Notes for: Mary Barbara Bodine

From: Bob and Ruth Reuther [pappyreuther at]
Sent: Monday, March 03, 2003
Subject: Genealogy

I have a little information for you. Not sure if you have some of it already.

Abraham and Mercy Paxson Bodine had the following children: John born 12/28/06 do not know death date
Charles born 7/4/09 - died 4/19/1851; Elizabeth born 11/23/11 - no dath date; Margaret born 9/23/14 - no death date; George born 4/1/17, died 9/22/67 - married to Euphemia (no maiden name and don't know about children.
Abraham married Barbara - she was born 9/23/97, died 7/18/80. They had Russell born 1/8/29.

Lucretia Hawley married Russel Bodine. Their daughter Mary married a Painter. I remember him but not his wife. She was gone when I went to see him as a child. I have an obit notice of the death of a Wm. P.I. Painter who was their grandson who died of typhoid fever at age 21 and is buried in Muncy Cemetery alongside his grandparents.

Annie Rogers is my grandfather's sister and I remember her well. Her husband's name was Samuel. Her children were Harry, Margaret, Helen, Madge, Louise, and James. Margaret and Helen died during the flu epidemic around 1918. James is the only one who had children. Richard, Sylvia and James Rogers. Annie is buried in Muncy Cemetery as are Harry, Madge, Louise and James. Don't know about Margaret and Helen.

As far as I know, this information is correct. I got it from an old Bodine family bible and some obituaries I had saved.

Forgot to mention that Madge and Louise Rogers were never married. Harry was married to Ida Vandine.

Ruth Bodine Reuther

From Ronny Bodine:

From Pennsylvania Federal Census Records:
1880 Muncy, Lycoming County: William C. Painter 27 PA Telegraph operator, Mary B. 25 PA wife, Selina M. 2 PA dau, Harry D. 9/12 PA born Aug.
1900 Muncy, Lycoming County: Clark Painter Oct 1852 PA married 25 yrs telegraph operator, Mary Oct 1854 PA wife 5 children born/4 living, Bina May 1878 PA dau, William Jan 1881 PA son, Charles July 1887 PA son.
1910 Muncy, Lycoming County: W. Clark Painter 57 PA marr 1 34 yrs rail road station agent, Mary B. 55 PA wife marr 1 34 yrs 5 children/2 living, William P. I. 7 PA.
1920 Muncy, Lycoming County: W. Clark Painter 67 PA rail road station agent, Mary B. 65 PA wife, William P. I. 16 PA son.

William C. Painter was appointed postmaster of Hartley Hall Post Office in Muncy Township on 17 April 1882 and served until succeeded by George W. Heiny on 30 Sept 1885.

Obituary, Gazette and Bulletin (Williamsport, Pa.) of 6 Jan 1929.
Muncy, Jan. 5--W. Clark Painter, son of William T. Painter, died Saturday morning at 6 o'clock at the Muncy Valley hospital where he had been a patient for several weeks. He was aged 76 years, and is survived by a son, Charles, of New Haven, Conn., a brother, George L. of Muncy; and the following sisters: Mrs. Sarah Everett, Mrs. H. M. Myer, both of Muncy; and Mrs. M. M. Fessler, of Elizabethtown. Mr. Painter had worked for the Reading Railroad company here for more than fifty years, prior to his retirement about seven years ago. He was for many years station agent at Muncy. He was a member of the Reading Veterans Association.

Burials in Muncy Cemetery, Muncy, Lycoming County
W. C. Painter 1852-1929
Mary B. Wife of W. C. Painter 1852-1927

Children: Russell B. (1876-1877), Sabina M. (1878), Harry Dean (Aug 1879), William P. I. (Jan 1881), Charles (July 1887).