Notes for: George Emerson Bodine

The book Boulder Fireplace, Burns says that George was born at Lawrenceburg in Dearborn County, Indiana. This is on the Ohio River near the Ohio and Kentucky border. He was a farmer who lived near Olpe for a time. Then he bought a farm in Dragoon Township in Osage County, Kansas. They lived and raised their children on that farm. The book also says that George had four children by a former marriage to Edwardeen Bratt. She had died. The children were Anna, Pearl, Harold, and Mabel, 8 to 2 years of age.

The book goes on to say the Stella, with her children, went to the rural Methodist Church near their home. However, she had embraced the Christian Science faith.

The pictures below were sent to me by Denise Oliver-Velez (deoliver at

Here is Benjamin Bodine and his third wife, Elizabeth Nocks. The children are George Emerson Bodine and Allie May Bodine. This picture must have been taken in the early 1880's.

Benjamin and Elizabeth Bodine and family

Here are a couple of pictures of George Bodine and his first wife, Edwardeen Horense Bratt. The child that George is holding is his first, Mabel.

George and Edwardeen Bodine

George and Edwardeen Bodine and child

The picture below is of Mabel, Pearl, Anna, and Harold.

Mabel, Pearl, Anna, and Harold Bodine

Here are a few other pictures.

George Emerson Bodine is in the center of the picture below.

George and Family

Here is another one of George and some unidetified family members.

George and Family

Here is a picture of George

George Emerson Bodine

Here is a picture of George and Flora Bodine

George and Flora Bodine

Here is a picture of George, Dick C., and Flora Bodine

George, Dick C., and Flora Bodine

From Ronny Bodine (Feb. 23, 2022):

1st marriage--1884--HORTENSE EDWARDEEN BRATT.

Obituary, The Emporia (KS) Gazette of Thur., 16 March 1893.
Mrs. George Bodine, living thirteen miles southwest of the city died Sunday about noon. The services were held at the house to-day at 11 o'clock. Mrs. Bodine had reached the age of 35 years and leaves a husband and four children to mourn the loss of a loving wife and mother.

Burials in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Olpe, Lyon County, Kansas.
(For grave marker photo see Find A Grave Memorial No. 95324460)
BODINE EDWARDEAN H. Wife of George E. Bodine Died Mar. 12,1893 Aged 29 Yrs. 6 Mos. 22 Dys.

2nd marriage--1894--MARY ESTELLA BURNS.
From Hartford (KS) News of Thur., 26 April 1894.
Olpe, Kas., Apr. 24, '94. Married, at the residence of L. W. Ostrom, near Olpe, on the 19th of April at 6 o'clock, Mr. G. E. Bodine and Miss M. Estella Burns, Rev. R. M. Cullison performing the ceremony.

1900 Dragoon Twp., Osage Co., KS: George BODINE July 1863 IN farmer, Mary Estella Aug 1872 KS wife, Mabel T. July 1887 KS dau, Pearl P. Nov 1888 KS dau, Anna Aug 1890 KS dau, Harold Oct 1892 KS son, Earnest Mar 1897 KS son, Effie Sept 1898 KS dau. Married 6 years, 3 children born/2 living.

1910 Dragoon Twp., Osage Co., KS: George E. BODINE 46 IN farmer, Mary E. 37 KS wife, Earnest P. 13 KS son, Effie M. 11 KS dau, Alta V. 9 KS dau, Ralph E. 7 KS son, Luciel C. 3 KS dau. His 2nd marriage, married 16 years, 6 children born/5 living.

1920 Dragoon Twp., Osage Co., KS: George E. BODINE 56 IN farmer, Mary E. 47 KS wife, Ernest P. 22 KS son, Alta V. 19 KS dau, Ralph E. 16 KS son, Lucile C. 13 KS dau.

1930 Dragoon Twp., Osage Co., KS: George E. BODINE 66 IN farmer, Mary E. 57 KS wife.

Obituary: Topeka State Journal of 9 Dec 1936.

Burials in Burlingame City Cemetery, Burlingame, Osage County, Kansas.
(For grave marker photo see Find A Grave Memorial No. 18797824)
BODINE ESTELLA 1872---1936 GEORGE E. 1863--1948

3rd marriage--1937--EDITH CELIA BURNS.
Edith Burns was 1st married 1887 in Osage Co., KS to William Henry Haller

1940 Rural Osage Co., KS: George E. BODINE 76 IN, Edith C. 72 KS wife.

Edith C. Bodine, widow of Geo. E., appears in the 1952 city directory of Topeka, Kansas.

Burials in Wilmington Cemetery, Harveyville, Wabaunsee County, Kansas.
(For grave marker photo see Find A Grave Memorial No. 53040041)
HALLER EDITH C. 1867---1952 WILLIAM H. 1853---1932

Abstract from 1948 newspaper obituary:
In 1884, he married Edwardeen Bratt of Emporia, who died in 1893. From this marriage four children survive: Mrs. Mabel Oliver, of Brooklyn, NY, Mrs. Pearl Crawford, San Bernadino Calif., Mrs. Anna Raikes, Emmett, Kansas, and Harold L. Bodine, Burlingame, KS. In 1894 he married Mary Estella Burns of Burlingame who died in 1936. Surviving children are Ernest P. Bodine, Osage City, KS, Mrs. Alta Ogleby, Topeka, KS, Ralph E. Bodine, Scranton and Mrs. Lucille Schoenfeld, Oklahoma City. Survived by twenty-two grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, and by his third wife Edith C. Haller of Admire Kansas, who was the sister of his second wife.