Willis Earl Bodwell (1855-1918)

Son of: Elliott 1832

Well Known New Haven Road Engineer was struck by pole while leaning out of his cab window- Was with the road 38 years. Nov. 22, 1916. Willis Bodwell, R. R. engineer of 74 Atwater St. received a scalp wound as his train was passing through West Haven at 12: 30 yesterday afternoon. He was leaning out of the side window of the engine and his head came into contact with a bridge abutment with considerable force. He was able to continue at work until New Rochelle was reached, where he was sent to the hospital. Later he was sent home.(and died as a result of it.). Walter Jones, grand-son of Jeanie Marion Bodwell-Miller.

BornDiedMarried Spouse
25 Aug 185515 Feb 1918 25 May 1875Jennie Evelyn Dart
Collinsville, CtWest Haven, Ct Hartford, Ctb. 3 Nov 1857

Children of Willis and Evelyn (Dart) Bodwell

NameBirth Date Birth PlaceDeath Date Death Place
1.Florence Louise17 Apr 1876 Hartford, Ct7 Feb 1941 Montowese, Ct
2.Blanche May7 Feb 1878 Hartford, Ct28 Sep 1878 Hartford, Ct
3.Gertrude Frances2 Mar 1879 Hartford, Ct3 May 1961 Wallaston, Ma
4. Jennie Marion13 Jul 1880 Hartford, Ct23 Nov 1961 Wallingford, Ct
5.Willis Elliot 17 Jan 1882New Haven, Ct 19 Mar 1947Wallingford, Ct
6.Jonathon Herbert 17 Oct 1883New Haven, Ct 29 Dec 1965Wallingford, Ct
7.Maude Evelyn14 Aug 1885 New Haven, Ct23 Nov 1975 Shrewsbury, Ma
8. Benjamin Dart 12 Apr 1893New Haven, Ct 15 Feb 1956New Haven, Ct


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