Notes for: Mathena Beekman Bodine

Bill Bodine, the grandson of Mathena's brother, Walter, says he heard Walter speak of Mathena, but he doesn't believe he ever met her. She may have died in the 1940's or 1950's. Bill never heard mention of a Mary/Eva Bodine. She may have died young.

From Ronny Bodine:

From the New Brunswick (NJ) Daily Times of 7 July 1904, Mathena Beekman Bodine, youngest daughter of T. C. Bodine of Dunellen, was married on 6 July 1904 in Dunellen (Middlesex Co., NJ) to John P. Duncan. Her brother, Walter Bodine, was in the wedding party.

The Duncans living 1930 in Tenafly, Bergen County, NJ where John (born c1879 NJ) worked as an advertising manager. The couple had three children living with them, Malcolm (c1907), Helen (c1912), Jack (c1918). In 1942, John Peter Duncan registered for the World War II draft. He was living in Tenafly, Bergen County, New Jersey, gave his birth date as 23 Jan 1878 in Jersey City, and named Mrs. Mathena Duncan as his next of kin.