David Bodwell (1826-1893)

Son of: Issac 1784

David was connected with the shoe industry. (Municipal History of Essex County, Mass. Vol. 4. P. 250)

His son Oscar R. Bodwell Long prominent in real estate circles in Danvers Massachusetts, Oscar Bodwell was president of the New England Electric Lamp Company.

Born in Danvers in 1866, Mr. Bodwell, as a boy, attended the public schools of the city, and acquired a practical education. For three or four years thereafter, he followed farming, then was employed in the shoe industry for several years as a shoe cutter. Becoming deeply interested in the development of the city from a commercial standpoint, Mr. Bodwell then entered the real estate field, taking up, also, its customary allied interest, insurance. He followed along these lines until 1918, when he became president of the New England Lamp Company, in which capacity he is now carrying forward the business of that concern along progressive lines. Mr. Bodwell is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, and of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. Mr. Bodwell married Alice P. Turner and they attend the Danvers Highlands Congregational Church. (Municipal History of Essex County, Massachusetts, vol. 4. pp249-50.

The Danvers City Directory of 1888-89 lists David as a shoemaker. Son Oscar is listed as a shoecutter.





2 May 1826

13 Dec 1893

23 Mar 1862

Caroline E. Sanborn

Methuen, Ma

Danvers, Ma

Danvers, Ma

b. Oct 1845

Children of David and Caroline (Sanborn) Bodwell



Birth Date

Birth Place

Death Date

Death Place


Loren Edward

25 Jun 1863

Danvers, Ma

13 May 1870

Danvers, Ma


Oscar R.

15 Dec 1866

Danvers, Ma

7 Dec 1941

Danvers, Ma


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