Dreher, Sallie Kerr

Class list of 1869-1870
Graduation unknown

Birth: June 1859, Cabarrus County, North Carolina
Death: June 18, 1901, Mount Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina

Rev. Daniel I. Dreher (1824-1871)
Mildred Catherine Kerr (1839-1859)
Step-Mother: Martha Ann K. “Mattie” Heilig Dreher

Augustus Heilig Dreher (1866-1907)
Jeremiah H. Dreher (1868-1942)
Mary Lydia Dreher Swink

Spouse: James T. Odell (d. 1889)

Children: Harry Milton Odell (1882-1944)

Organ Lutheran Church Cemetery
Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina  USA

The Standard (Concord, NC), Thursday, June 20, 1901, 3.

Was 42 Years of Age and Leaves One Son.

Mrs. Sallie Kerr Dreher Odell died suddenly in Mount Pleasant at 7 o’clock today (Tuesday.) She contracted pulmonary disease within the last year, which was reducing her very rapidly. the end came by copious hemorrhage from the lungs.

She was the daughter of the Rev. J I Dreher [D I], so well remembered in Concord. She married Mr. James T Odell, who died by accident from his own gun at Will’s Point, Texas, in the year 1889.

In 1894 she returned to North Carolina and has for most of the period since made her home with her step mother, Mrs. M A Dreher. She lacked but one week of being 42 years old.

She was connected with the Episcopal chruch in early life. Later she became a member of the Methodist church. Two years ago she united with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the faith of her father, and died in its folds.

The mortal remains will be interred Wednesday at Organ church cemetery by those of her father. The funeral will be conducted by her pastor, the Rev. J A Linn.

Mrs. Odell leaves an only son, Harry, who is now located in Salisbury pursuing dentistry under his unclue [uncle], Dr. A H Dreher.

She also leaves a step-mother, Mrs. M A Dreher, a sister on the father’s side, Mrs. L M Swink, of Winston, and also two brothers, Drs. A H Dreher, of Salisbury, and J H Dreher, of Wilmington. She was the only child of her mother.

She possessed a well stored intellect and was an interesting conversationalist.

Our sympathies extend in special degree to the only son.

– Daily of 18.