Notes for: Jesse Robbins Bodine

From Ronny Bodine:

1910 St. Louis, MO: Jesse R. BODINE 25 IL pattern maker, Ella M. 24 MO wife. Married 3 years. His 1st marriage, her 2nd. She has borne no children.

1930 University City, St. Louis Co., MO: Jesse R. BODINE 45 IL, Lucille 34 IL wife, Robert J. 5 MO son, Jesse R. 3 MO son, Nettie M. 70 MO mother widow. Married 6 years. [Note: The obituary of Gussie N. Grady (nee Neber) published in the St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch of 18 June 1978 named among her survivors a sister, Mrs. Jesse R. Bodine. Gussie was Augusta Grady, living 1920 in St. Louis with her sister "Louise" Neber, age 23. Chicago birth records record the birth of Luise Elise Neber on 10 March 1896 to Frederick & Lina (Bangert) Neber. Social Security Records record her death as Lucile N. Bodine, born 10 March 1896, died 10 April 1988.]

From St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch of 30 Dec 1906:
Although her maiden name was restored Monday when she was divorced from John Walther, pretty Miss Ella Bossler, 21 years old, of 3505 Winnebago street, relinquished it yesterday afternoon, when she was married at Clayton to Jesse Bodine of 4323 Page boulevard. They were married by Justice Kreiss.

On 12 Sept 1918, Jesse Bodine registered for the World War I draft in St. Louis. He reported that he worked as a pattern maker with the Bodine Pattern Company in St. Louis and that Ella Bodine, his wife, was his next of kin. In 1920, Jesse Bodine was living with his parents in St. Louis. He reported he was divorced and was a proprietor of a pattern making business. Jesse Bodine was President of the Bodine Foundry. See also his Missouri death certificate.

From St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch of 6 June 1919:
Jesse R. Bodine of 3505 Winnebago street, president of the Bodine Pattern Co., 817 Market street, yesterday filed suit to divorce Mrs. Ella Bodine, alleging that she became infatuated with Julius H. Klein. He also filed suit against Klein for $25,000 damages for alleged alienation of his wife'a affections. The Bodines separated May 31 after being married 13 years. Klein is said to be a civil engineer. Mrs. Bodine has been a bookkeeper in her husband's office. Klein cout not be reached for a statement.

Ella Bossler Bodine was the daughter of Stephen and Mary Bossler with whom she lived in 1900 in St. Louis. The census recorded her birth in October 1885. In 1920, she appears as "Bodine Bossler" age 33 and divorced, living with her parents in St. Louis. As Mrs. Ella Edstrom of 4044 Meramec Street, she was the informant on the Missouri death certificate of her father who died 4 June 1937 in St. Louis.

From St. Louis (MO) Post-Distapch of 3 April 1948.
The body of a woman recovered from the Mississippi river near Crystal City, Mo., Thursday was identified yesterday as that of Mrs. Ella M. Edstrom, 62 years old, 4011 Potomac street, who had been missing since Jan. 7. Identification was made by her husband, John, a clothing salesman.

From the Missouri Death Certificate of Ella M. Edstrom, born 6 Oct 1885 in St. Louis, Missouri, daughter of Stephen Bossler, wife of John Edstrom, died 1 April 1948 in rural Joachim Township, Jefferson County. "Immediate cause of death-Verdict of coroner-unknown white woman found dead in Mississippi River. Apparently been in water several months." Cremated. Informant was John Edstrom of St. Louis.

Obituary, St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch of 20 June 1958.
Jesse R. Bodine, president of Bodine Pattern & Foundry Co., died at Barnes Hospital today of injuries suffered Monday in an automobile accident. The car driven by his wife went out of control and overturned in U.S. Highway 40 west of Columbia, Mo. Mrs. Bodine is in the hospital. The Bodines were returning from a visit with relatives in Kansas City to their home, 46 Berkshire, Richmond Heights, when the accident occurred. Mr. Bodine, 73 years old, was a pattern maker when he established his business in 1912. He was a member of the Missouri Athletic Club and the Downtown Rotary Club. Surviving are two sons, Robert J. Bodine and Jack R. Bodine. a graveside service will be held at noon tomorrow at Lake Charles cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Ladue Chapel, 9459 Clayton road, Ladue.

Obituary, St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch of 11 April 1988.
BODINE, LUCILE N., on Sun., April 10, 1988, wife of the late Jesse R. Bodine, mother of Robert J. and Jack R., grandmother of Carol Bodine, Lloyd and Gayle Bodine Garrett, great-grandmother and mother-in-law of Joanne Watling Bodine and Mary Jane Bodine. Service at Ladue Chapel, 9450 Clayton Rd., Wed., time later. Interment private. Friends may call at Lupton Chapel, 7233 Delmar Blvd. Tues, 5 til 9 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Madue Chapel Memorial Fund.
Bodine Pattern Company was founded in 1912 by Jesse R. Bodine to manufacture patterns for Dorris and Moon motor cars. Bodine Foundry was first in the St. Louis area to heat treat aluminum castings for military and aircraft production. This unique heat-treating process was converted to commercial applications at the end of the war. Today, Bodine Aluminum is one of the largest producers of aluminum castings in the country. In Jan 1990, Bodine Aluminum was acquired by Toyota.

Burials in Lake Charles Park Cemetery, Bel-Nor, St. Louis County, Missouri.
(For grave marker photo see Find A Grave Memorial No. 142075744)
BODINE Lucile N. 1896---1988 Jesse R. 1884---1958