Notes for: Ira Darwin BoDine

His middle name is given as both Darwin and Doran below. The more logical choice based on these sources seems to be Darwin.

From Ronny Bodine:

In 1910, Ira BoDine, his wife and daughter, lived with his mother in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon. Ira Darwin BoDine registered 12 Sept 1918 in Portland, Oregon for the World war I draft. In 1920-1930, he lived in Portland employed as a livestock commission man in 1920 and in 1930 was president of a livestock commission company. Martha (Goll) BoDine was the daughter of Henry and Christiane (Eckhart) Goll.

From: Lockley, Fred. "History of the Columbia River Valley, From The Dalles to the Sea." Vol. 3. S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1928. p. 545.

Ira D. BoDine, who is a member of the firm of BoDine & Clark, the oldest commission firm at the Union Stockyards, Portland, enjoys an enviable reputation as a wide-awake, progressive business man and has been more than ordinarily successful. He was born in Will county, Illinois, in 1875, and is a son of Ira Darwin and Jennie (Davenport) BoDine. The father, a farmer by occupation, died in 1880. Two years later the widowed mother sent the oldest of her three sons to live with her parents and, with the other two boys, went to South Dakota, where she took up homestead and preemption claims. Their home was located twenty-five miles from the nearest railroad and they were practically on the frontier, but they persevered and in the course of time developed a good farm, on which they lived for twenty-two years, when they sold out and came to Portland, where the mother is still living.
Ira D. BoDine received a public school education, which he supplemented by three years of study in a Methodist seminary. When old enough he also took up a tract of government land in South Dakota, which he sold in 1893 and came to Oregon. In Corvallis he bought a warehouse, which he ran for four years, after which he engaged in the livestock business, to which he devoted his attention until 1908. In that year be came to Portland and, forming the firm of BoDine & Clark, engaged in the livestock commission business at the Union stockyards. During the subsequent years he has established an enviable reputation as a reliable and trustworthy business man, has built up a large clientele and enjoys splendid success. He confines his activities strictly to the commission business, handling cattle, hogs, sheep and goats, and commands the largest business in that line here.
In 1902 Mr. BoDine was united in marriage to Miss Mattie A. Goll, who is a native of Iowa, and they are the parents of a daughter, Jane, who is a graduate of the University of Oregon and is a teacher by profession. Mr. BoDine is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks and the Portland Chamber of Commerce, is a democrat in his political views and is deeply interested in the welfare of his community.

Obituary, The Oregonian (Portland, OR) of 23 Jan 1939.
BoDINE--Jan. 20, Ira Doran BoDine, husband of Martha G. BoDine, father of Mrs. Edwin Warren, brother of Dr. C. D. and Lewis BoDine. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Tuesday at 2:30 P. M. at Holman & Luis Colonial Mortuary, N. E. 14th and Sandy. Interment Rose City cemetery.

Obituary, The Oregonian (Portland, OR) of 24 July 1956.
Funeral service for Mrs. Martha A. (Mattie) BoDine will be in Colonial mortuary Tuesday at 1 p.m. Mrs. BoDine, widow of Ira D. BoDine, died Saturday in Los Angeles, where she had been living for 3 1/2 years with a daughter, Mrs. E. D. Warren. Mrs. BoDine was a member of the First Presbyterian church, Portland; past state treasurer and past state president of the PEO Sisterhood and a member of Corriente club, Research club and Past Presidents cluc of Portland. Surviving besides the daughter are three sisters, a brother, and two grandsons.

From Oregon Death Records:
Ira Bodine died 20 Jan 1939 in Umatilla County. Wife--Martha.

From California Death Records:
Mattie A. Bodine, born 29 Feb 1876 in Iowa, died 21 July 1956 in Los Angeles. Father-Goll.