"Odessan” is the name of an inhabitant of Odessa, Texas. The name “Odessan” has been cited in print since at least 1915.
Wikipedia: Odessa, Texas
Odessa is a city in and the county seat of Ector County, Texas, United States. It is located primarily in Ector County, although a small portion of the city extends into Midland County. Odessa’s population was 99,940 at the 2010 census. It is the principal city of the Odessa, Texas Metropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Ector County. The metropolitan area is also a component of the larger Midland–Odessa, Texas Combined Statistical Area, which had a population of 266,941 as of July 1, 2009. estimate.
17 February 1915, Dallas (TX) Morning News, “The State Press, pg. 10, col. 4:
CHARITY FROM ALL.
The Odessa Herald was moved recently to moralize upon a text it found in the society columns of The News. (...) From these two instances the Odessan draws a moral, the old, old, but never outworn moral concerning our duty to our brother.
3 September 1929, Abilene (TX) Morning News, pg. 6, col. 1:
The Odessa News-Times says that a group of forty Odessans went to Carlsbad a few days ago and visited the famous caverns near there—the largest group from Odessa ever to visit the cave on any one day.
29 September 1929, Abilene (TX) Morning News, pg. 15:
Odessan Honored, sec. 2, pg. 1, col. 2:
W. L. Bates, prominent cattleman and banker of West Texas, who was recently chosen Odessa’s most useful citizen, by the Odessa post of the American Legion.
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11 July 1930, The Caldwell News and The Burleson County Ledger (Caldwell, TX), “Soap For Bait,” pg. 7, col. 3:
Williard Matthews, abstractor Bill Snodgrass, contractor; and another Odessan recently went fishing down on the Rio Grande.
OCLC WorldCat record
The Odessan : a monthly news and shopping magazine
Publisher: Odessa, Tex. : Gibson Pub., 1964-
Edition/Format: Newspaper : English
OCLC WorldCat record
Original Odessans, 1881-1941.
Author: Celebrate Odessa 100 Committee.
Publisher: Odessa, Tx. : Celebrate Odessa 100 Committee, 1981.
Edition/Format: Book : English
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