen, interested in all which tended toward the betterment of the community. He was a friend of the children, an especial lover of boys and always read to go out of his way for their happiness or to lend a helping hand. The death of a most promising son, Mr. Walton Odlin, in 1893 was a deep grief to Mr. and Mrs. Odlin and, on this account, perhaps, he had always had a peculiar interest in boys and young men.
His little daughter, Miss Grace E. Odlin, was his almost constant companion. Her interests were his interests and together they were always happy. In fact, no man was ever more devoted to his home. It was there that his chief interest centered. It was there that he loved to be better than place in the world.
The death, therefore, comes as a particularly sad shock to the family and the wife and daughter are heart-broken. With them, however, are mourning many, many friends, who appreciated the kindliness, the charity, and the loyalty of Mr. Odlin. Those who have known him for years, all his live, know him to have been “tried and true.”
Beside the wife and daughter, Mr. Odlin leaves one brother, Woodbury W. Odlin of Cambridge, Me., and one sister, Mrs. James R. Oakes of Spokane, Washington.
Lewiston Evening Journal, Lewiston, Maine
Thursday, January 7, 1909
Lewiston, Maine, USA
Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine