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Grave has been located flag male ancestor  Frederick Leighton  ODLIN

  (b. 2 June 1850 Pittsfield, Maine, USA   d. 6 January 1909 Lewiston, Maine, USA )  

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Frederick Leighton ODLIN was born 2 June 1850 in Pittsfield, Maine, USA. Frederick Leighton ODLIN was the child of ?   and   ?

Frederick Leighton ODLIN died 6 January 1909 in Lewiston, Maine, USA.

NOTE: city marshal of Lewiston at the time of the Jessie Cobb murder

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Frederick Leighton ODLIN
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2 June 1850
Pittsfield, Maine, USA


name: Fred Odlin
residence: , Somerset, Maine
ward: Palmyra
age: 9 years
estimated birth year: 1851
birthplace: Maine
gender: Male
page: 23
family number: 155
film number: 803452
dgs number: 4311459
image number: 00845
nara number: M653
1860 U.S. Census

USA 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.

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.

USA 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.

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves

USA 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).

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States

USA 1863 - November 19 – American Civil War: U. S. President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the military cemetery dedication ceremony in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

USA 1865 - April 9 - Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysees S. Grant at Appomattox Court House.

USA 1865 - April 14 - Assassination of Abraham Lincoln:

USA 1867 - March 30 – Alaska is purchased for $7.2 million from Alexander II of Russia, about 2 cent/acre ($4.19/km²), by United States Secretary of State William H. Seward. The news media call this "Seward's Folly"

USA 1869 - May 10 - The Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined their rails at Promontory Summit, Utah Territory and forged the destiny of a nation. (Golden Spike National Historic Site, Utah)

World History 1870 - France declares war on Prussia and Emperor Napoleon III is overthrown

1870 - Orono, Penobscot, Maine

name: Fred Odlin
estimated birth year: 1850
gender: Male
age in 1870: 20y
color (white, black, mulatto, chinese, indian): White
birthplace: Maine
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
Fred Odlin M 20y
Lilly M Odlin F 18y
Mary Mclane F 5y
John Flanders M 22y
Willis...

World History 1870 - A cable dispatch on the 28th says the Pope has issued a special elimination against the Fenians, both in America and Ireland.

World History 1870 to 1871 - Franco-Prussian War, ending in French defeat, loss of Alsace-Lorraine and end of the Second Empire

USA 1872 - 'Yellowstone Wonderland' is established as first national park.

USA 1875 - Civil Rights Act of 1875

USA 1876 - May 10 - Centennial Exhibitiion

USA 1876 - June 25 – American Indian Wars – Battle of the Little Bighorn:

USA 1879 - Cleveland became the world's first city to be lighted electrically in 1879 when Charles Brush successfully demonstrated arc lights on the streets.

1880 - Lewiston, Maine

name: Frederic L. Odlin
residence: Lewiston, Androscoggin, Maine
birthdate: 1850
birthplace: Maine, United States
relationship to head: Self
spouse's name: Orlene Odlin
spouse's birthplace: Massachusetts, United States
father's name:
father's birthplace: Maine, United States
mother's name:
mother's birthplace: Maine, United States
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Male
martial...

USA 1881 - The American Red Cross is established by Clara Barton.

USA 1883 - November 18 – U.S. and Canadian railroads institute 5 standard continental time zones, ending the confusion of thousands of local times.

USA 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.

USA 1884 - December 6 – The Washington Monument is completed in Washington, D.C., becoming the tallest structure in the world at this date.

USA 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor.

World History 1886 - January 29 – Karl Benz patents the first successful gasoline-driven automobile, the Benz Patent Motorwagen (built in 1885).

USA 1887 - February 2 – In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the first Groundhog Day is observed.

USA 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

USA 1892 - NO MORE BARGE OFFICE. Immigrants Will Hereafter Land at Ellis Island.

World History 1893 - May 1 - World's Columbian Exposition

USA 1894 - Pullman strike

World History 1896 - Gold discovered in the Yukon's Klondike

USA 1897 - September 1 – The Boston subway opens, becoming the first underground metro in North America.

USA 1898 - U.S. battleship, Maine, blows up in Havana Harbor, Cuba, igniting the Spanish-American war.

USA 1898 - April 25 – Spanish-American War: The United States declares war on Spain; the U.S. Congress announces that a state of war has existed since April 21 (later backdating this one more day to April 20).

USA 1898 - December 10 – The Treaty of Paris is signed, ending the Spanish-American War.

1900 - Lewiston, Maine

name: Frederick R Odlin
titles & terms:
residence: Lewiston city, Androscoggin, Maine
birth date: Jun 1850
birthplace: Maine
relationship to head of household: Self
spouse: Nancy Odlin
spouse's titles & terms:
spouse's birthplace: Massachusetts
father's titles & terms:
father's birthplace: Maine
mother's titles & terms:
mother's birthplace: Unknown
race or color (expanded): White
head-of-household...


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 Mr. Pickering has at least one alderman who is using his influence for Pickering's appointment.

The Lewiston Daily Sun, March 19, 1904


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

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

Frederick is buried at: Riverside Cemetery

Lewiston, Maine, USA
Riverside Cemetery, Lewiston, Maine
Lot 0584

Added: 10/31/2011 1:56:24 PM - Updated: 10/2/2014 12:04:54 PM

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