Joseph was born in 1871 at Dalston, Middlesex, to parents Joseph Odell, a PM minister, and Henrietta Maria Baker.
Joseph emigrated to USA in 1892 where he continued as a minister.
He married Sarah Winifred Kendall (1871-1954) in the summer of 1894 in the Pancras Registration District, London. Sarah was a daughter of Holliday Bickerstaffe Kendall. Records identify two children.
- Marjorie Rosamund (1896-1968) – married Thomas Garrett Bradford
- Helen Winifred (1901-1979) – married Alfred Henry Gildersleeve
Joseph died in August 1929 at Stonington, New London County, Connecticut
- 1889 Gravesend
- 1890 Canterbury
- 1892 disappears
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
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