Frank Scott Bodwell (1847-1910)

Son of: Alpheus 1819

According to the Manchester City Directory of 1890, Frank was employed as a granite dealer and contractor.

FRANK S. BODWELL On the afternoon of May 24, 1910, Frank S. Bodwell answered the summons unto that other life with remarkable fortitude. The Daily Mirror, in recording his death, says most fittingly: "

He had been ill a long time, suffering from dropsy and a heart trouble, but he bore up with wonderful fortitude, and his courage did not desert him to the last. Less than than three hours before his death, he called for a cigar and leisurely smoked it, apparently as easy in mind as ever, although he knew that the hour of dissolution was near. He was cheerful to the last, and smilingly endeavored to cheer the distressed relatives gathered about his bedside. " Mr. Bodwell was possessed of a wonderful disposition, and not one in thousands possessed the happy faculty which he enjoyed in always looking on the bright side. His nature was always sunny and cheerful, and even when suffering from pains and ills he was smiling where others would complain. He had suffered numerous accidents in which he sustained broken bones or other injuries, and had been so crippled that he was obliged to use a carriage almost exclusively in traveling about, but his misfortunes did not effect his happy nature. The more serious his ills the more inclined was he to make light of them. " Mr. Bodwell was a son of the late Alpheus Bodwell, and was born at Goffe's Falls, July 2, 1847. He was edu cated in the public schools, but early went to work with his father, and later embarked in business for himself. His life was an active one. For many years he conducted the Bodwell granite quarries in the northeast part of the city, and was widely known in the stone trade. He had represented Ward 4 in the legislature in 1891. "

His fraternal associations were in Free Masonry. He was a member of Washington Lodge, A. F. and A. M.; Mt. Horeb, Royal Arch Chapter; Adoniram Council, R. and S. M.; and Trinity Commandery, K. T., all of this city, and Aleppo Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Boston. " He leaves a wife and one son, Frank Bodwell; three brothers, the Hon. Brooks L. Bodwell and Charles H. Bodwell of this city and Dr. Fred L. Bodwell of Dover, and two sisters, Miss Emma A. Bodwell and Mrs. Sadie V. Ballou."





2 Jul 1847

24 May 1910

3 Sep 1873

Mary Melinda Baird

Manchester, Nh

Manchester, Nh

Quebec, Que

b. 20 Jan 1849

Children of Frank and Mary (Baird) Bodwell



Birth Date

Birth Place

Death Date

Death Place


Frank Willard

24 May 1881

Manchester, Nh

Jan 1966

Manchester, Nh?



29 Mar 1888

Manchester, Nh

1 May 1888

Manchester, Nh


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