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Is there any known record of which cabins the Odells were in during their trip from South Hampton to Queenstown.

I have been hooked on the Titanic since early childhood, reading everything I can find... watching all the films, documentaries, etc. ... but it was while trying to learn about my biological father's family (The O'Dells... the spelling was changed by Ellis Island personnel), that I discovered my own link to the ship.

Any info is appreciated.
 
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Richard,

If you look at the Cabin Allocations on this web-site. See under People then Cabins at the top of the opening page, there are suggestions of B-72/74.
 
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Lester,

That was my suggestion many years ago. I have learnt much since then and I think that my "theory" and suggestion of B72/74 has no basis at all. Personally, although I have no idea where they were, I somehow feel that they did not have a B deck or C deck suite at all.

Daniel.
 
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Is there any personal correspondence by any of the O'Dell party that could should light on the proximity of the cabin(s) they occupied? If not, there is a long list of cabins from which to choose. Their cabin(s) must have been one or a couple of those either unoccupied during the trip across the ocean or reoccupied by passengers that embarked at Cherbourg. That can't be too difficult a process to conduct, only a time-consuming one.
 
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Thank you everyone, I appreciate the aid. To answer Mark's question; I am a child of adoption and my biological father passed away several years ago so whether or not he might have had any info has apparently gone to the grave with him.

The info I do know is that the tickets were for 6, but the purchaser himself failed to make the journey so only 5 of the six who disembarked in Ireland were Odells. There were several photos taken of young Jack Odell on deck by an aunt, but that her most famous picture was the last known of the Titanic as it departed Queenstown and into the open sea.
 
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That helps when assessing their cabin(s). Since they disembarked at Queenstown, then those who embarked at Cherbourg could not have reoccupied their cabin(s). This cuts the list down even more. This question goes out to anybody who would know: Did any first-class passengers embark at Queenstown, or were they only immigrants? If yes, then their cabin(s), along with those which sailed unoccupied, would comprise the list of possible cabin(s). If no, then the O'Dells' cabin(s) must, then, have been among those unoccupied for the transAtlantic trip. The next question: How many and which first-class cabin(s) remained unoccupied for that trip?

Okay, Rich, take it from there. Of course, one thing adding to the difficulty is the fact that we're not at all sure which had been occupied, as there is no sure-fire evidence to establish where every first-class passenger resided for the trip. There's your challenge... It can be done, though. Good luck on your search. ;)
 
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Mark,

The only 1st class passengers to embark at Queenstown were the Minahans, but they booked their tickets in London and were originally going to embark at Southampton, so I don't think that their cabins were given to the Odells for the short trip.

Also, if you were to fill every berth, I think I once calculated that Titanic was only carrying 45% of its 1st class passenger capasity, although a little over 60% of the 1st class cabins were occupied for the transatlantic crossing. I'm only talking in rough estimates, but we've got about 150 empty cabins to chose from.

Added to that, we don't even know where everybody who sailed to New York was, so that's approximately another 40 or so cabins, which leaves us with about 200 cabins to shose from, which about half of the 1st class cabins that Titanic had.

Without further clues .... the task is almost impossible.

Daniel.
 
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Daniel,

Thanks for the stats. As you can see, that's the same point that I made in the above post. I am directing Richard toward realistic possibilities, as are you. Please remember that the information you provide is for him, not for me. He is the one doing the research on the O'Dells' possible cabin(s), not I. I do, however, appreciate the information that you've provided, especially the bit on the Minahans, as I wasn't aware that they had embarked Titanic in Queenstown.

Thanks again.
 
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All your aid is deeply appreciated. According to a biographer, Jack Odell (11 at the time of sinking) had no memory of the English holiday nor of his brush with history so I'm guessing I'll never know for sure.
 
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Which cabin would you choose if you only stayed aboard the titanic one night only like the odell family? I would probably pick something small and comfortable like the a deck cabins forward or the ones in d deck near the entrance areas! something more: back then people carried a lot of luggage but would one unpack all this for one single evening or just carry some necessities for the night and keep the rest in the luggage area? i suppose evening wear and the such were not so necessary for only a few hours! thanks ...
 
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