Circa 1920, photograph taken at the
home of William and Clarinda Cherry
at 2311 Illinois Avenue in Granite
City.  From left to right are LaVerne
Cherry, Kenneth Turner and Venita
Cherry.
Dora Compton was born in 1886,
she married William Joel Odum on
August 8, 1906 in Carter County,
Kentucky.  She and Joel lived in
Granite City where he was a
supervisor in the steel mill.  They
had two children also born in Granite
City, Evalyn Dorothy born 1908 and
William Raymond born 1910.  After
Dora Compton Odum's death on
February 4, 1919 in Granite City,
William left the children with his
parents, Jeremiah and Etta Ora
Griffith Odom, while he took a
supervisory position in a steel mill in
Schuykill, Pennsylvania.
Dora is interred at St. John's
Cemetery.
Contributor:  Carrie Odum