Verne Elwood Bodwell (1913-1995)

Son of: Alpheus 1888

Born in Bridgewater, Ma Verne graduated from Bridgewater schools and received a bachelor of science degree in 1937 and a master's degree in education in 1950 from Bridgewater State Teacher's College. He continued his studies as Colby College and received a masters of science in 1964. From 1937 to 1941 Verne taught at Kennebunk High School.

During World War II, he was a Navy aviation chief radioman and after the war was a well-known amateur radio enthusiast when he resided at Great Hill, Kennebunk Beach.

In 1945, he resumed teaching at Kennebunk High School, teaching chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics. He was football coach for several years and an advisor to the Ham Radio Club for many years. He was one of the first athletic directors and was assistant principal retiring in 1973.

He was a member of American Radio Relay League for more than 65 years, of the Odd Fellows' Mousam Lodge, the York Masonic Lodge of West Kennebunk and Cape Arundel Power Squadron.

For the past 18 years, he lived in the Englewood, Florida area during the winter months. Burial was in Laurel Hill, Saco, Me.

Portland Press Herald, December 22, 1995, p. 9B.

BornDiedMarried Spouse
26 Dec 191319 Dec 1995 Sep 1939Marietta Alberta Snow
Bridgewater, MaVenice, Fla. Ogunquit, Meb. 12 Feb 1911
Sep 1974 Dorothy Eden Andrews
b. 24 Dec 1921

Children of Verne and Marietta (Snow) Bodwell

NameBirth Date Birth PlaceDeath Date Death Place
1.Verne Elwood, Jr 30 Mar 1945Providence, Ri
2.Dale Harris 11 Apr 1949Biddeford, Me


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