Oddy ...



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Oddy, MrRef 469-306
[1825-18??]

He married Mary [1830-1???].


Mary was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1850] who was a worsted rover [1881]
  2. Samuel [b 1861] who was a coal miner [1881]
  3. Aquilla [b 1863] who was a coal miner [1881]
  4. Ernest [b 1865] who was a labourer at brick works [1881]
  5. William H. [b 1870]
  6. Mary A. [b 1873]
  7. Bates [b 1876]
  8. Alice [b 1879]

They lived at 36 Prospect Street, Claremount [1881].

Mary was widowed by 1881

Oddy, MrRef 469-530
[1???-18??] (Possibly) William.

He married Hannah [1821-1???].

Children:

  1. Emma [b 1848]
  2. Henry Raphael
  3. Ruth Hannah [b 1864]

They lived at (possibly) Delph Street, Halifax [1861].

See William Cash

Oddy, AbnerRef 469-126
[18??-1900] Of Brow Lane, Shibden.

He emigrated [1894].

During the South African Wars, he served as a Private with Thorneycroft's Mounted Infantry.

He was killed at Rooi Kop, Transvaal [6th September 1900].

He is remembered on the Halifax Parish Church South African War Memorial, and on West View Park War Memorial

Oddy, AlfredRef 469-164
[1863-1942] Born in Halifax.

He was a carpet weaver [1885].

On 31st October 1885, he married Emma Gledhill [1864-1940] at All Souls' Church, Halifax.


Emma was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Edith [b 1886]
  2. Emma Lena [1888-1975] who married Percy Naylor  [1889-1922]
  3. Edgar
  4. Annie [b 1901]

They lived at

  • Liversedge [1895]
  • 8 Milton Square, Heckmondwyke [1911]

Oddy, ArthurRef 469-226
[18??-18??] He was Master of Heywood's School when the scholars and staff moved to the Northowram Mechanics' Institute

Oddy, EdgarRef 469-129
[1886-1917] Son of Edward Oddy.

Born in Northowram.

He was a compositor with Ibberson's, printers.

He lived at Edge Top Lane, Northowram.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was reported missing and assumed to have died at Bullecourt [3rd May 1917] (aged 31).

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 6], in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, and on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram

Oddy, EdgarRef 469-160
[1894-1917] Son of Alfred Oddy.

Born in Halifax.

He was a wire drawer.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 27th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

He died 28th April 1917.

He is remembered on the Arras Memorial, France [Grave Ref 2 & 3]

Oddy, EdwardRef 469-157
[1856-1939] Born in Halifax.

He was a brickworks engine driver & firer [1875].

In 1875, he married Henrietta Kay [1857-1926] in Halifax.


Henrietta was born in Otley
 

Children:

  1. Sophia [18??-1950] who was a worsted coating  weaver, & married [Halifax 1922] James Riley
  2. Edgar

They lived at

  • 10 Hedge Top Lane, Northowram [1901, 1911]
  • 17 Lydgate, Northowram [1917]

Edward, Henrietta and Sophia died at 17 Lydgate, Northowram

Oddy, ErnestRef 469-53
[1874-1942] Son of Alfred Oddy, railway servant.

Born in Halifax.

He was a groom of Water Side, Halifax [1893] / a carter [1901] / a cart driver [1911].

On 8th July 1893, he married Annie Fossey at Halifax Parish Church.


Annie, of Siddal, was the daughter of
George Fossey
 

Children:

  1. Harriet [b 1894]
  2. Harry
  3. Edgar [b 1899] who was a mill worker [1911]
  4. Ernest [b 1904]

The children were born in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 1 Denton's Buildings, Oxford Lane, Halifax [1901]
  • 6 Lower Shaw Hill, Halifax [1911, 1916]

Living with them [in 1901] were Annie's sisters Elizabeth & Clara

Oddy, EzraRef 469-152
[1862-1938] Born in Halifax.

He was a cabinet maker [1894].

In 1894, he married Hannah Gibson [1868-1933] in Halifax.


Hannah was born in Halifax
 

Children:

  1. Nellie [1895-1966] who married [1924] Ernest  Briggs [1900-1972]
  2. Joseph
  3. Arthur [1899-1952]
  4. Edith [b 1907]

The children were born in Halifax.

They lived at 1 Blake Hill, Shibden, Halifax [1911]

Oddy, FlorenceRef 469-451
[1903-1983] Daughter of John Oddy.

She married Clifford Sutcliffe.

In 1942, she was Mayoress when her father was Mayor of Halifax

Oddy, HarryRef 469-78
[1897-1916] Son of Ernest Oddy.

He was a member of Sion Boys' Brigade / a mill worker [1911] / employed by J. Sagar & Company Limited.

During World War I, he joined the Territorials [23rd May 1915], and served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He went to France [May/June 1916].

He had an incident in which his pocket-watch broke after being struck by flying shrapnel.

He suffered multiple gun-shot wounds in the right arm and shoulder, and a scalp wound [3rd August 1916].

He died of wounds in hospital in Rouen [8th September 1916] (aged 19).

The Halifax Courier [16th September 1916] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at St. Sever Cemetery, France [Grave Ref B 23 29].

He is remembered on the Memorial at United Reformed Church, Carlton Street

Oddy, Henry RaphaelRef 469-170
[1850-1907] Son of Mr Oddy.

Born in Wyke.

He was a tapestry carpet designer / a landscape painter [1891] / a water colour artist [1901]. He was brother-in-law of Richard E. Nicholson with whom he founded the Halifax Art Society.

