Jared Eason Bodwell (1838-1914)

Son of: James 1794

J. E. BODWELL, a merchant at Pierport, (Michigan)  is a native of Canada, and went to Bear Lake in 1873, in the mercantile business. In the Fall of 1881 he came to Pierport for the Bear Lake Pier Co., and in January of the present year went into the general merchandise business. He also buys wood, bark, and ties, which he ships to Milwaukee. Mr. BODWELL has a wife and six children. He is a careful and upright business man, and a most excellent citizen. He is at the head of the Good Templar's Lodge recently organized.

-History of Manistee, Mason & Oceana Counties, Michigan. Published 1882 by H.R. Page & Co., Chicago.

The Grand Rapids City Directory of 1890 lists Jared as living at 176 Gold Street.  Boarding with him was son Delbert M. Bodwell who was listed as working as a clerk for the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway.  His brother William T Bodwell is also listed as a clerk working for the Railway but boarding at 65 Scribner Street.





 12 Oct 1838

25 Sep 1914

6 Jul 1865

Mary E. Bodwell

Dereham, Ont.

Grand Rapids, Mi

Washtenaw Co, Mi

5 Nov 1841





Children of Jared and Mary (Bodwell) Bodwell



Birth Date

Birth Place

Death Date

Death Place


William T.

1 Jun 1866

Mt. Elgin, On

7 Jul 1902

Three Rivers, Mi


Delbert M.

Mar 1869

Mt. Elgin, On

ABT 1932

St. Paul, Mn


Devere Howard

13 Mar 1870

Mt. Elgin, On

3 Jan 1929

Grand Rapids, Mi


Mary EN

5 May 1871

Mt. Elgin, On

AFT 3 Jan 1929

 Long Bch. Ca


 Cora Louise

24 Jul 1875

Bear Lake, Mi

9 Sep 1914

Muskegon, Mi


Ada Harland

5 Sep 1878

Bear Lake, MI

AFT 1930

Grand Rapids, Mi

 The Grand Rapids City Directories of 1889-90 lists both William T Bodwell and Delbert M. Bodwell as clerks with the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern Railway. 

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