Notes for: Florence Bodine

From Ronny Bodine:

The Taylor family was living 1920 in Philadelphia where Harvey was vice-president of a ship building company and 1930 in Philadelphia where he worked as an engineer. He was a 1905 graduate of the Towne Scientific School of the University of Pennsylvania and later became a specialist in hydraulic turbine machinery. Vice-President of the Cramp Shipbuilding Company 1940-1946. President of the Philadelphia LaScala Opera Company 1946-1948. See his obituary in the New York "Times" of 31 Dec 1959. Harvey and Florence Taylor were divorced on 6 Sept 1934 in Reno, Nevada and Harvey remarried on 12 Sept 1934. Florence Taylor was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

From Records of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, Rosemont, Delaware County, Penn.: Florence Bodine Taylor, aged 72 years, of Gwynedd Valley, died 20 July 1958 and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Newspaper Obituary, The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pa.) of Monday, 21 July 1958.
Mrs. Florence Bodine Taylor, a member of the Tenth Presbyterian Church and long active in charity work, died yesterday in Doctor's Hospital. She was 72. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George B. Clothier, of Ithan; a son, C. Tracy, of Allentown, and five grandchildren.

From the Pennsylvania Death Certificate of Florence B. Taylor, divorced, born 30 Aug 1885 in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, Penn., dau. of George & Laura C. Bodine; died 11.05 PM, 19 July 1958 in Philadelphia and was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. George Clothier of Ithan Penn., informant. [Note: Although 1885 is the year of her birth given here, it was Aug 1887 reported by her parents for the 1900 census.]

From the Pennsylvania Death Certificate of Harvey Birchard Taylor, seperated, born 17 Nov 1882 in Philadelphia, son of Charles Tracey & Sophie (Davis) Taylor; died 29 Dec 1959 in Philadelphia and was buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. George B. Clothier of Ithan, Penn., informant.

Children: Helen Louise (1910), Charles Tracy II (1912).