Notes for: Claude Alton Bodine

I noticed online that he is an 11th generation descendant of the George Washington Presidential Branch.

From Ronny Bodine:

Claude Bodine enlisted 13 Jan 1941 in Montgomery County, Maryland in the U.S. Army. He reported he was married at that time. He served with Company G, 318th Infantry and from 1944 to 1945 served with the Militay Police in Germany. He fought at the Battle of the Bulge and as a Sergeant was killed in combat. In 1949, he was buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

From District of Columbia Marriage Records:
Claude Alton Bodine, 22, of Silver Spring, MD. AND Minnie Lee Carter, 18, of Kensington, Md. were married 20 Sept 1936 by Rev. Samuel E. Rose. 1st marriage for both parties. [Note: The marriage was of short duration as in April 1940 Claude was living with his parents and reported he was single. On 20 April 1940 in Fredericksburg, VA Minnie Lee Carter, 22, born in Bethesda, MD, dau. of William A. & Mary E. (Howes) Carter, married Ernest Ingersoll, Jr.]

From Social Security Records:
Minnie Lee Ingersoll applied for a SSN in March 1952 which was issued in D.C. and reported she was born 5 July 1920 in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Maryland, dau. of William A. & Mary E. (Howes) Carter. She died 1 April 2005. Her final residence was Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida. [Note: In 1930, Minnie, age 9, lived with her parents, William & Mary Carter, in Wheaton, Montgomery Co., MD. In 1940, the Carter family lived in Silver Spring, Montgomery County, MD and declared that on 1 April 1935 they lived in Kensington, Montgomery County, the same place Minnie lived at when she married Claude Bodine.]

Obituary, Palm Beach (Fla.) Post of 3 April 2005.
Minnie L. Ingersoll, 84, of Lake Worth passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2005. She was born in Bethesda, MD to William and Mary Carter. Minnie moved to this area 40 years ago. She attended Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of West Palm Beach where she helped to operate their nursery. Her husband, Ernest, passed away in February 1970. She is survived by her children: Sandra (Kenneth) Lentz of Mississippi, Jeffrey C. Ingersoll of West Virginia, and Michael (Sharon) Ingersoll of Wellington. She also leaves to cherish her memory her grandchildren Ernie and Todd Lentz, Justin and Brant Ingersoll, and Melissa, Ryan and Brianna Ingersoll, along with 8 great grandchildren. She also leaves her brother William Carter of Miami, Florida and sister Loretta Hilton of North Carolina. Her family will receive their friends on Monday from 1:00-2:00PM at the funeral home where her funeral service will be celebrated at 2:00PM. Interment will follow immediately at Lake Worth Memory Gardens Cemetery. Dorsey - E. Earl Smith Memory Gardens Funeral Home 3041 Kirk Road Lake Worth, FL 33461 (561) 964-3772

Obituary, The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) of 6 May 1945.
Memorial services will be held at 10:55 a.m. at the Silver Spring Baptist Church for Sergt. Claude A. Bodine, 30, who was killed in Germany April 10 while serving with an Infantry division. The service record of Sergeant Bodine will be read by Lieut. Joseph Smisek, who served 27 months overseas. His sister, Miss Mildred Bodine, will place a gold star on the church service flag. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Bodine, 410 Silver Spring ave. His widow and 2-year-old son live at 610 Mississippi ave., Silver Spring.

Obituary, The Washington Post (Washington, D.C.) of 23 Feb 1981.
On Friday, February 20, 1981, at Holy Cross Hospital, NETTIE C. McLAUGHLIN of Silver Spring, Md., mother of James Bodine, Susan Sansone and Patricia Pollard, sister of Herman Johnston and Myrtle Smisek; also survived by six grandchildren. The family will receive friends at THE FUNERAL HOME OF WARNER E. PUMPHREY, 8434 Georgia ave., Silver Spring, Md. (parking facilities), Sunday, 7 to 9 p.m., and Monday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., where services will be held Tuesday. February 24, at 11:30 a.m. Interment Burtonsville Union Cemetery.

And in the same issue:
Nettie McLaughlin, 60, who had worked as a public school crossing guard at the corner of Sligo and Mississippi avenues in Silver Spring for the past 17 years, died of cardiac arrest Friday at Holy Cross Hospital. A lifelong resident of Silver Spring, Mrs. McLaughlin was a graduate of Blair High School and a member of Woodside United Methodist Church both of Silver Spring. She was the widow of John McLaughlin, an employee of the Washington Gas Light Co., who died in 1960. Survivors include two daughters, Susan Sansone of Daisy, Md., and Patricia Pollard of Columbia; a son by a previous marriage, James Bodine; a sister, Myrtle Smisek, and a brother, Herman Johnson, all of Silver Spring, and six grandchildren.