Notes for: Jesse ("Jess") Wynette Bodine

He supposedly died in a "shoot out" in Salt Lake City, Utah. However, RB looked through the Salt Lake Tribune from 1920 to 1945 and found no reference to Jesse Bodine or any shootout and although Utah deaths are indexed statewide there is no Jesse Bodine. He also checked Ogden newspapers.

From Ronny Bodine:

In June 1900, Jesse Bodine, age 20 and single, lived with his father and stepmother in Ardmore, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory working as a farm laborer. In April 1910, Jesse W. Bodine, age 30 and single, lived in a rooming house in Oklahoma City and was employed as a laborer. On 12 Sept 1918, Jesse W. Bodine registered for the World War I draft in Oklahoma City. He named his next of kin as his wife, Mrs. Cora Bodine of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Obituary, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla.) of 14 Dec 1928.
Jess W. Bodine, 48 years old, a former county resident, died Tuesday at Winnemucca, Nev., according to a message received by his sister, Mrs. T.F. Anderson, southeast of the city. Moving to what is now Oklahoma county in 1889, Bodine made his home with his parents on the homestead just across the road from Oklahoma county's first oil gusher, six and a half miles southeast of the city. W.T. Bodine, a brother, arrived Thursday afternoon from Miami, Fla. The body of J.W. Bodine is expected here Sunday. Mrs. C.I. Bodine, mother, three brothers and three sisters survive. They are Frank Bodine, W.T. Bodine, John D. Bodine, Mrs. E.M. Crim, Mrs. D.G. Emery, and Mrs. T.F. Anderson. He also has two nephews, Charles W. Wilkes, and E.B. Scott of Oklahoma City.

Funeral Notice, The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla.) of 18 Dec 1928.
Funeral services for Jesse W. Bodine, will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at The Capitol Hill Funeral Home in charge of Rev. Wildwirdine of Sacred Heart church. Burial Sunny Lane.

Obituary, Reno Evening Gazette (Reno, Nev.) of 16 Nov 1962.
WINNEMUCCA--Graveside services were held Wednesday morning for Mrs. Georgie Bodine, 80, with Rev. Charles Silberstein of the Community Methodist Church officiating. Mrs. Bodine died in Humboldt hospital Nov. 12. A native of Iowa, she was born 31 Jan. 1882. For more than 40 years, Mrs. Bodine had been a resident of Winnemucca. Her husband, the late Jess Bodine, operated a pan game in various local bars, for a number of years. Relatives include a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Flecksteiner of Trindad, Colo. Eddy Mortuary handled arrangements. Burial took place in the Knights of Pythias section, Winnemucca Cemetery.

In the above obituary, Mrs. Gertrude Flecksteiner of Trindad, Colorado was named as the surviving sister of Mrs. Georgie (Cora) Bodine. Based upon this relationship, both were the daughters of O. L. and Annie Vinyard, living 1880 in Jasper County, Iowa (where Gertrud H. was aged 1) and in 1885 in David City, Butler County, Nebraska where they are named Gertie 6 born in Iowa and Cora 3, born in Iowa. In 1899 in Boulder County, Colorado Gertrude L. B. Vinyard married Charles A. Hare, both living 1900 in Boulder and in 1910 Gertrude was now married to William S. Flecksteiner, with her 8-year-old son Irvin Hare, and living in Trinidad, Colorado.