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Odell Walter ALBERS

Male 1899 - 1977  (78 years)


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  • Name Odell Walter ALBERS 
    Born 7 Jan 1899  Warrenton, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Census 11 Jun 1900  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Justice Precinct 3
    Census 7 May 1910  Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Justice Precinct 3, Round Top & Warrenton Road
    Census 16 Jan 1920  Austin County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Justice Precinct 5, Shelby Road (lodger)
    Census 4 Apr 1930  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Washington St.
    Residence 6 Dec 1977  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Religion Lutheran 
    Education Southwest Texas Teachers College 
    Occupation Farmer 
    Occupation Highway Department Foreman 
    Occupation Teacher 
    Died 6 Dec 1977  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 8
    • at La Grange Hospital
    Buried La Grange City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3659  Dyal and Speckels
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2017 

    Father Fredrich Gerhard ALBERS,   b. 9 Jun 1865, Warrenton, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1930, Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Emma MOELLENBERNDT,   b. 22 Apr 1875, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1954, Fayette County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1892  Warrenton, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Family ID F2602  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Irene Catherine WESSELS,   b. 17 Oct 1902, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1948, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1922 
    Children 
    +1. Col. Morris Edward ALBERS
    +2. Wilburn Frank ALBERS
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F2604  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Katherine Louise RUDI,   b. 5 Dec 1908, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1988, San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1951  [2
    Last Modified 2 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F4391  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Jan 1899 - Warrenton, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 11 Jun 1900 - Fayette County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 May 1910 - Fayette County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 16 Jan 1920 - Austin County, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 4 Apr 1930 - La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 6 Dec 1977 - La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Dec 1977 - La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - La Grange City Cemetery, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Headstones
    Albers, Odell Walter
    Albers, Odell Walter
    Albers marker surrounded by bluebonnets
    Albers marker surrounded by bluebonnets
    Odell and Irene Albers

  • Notes 
    • O. W. was born on the family farm between Warrenton and Round Top. He grew up there, and after completing seventh grade he went away for nine weeks to Southwest Texas Teachers College. He obtained his teaching certificate and began his teaching career at the age of sixteen in a one-teacher school in the Shelby area.

      He was elected to the office of District Clerk of Fayette County on the American Party ticket in 1920 and again in 1922. The party disbanded nationally and he and other American Party incumbents ran as Republicans in 1924 but failed to hold office. In 1922 he married Irene Wessels, the daughter of John H. Wessels, also a member of the American Party and Fayette County’s Representative in the Texas Legislature.

      O. W. farmed until accepting a job with the Texas Highway Department. He worked for the department until his retirement in 1965. He also raised cattle during this time.

      He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in La Grange. He served as president of the local chapters of the American Association of Retired Persons and Texas Public Employees Association. [2]

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] Headstone survey, conducted by Robert C. Barritt, 14 Apr 2007.

    2. [S28] Fayette County, Texas Heritage, Fayette County History Book Committee (Tex.), ([Dallas, Tex.?]: Curtis Media, c1996), F13.

    3. [S82] U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    4. [S12] Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fayette County, Texas, ED 35, p. 9A, line 6.

    5. [S13] Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fayette County, Texas, ED 58, p. 10.

    6. [S14] Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Austin County, Texas, ED 11, p. 2.

    7. [S15] Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930, United States of America, Bureau of the Census, Fayette County, Texas, ED 1, p. 4.

    8. [S312] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006).

    9. [S28] Fayette County, Texas Heritage, Fayette County History Book Committee (Tex.), ([Dallas, Tex.?]: Curtis Media, c1996), F11.

    10. [S46] Family Ancestry of Lauren Myrick Nash, Lauren Myrick Nash.


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