Charles H. Bodwell (1854-1911)

Son of: Alpheus 1819

Charles H. Bod well, the third son of Alpheus Bodwell, was born in Manchester, June 2, 1853, and was one of the city's best-known business men. Educated in our public schools, he became identified with the coal and ice business founded by his father and his eldest brother, the Hon. Loring B. Bodwell.

Genial, enthusiastic, a lover of sport, he was a member of the Order of Elks in Manchester, having filled the offices in the lodge with great credit to himself and satisfaction to others. He was a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen, Washington Lodge of Masons, and Queen City Lodge of Knights of Pythias. He was an earnest official of the Hillsborough County Game and Protective Association. Always a staunch Republican, he was honored by the voters of his ward by the elections to the state legislature for two terms.

Coming from a long-lived family, of temperate habits, strong physique, he seemed to have the promise of a long life. But his heart had proved weak, and his death came suddenly, while he was riding home from the office insuddenly, while he was riding home from the office in the streetcar, just before noon, on February 21, 1911. He had appeared during the forenoon in his usual health, and was stricken in the car while on his way home to dinner. He lived but a few minutes.

He is survived by a wife, who was Elvira M. Baird; two brothers, Hon. Loring B. and Dr. Fred L., of Dover; and two sisters, Miss Emma S. Bodwell and Mrs. Sadie V. Ballou, both living in the city.

BornDiedMarried Spouse
12 Sep 185421 Feb 1911 Elvira M. Baird
Manchester, NhManchester, Nh b. Aug 1856

Children of Charles and Elvira (Baird) Bodwell

NameBirth Date Birth PlaceDeath Date Death Place
1.Alpheus L.12 Sep 1881 Manchester, Nh13 May 1908 Kansas City, Mo
2.Loring Henry17 Jul 1885 Manchester, Nh6 Jul 1981 Lynn, Ma


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