Notes for: William C. Bodine, Sr.

From: Mike n Deb [mike_n_deb at]
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2003
Subject: Re: William Bodine
Hi Dave, I will give you what we have.
General Index to Estate - Hardin Co. Ohio - Probate Court
Vol. 8 Page 290 - Gertrude D. Bodine
Admin, W.C. Bodine, Exec. Journal Vol. 2 Pg. 311
There are newspaper clippings that we have from Hardin County also in reference to Mrs. W. C. Bodine's death. Also, have William C. Bodine Sr. newspaper death announcement. Also have a copy of the Census of Licking County Ohio in Newark , Ohio of William Bodine-age 38-born in New York, Rachel was his wife--age 37 and she was born in Ohio and there were 2 children in the household and they were also born in Ohio. The census date is June 10th 1870. One of the children listed is William C. Bodine as age 1 and the daughter Mary was 10. The elder William Bodine listed above is the same William Bodine that died in Hardin County, Kenton, Ohio. He was born September 1, 1829 and he died on June 9th, 1911 at 7pm -- cause of death was paralysis. It also states that the person giving the info was William Bodine Jr. of Kenton also. The death certificate also lists the birthplace as New York and that his occupation was salesman. The name of his father is Bodine and no 1st name is listed. Maiden name of mother is listed as: don't know.
As a side note, I have written that in 1810 U.S. Census of New York in Orange County; Local: Montgomery; Roll 29 Page 181
William Bodine was also this the same as you have?
I got that info from the genealogy library located in Ft. Wayne Indiana.
Another interesting note from the 'The kenton Daily Democrat' newspaper obit listing states that Mr. Bodine had moved to Pittsburg 10 years prior to his death. Mr. Bodine suffered a paralytic stroke about 4 years after moving to Pittsburg. It also states that Mr. Bodine was survived by his son, Wm. Jr of Kenton and his daughter, Mrs. O. P. Rank of Cleveland. His body was taken to Newark at the old home.
Now for another note into this crazy world of genealogy. I have a death certificate for a Nettie B. Bodine. She died on December 27, 1918 in Kenton Ohio. She was born on February 28, 1871 in Licking Co. Ohio. Her father's name is listed as: Boyles --no birthplace listed for father and nothing on her mother. She is listed as occupation: housewife. So she must have been born a 'Boyles' and married a 'Bodine' from what I can figure out. The person to give the info was W. C. Bodine of Kenton Ohio. So I am assuming that this person must be the same son of Wm. Bodine Sr. Because at the time of Nettie's death, the elder Mr. Wm. Bodine was already deceased.
********* I just figured this out-------Nettie B. Bodine is indeed Mrs. W. C. Bodine (the son) because he is the one giving the info on the death cert. info. There was also an obit listing in The Kenton Daily Democrat (Hardin Co. Ohio) on Monday, December 30, 1918. Nothing was listed about her husband or her children in the newspaper clipping. **************
So Dave, I hope that I have not confused you more. One thing just leads to another in this crazy family search. But you's exciting and fun to me! I do hope that I've been of some help to you. Btw, if you'd like any of these copies that I have, send me your snail mail address and I'll be more than happy to send them to you.
Have a great fall and let me know your thoughts on the questions that I have asked above.
Mike n Deb Bodine =)

----- Original Message -----
From: Dave Bodine
To: mike_n_deb at
Sent: Saturday, September 06, 2003 1:09 PM
Subject: William Bodine

Hi Mike,

I saw the following information from you at a web site:

A ' William Bodine' was listed in the 1870 Licking County Ohio census
as being 38 years of age at the time. It also lists him as being born in
New York. Now the other interesting fact; there is another William
Bodine listed in the 1820 U.S. Census of NewYork in Orange County,
Locale: Montgomery, Roll 29 Page 181.

The 1st William Bodine listed above died in Kenton, Hardin County,
Ohio on 6/9/1911. I have a copy of the death certificate. He is also the
same person in the 1870 Licking Co., Ohio census.

I don't have this William in my data. Can you send me the death
certificate info you have on him? I'd appreciate anything else you have
figured out about him, too.

Best regards,
Dave Bodine

From Ronny Bodine (Dec. 7, 2019):

William Bodine was aged 40 in 1860 (born 1820), 33 in 1863 (born in 1830), 38 in 1870 (born 1832), 50 in 1880 (born 1830), born Sept 1829 in 1900. In all instances New York was given as his birth place.

There is only one William Bodine born 1829/1830 in New York who cannot be otherwise accounted for and that is a William BADINE 20 NY, laborer, living 1850 in Wallkill, Orange County, NY in the household of Robert Houston, 56 and his wife Mary.

He is likely the same person as the William BODINE, 25, born in Orange County, living 19 June 1855 in a hotel in Wallkill. It is noted he lived in Wallkill for 12 years (i.e. since 1843).

1860 (15 June) Newark, Licking Co., OH: William BODINE 40 NY, Rachel 23 OH, Mary 6/12 OH, 6 others.

In June 1863, William Bodine, 33, native of NY, married, clerk, resident of Newark, Ohio, registered for the Civil War Draft.

1870 (10 June) Newark, Licking Co., OH: William BODINE 38 NY dry goods clerk, Rachel 37 OH, Mary 10 OH, William C. 1 OH.

1880 (11 June) Newark, Licking Co., OH: William BODINE 50 NY dry goods clerk, Rachel 43 OH wife, William 11 OH son, Oliver P. RANK 23 OH son-in-law salesman, Mary E. 20 OH dau.

1900 (2 June) Kenton, Hardin Co., OH: Wm. BODINE May 1869 OH tailor, Netta Feb 1871 OH wife, Raymond Sept 1895 OH son, Wm. Sr. Sept 1829 NY father dry goods salesman, Rachel Feb 1837 OH mother. William & Netta were married 8 years and Netta bore 2 children with 1 then living. William and Rachel were married 42 years and Rachel bore 2 children, both living.

Obituary, The Pittsburgh (Penn.) Press of 7 April 1902.
Mrs. Rachel A. Bodine, aged 65, died last night at 11 o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. O. P. Rank, at 741 Hill street, Wilkinsburg. She lived at Newark, O., and was visiting Mrs. Rank when she contracted pneumonia about a week ago which caused her death. She is survived by her husband, Thomas [sic] Bodine and the one daughter. The body will be taken to Newark for burial.

From Ohio Death Records:
Wm. Bodine, widowed, born 1 Sept 1829 in NY, died 9 June 1911 in Kenton, Hardin County of paralysis. Parents unknown. Informant was Wm. Bodine Jr. of Kenton.

The Newark Advocate (Newark, Ohio) of 10 June 1911.
The funeral of Wm. Bodine, who died Friday at the home of his son, Wm. C. Bodine, in Kenton, O., will take place Monday morning at 10 o'clock at Cedar Hill cemetery.

Burials in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Newark, Licking County, Ohio.
(For grave marker photo see Find A Grave Memorial No. 65333786 & 65333775)
WILLIAM BODINE 1829---1911 RACHAEL BODINE 1837---1902