ODAM, George Stanley

1898 - 1979

George Stanley Odam, was born at Islington, London on 30 June 1898, son of Alfred Haster Odam, a metal burnisher, and his wife Elizabeth Caroline née Olive (1866-1935), who married at Islington in 1890. In 1911, a 12 year old 'school doctor's errand boy', living at 18 Northampton Street, Islington with his parents, 41 year old Alfred, also a sign & fascia maker, and 44 year old Elizabeth and six siblings, Alfred 19, John 17, Lily 14, George 12, Frank 10 and Edward 3, all born at Islington. George served as 2nd Lieut. in the Labour Corps during the First World War and married in the Bosmere district of Suffolk in 1926, Muriel Gladys Tawell (born 3 November 1903) and in 1939, a schoolmaster, and they were living at Grove Road, Beccles, Suffolk. In the Second World War he again enlisted in the Suffolk Regiment. A member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists and he died at 89 Grove Road, Beccles on 31 January 1979.