I have found new info regarding Westly B. Ody, b. abt 1868 and living with Samuel J. Knorr and Ella "Littlefield" Knorr in Missouri during the 1880 census. Ella was the dau of Margaret H. Peppers / Pepper who married (1) T. A. Littlefield and (2) 9 Mar 1865 in Tazewell Co., IL. Anthony B. Ody, born Nov 1834 in England. The census indicates his parents were both born in England and he immigrated to America in 1856. During the 1900 census Anthony and Margaret Ody were livnig in Abeyton (Gulnare) Las Animas, Colorado.
They may have had four children but I have not been able to make any connections yet. The dates make it possible that Westley / Wesley Ody could have been their child and hense the reason he was living with Margaret Ody's daughter Ella and her husband.