He produced landscapes, topographical and architectural pictures in watercolour, pastel and pencil. He took up professional painting in 1890. Some of his drawings can be found in the Yorkshire Coiners by Henry Ling Roth

In 1883, he married Jane Elizabeth, widow of John James Watson.

They lived at

  • 11 Milton Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 8 Wards End, Halifax [1891]
  • 51 Savile Mount, Halifax [1901, 1905, 1907, 1922]

He suffered long periods of paralysis of the limbs. Probate records show that he left effects valued at £2,748 5/-.

See Art Gallery Trust and Northgate End Chapel Bicentenary Memorial

Oddy, Henry RichardsonRef 469-133
[1885-1917] Son of Eleanor & Christopher Oddy of 32 Carr Street, Bradford Road, Brighouse.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died 20th September 1917 (aged 32).

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref LVIII C 15], and on Brighouse War Memorial

Oddy, JamesRef 469-305
[1828-1???] Born in Southowram.

He was a flag facer [1851] / a flag quarrier [1861].

Around 1850, he married Sarah [1827-1???].


Sarah was born in Kidderminster
 

Children:

  1. Mary A. [b 1848] who was a worsted twister [1861]
  2. Elizabeth [b 1850] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  3. Matilda [b 1851] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  4. Mary J. [b 1854] who was a worsted spinner [1861]
  5. Miles [b 1856]
  6. Eliza [b 1859]

They lived at

  • Marsh Delves, Southowram [1851]
  • Brow Lane, Northowram [1861]

Oddy, JohnRef 469-106
[1877-1956] Born at Northowram.

He was brought up as a Methodist.

He was a sanitary pipe-fitter [1899] / an insurance agent for the Refuge Insurance Company [1907,  1956], where he was known as Honest John for his integrity and  straight-dealing / a local Preacher [1893] / a member of St Thomas Street Methodist Church / a Labour Councillor for Akroydon Ward [1924] / an Alderman / Chairman of Halifax Markets and Parks Committee / Mayor of Halifax [1942-1943].

On 23rd December 1899, he married (1) Ada Holdsworth [1877-1928].

Children:

  1. (possibly) Gilbert [1899-1903]
  2. Charles / Charlie [1901-1981]
  3. Arthur [b 1905] who went missing in 1932
  4. Florence
  5. Harold [b 1907]
  6. Thomas [b 1910]
  7. Nellie [1912-198?] who married John Bickles
  8. Herbert [1912-1915]

On 23rd September 1944, he married (2) Emily [1882-1965].


Emily was the widow of Herbert Naylor
 

They lived at

  • 2 Godley Road [1899]
  • 7 Lily Street [1901]
  • 19 Primrose Street [1905]
  • 10 Webb Terrace [1910]
  • 69 Chester Road [1925, 1928]
  • 41 Bath Place, Halifax [1956]

It was his ambition to have a crematorium for Halifax. He laid the foundation stone for Park Wood Crematorium [1956] but he died 2 weeks before the crematorium opened

Oddy, JosephRef 469-143
[1896-1918] Known as Joe.

Son of Ezra Oddy.

Born in Halifax.

He was educated at Hipperholme Grammar School / a clerk at Halifax County Court [from around 1912].

During World War I, he enlisted [June 1917], and served as a Lance Bombardier with the 278th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery.

He was killed in action by shellfire [21st July 1918].

He was buried at Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref E 12].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint Matthew's Church, Northowram, and on the Memorial at Hipperholme Grammar School

Oddy, LukeRef 469-93
[1832-1???] He was a mason & bricklayer [1881] / a contractor [1888].

He married Ellen [1832-1???].


Ellen was born in Luddenden
 

Children:

  1. Ann [b 1857]
  2. Martha Jane [b 1862] who married Ronald Smith Roper

They lived at 9 Stansfield Street, Halifax [1881].

Ellen was widowed by 1901

Oddy, MicahRef 469-289
[1864-1923] Born in Northowram.

He was a dyer [1884].

On 26th July 1884, he married Martha Ann Tattersall [1861-1920] at Coley Church.


Martha Ann was born in Shelf
 

Children:

  1. Rena [1885-1952] who married [27th October 1906]  Ernest Wilby in Halifax
  2. Willie Oddy

The children were born in Northowram.

They lived at High Bentley, Shelf [1911]. It appears that the marriage broke down as Micah and Martha Ann were living apart [1901, 1911]

Oddy, WilliamRef 469-304
[1825-18??] He was a flag facer [1851].

Around 1850, he married Mary [1829-1???].


Mary was born in Kidderminster
 

Children:

  1. Elizabeth [b 1850]

They lived at Marsh Delves, Southowram [1851]

Oddy, WillieRef 469-340
[1897-1918] Son of Micah Oddy.

Born in Northowram [9th February 1897].

He was a mill worker [1911] / a brush maker [1916].

He lived at 18 Wade House Road, Shelf [1916].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax [13th July 1916]. He was originally enrolled with the West Riding Regiment but at some stage was transferred and served as a Private with the 1st/9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry.

He was killed in action [28th March 1918].

He was buried at Gommecourt British Cemetery No.2, Heburterne, France [Grave Ref V D 24].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Shelf Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, and on the Memorial at Bethel Independent Methodist Chapel, Shelf

 

Oddy surnameRef 469-1
There are 22 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Oddy, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.


Unattached BMDs for Oddy

Marriages 1875, 1879, 1881, 1906, 1923

 



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