from Gold Star Honor Roll: A Record of Indiana Men and Women Who Died in The Service of the United States and The Allied Nations in The World War 1914-1918 (Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Commission, 1921)
Son of Abraham and Mary Odell; born April 29, 1884, near Linton, Greene County, Ind. Moved to Hendricks County in 1900. Working in furniture store, Martinsville, Ind., when he enlisted March 7, 1917, Terre Haute, Ind. Went into training at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. Died of pneumonia April 3, 1917, Jefferson Barracks, Mo. (Place of burial not given).