Don Robert Bodwell (1885-1964)

Son of: Joshua 1849

Don Robert Bodwell worked for the Long-Bell Lumber Compay from 1905 to 1955. He stared in 1905 as assistant manager of the Independence, Kansas retail yard, becoming manager the next year. In 1909 he worked in various capacities in the DeRidder and Bonami, La. manufacturing facilities. He went to Kansas City, Mo. in sales in 1912, then transferred to Philadelphia as a salesman. By 1914 he was back in Kansas City as manager of lumber sales and in 1943 was made manager of Eastern Sales. In December 1953, he was elected Vice President, retiring in 1955. Don Robert was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kansas City.

Don Robert Bodwell and wife Ruth Clark Bodwell (photos and biography courtesy of Toby Fritz, Prairie Villiage, Ks. Son of Sarah Jane Bodwell Fritz)

BornDiedMarried Spouse
18 Oct 18853 Oct 1964 1 Mar 1917Ruth Clark
Independence, KsKansas City, Mo Kansas City, Mob. 20 Jun 1896

Children of Don and Ruth (Clark) Bodwell

NameBirth Date Birth PlaceDeath Date Death Place
1.Sarah Jane19 Jul 1918 Kansas City, Mo
2.Theodore Judson 2 Nov 1919Kansas City, Mo 28 Mar 1982Canoga Park, Ca
3.Barbara Ruth5 Apr 1923 Kansas City, Mo
4. Martha5 Apr 1923 Kansas City, Mo5 Apr 1923 Kansas City, Mo
5.Betty Jean15 Dec 1925 Kansas City, Mo
6.Joan3 Apr 1929 Kansas City, Mo
7.Nancy Ann28 May 1933 Kansas City, Mo

Sarah Jane Bodwell Fritz, Photo courtesy of Toby Fritz, son of Sarah Jane Bodwell Fritz.

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