Here is another tidbit for your Odlum file.There are 2 marriages listed in Ill. prior to 1900 w/ the name Odlum.One is a Wm. Odlum mar. to Mary Carbine (or Carabine) on 9/29/1880 Lake, Cook, IL.The 1880 census shows them both living in the same large boarding house.She was a servant & he worked in the yards as did the owner of the boarding house.Wm. was 38 in 1880 & born in Ireland & Mary was 22 & born in IL as were both her parents.
The 2nd mar. listed in the records was Mary Jane Odlum also of Cook Co. who mar. Frederick Coakes on 5/2/1883.The 1880 census shows Mary (19, born IL) living w/ her Mother, Mgt. age 48 Ire. & Mary's brother, Patrick, 24 born in Ire.No record of Frederick in the 1880 U.S. Census.