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Willis Patterson Odell

Clergyman

Willis Patterson Odell, American clergyman. member N.H. legislature, 1926-1928, chaplain, 1920-1930.; Mason. Vice president. National Bank, Lakeport, N.H. Trustee Boston University, Tilton Sch.

Background

Odell, Willis Patterson was born on December 14, 1855 in Laconia, New Hampshire, United States. Son of Joseph L. and Abbie (Swain) Odell.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Boston University, 1880, A.M., 1890, Doctor of Philosophy., 1896. Doctor of Divinity, Allegheny College, 1895.

Career

Entered Methodist Episcopal ministry, 1880. Ordained deacon, 1883, elder, 1886. Pastor Cliftondale, Massachusetts, 1880-1883, Wesley Church, Salem, Massachusetts, 1883-1886, Center Church, Malden, Massachusetts, 1886-1890, Delaware Avenue Church, Buffalo, 1890-1895, Richmond Avenue Church, Buffalo, 1895-1898, Calvary Church, New York, 1898-1904, First Church, Germantown, Philadelphia, 1904-1907, St. Mark’s Church, Brookline, Massachusetts, 1911-1917.

Superintendent Methodist Churches in Boston District, 1917-1920, Calvary Church, New York, 1920-1926. Member N.H. legislature, 1926-1928, chaplain, 1920-1930.

Membership

Member N.H. legislature, 1926-1928, chaplain, 1920-1930. Mason. Vice president. National Bank, Lakeport, N.H. Trustee Boston University, Tilton Sch.

Connections

Married Mary F. French, June 30, 1881 (died 1904). Married second, Eva J. Beede (Master of Arts), November 21, 1906 (died 1928).

father:
Joseph L. Odell

mother:
Abbie (Swain) Odell

spouse:
Mary F. French

spouse:
Eva J. Beede