Charles (1st) ODDY

Charles (1st) ODDY

Blowering Road

Jones's Bridge

Tumut. NSW

Property Details:

Zone - Rural

Portion - 39 - 100 acres

Portion - 40 - 40 acres

Portion - 101 - 40 acres

Acres - About 180 acres

This property is situated on the Blowering Road (formally known as the "Monaro Highway") about 7 miles south of Tumut. Between the Tumut Plains and Blowering Valley areas.

Chas Oddy Early Portion Map

Charles (1st) Oddy was born in 1840 to parents John (1st) Oddy and Hannah ? in ?. - He died in 1912 in Tumut, NSW

DEATH OF MR. CHARLES ODDY. - Tumut has lost one of the oldestand most respected residents in the person oŁ Mr Charles Oddy, whose death occurred at his residence, West Blowering, yeaterday, at the ripe old age oŁ 75 years, the cause of death being heart failure following on senile decay.

As far back as 1841, he, with his father, John Oddy, came to Tumut. At that time Messrs George Shelley and Thomas MoAlister went largely into dairying, and Mr Oddy's father was their principal milkman and for a time shepherded sheep for Mr. George Shelley.

The deceased when he grew up started farming at Tumut Plains on what was then Crown Lands. Later he went to the Kiandra gold rush just alter it started, did woll and came back and selected the home where he died.

In about 1905 he married Miss Eliza Osmond, sister of Mr James Osmond, and daughter of Mr John Osmond, who at one time ran the Star Hotel in Tumut. The result of the union was 5 sons, viz: Alvie, John Charles, Frederick, George and William, all of Tumut (George accidentaly shot himself, uuu two daughtersrs, via Mrss J Johnson, Tumut, and Mrs J Reardon, Coolgardie.

The whole family were always a most invited,and have always been respected for the good character they havo always striven to maintain. The departed and his estimable wife were always noted for their kindly hospitality, and the one-time occupant of the vaoant chair will be deadly missed in the locality where he lived so long.

The funeral takes place this evening at 3 o'clock, the place of intermont being the Church of England portion of the new cemetery.

We tender the bereaved ones our deepest sympathy : —

Call not back the dear departed,

Anohored safe where storms are o'er,

On the borderland we left him, Soon to meet and part no more.

Far beyond this world of changes,

Far beyond this world of care,

We shall find our missing loved one In our Father's mansion fair, - (Ref- Adelong and Tumut Express and Tumbarumba Post (NSW : 1900 - 1925)(about) Previous issue Friday 6 December 1912 Page 2).


Charles (1st) Oddy married Miss Eliza Frances OSMOND 1863 in Tumut, NSW.


1. Alvah ODDY was born in 1863 in Tumut, NSW. Married Emily Jane IBBOTSON.

2. Fanny Hannah ODDY was born 1866 in Tumut, NSW. - Married John Calcraft JOHNSON.

3. William John ODDY was born in 1867 in Tumut, NSW. Married 1st to Susan E. GREEN and 2nd to Miss Agnes Martha Ann BOWDEN.

4. Charles Albert ODDY was born on the 23rd October, 1869, in Tumut, NSW. Married Miss Mary Emma BRIDLE.

5. Emily T. ODDY was born in 1871 in Tumut, NSW. Married Edward J. REARDON.

6. Henry Ernest ODDY was born in 1875 in Tumut, NSW. Married Miss Harriett MANTELL.

7. Frederick Percy ODDY was born in 1879 in Tumut, NSW. Married Miss Bertha May BALE.

8. George L. ODDY was born in 1881 in Tumut, NSW. He died in 1905 in Tumut, NSW. He died when only 4 years old.

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavours have been made to make all entries authentic and correct. For any corrections and additional valuable information, maps and photos you may have please contact John

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