b. 16 October 1855, d. 13 May 1885
- Father: Benjamin Odell b. circa 7 March 1790, d. 5 October 1861
- Mother: Sarah Bennett b. circa 6 September 1815, d. 8 January 1880
- Ellen Odell was born on 16 October 1855 in New York.
- Benjamin Odell and Sarah Bennett appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1860 in Philipstown, Putnam County, New York, enumerated near the household of Sarah's son Jacob Griffin.. Other members of the household included Ellen Odell, Benjamin Odell Jr., Marcus Griffin, Sarah Frances Griffin and Eunice Odell.
- Sarah Bennett appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Philipstown, New York, enumerated next to the household of her son Jacob.. Other members of the household included Ellen Odell, Bennett A. Griffin, Marcus Griffin, Sarah Frances Griffin and Eunice Odell.
- She married George Brown.
- George Brown and Ellen Odell appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Peekskill, Westchester County, New York. Other members of the household included Jessie Woolcock. Jessie Woolcock, daughter of Ellen's half-sister Sarah Griffin Woolcock, also is enumerated in the Putnam Valley household of her parents with four younger siblings.
- Ellen Odell died on 13 May 1885 at age 29.
- George Brown became a widower at her death.
- She was interred at Hillside Cemetery, Cortlandt Manor, Westchester County, New York.
- The following appeared on 26 October 1918 in The Highland Democrat: George Brown, a well known retired blacksmith, died at his home No. 1019 Cortlandt street, on Sunday, in his 65th year, of an illness extending over a period of months. He had been confined to his bed, however, but a few weeks.
Mr. Brown was born in Beacon, the son of Robert and Mary Conklin Brown.
He came to Peekskill a young man and learned the trade of a blacksmith at the Griffin shop on Division street. About 25 years ago he began work for himself in a shop on Cortlandt street which he conducted until about eight years ago, when he gave up active labor.
Mr. Brown was a member of the. . . . He was a trustee at the time of his death and had been for many years. For nearly thirty years he had been librarian of the Sunday School.
Mr. Brown was twice married. His first wife was Ellen Odell. She died May 13, 1885. On July 8, 1886 he married Minnie Judd. She survives him. He also leaves one brother, Robert, of Beacon.
The funeral services were held from his late residence on Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Robert L. Ross officiating. The interment was at Hillside.
- Last Edited: 3 Jan 2015