Willis Elliott Bodwell (1882-1947)

Son of: Willis 1855

At the time of his marriage Willis was working as a machinist. Later he was a mechanic with the Buick Automobile Company in New Haven. Willis was also an actor who used the stage name "Arthur LeClair". He was a long-time member of the Mix Avenue Fire Department on Shepard Avenue in Hamden, Ct. (Information supplied by Sandy House, grand-daughter of Dorothy Bodwell Purdy.)





17 Jan 1882

19 Mar 1947

6 Oct 1908

Louise Johanna Meyer

New Haven, Ct

Guilford, Ct

New Haven, Ct

b. 29 Jun 1833

Children of Willis and Louise (Meyer) Bodwell


Birth Date

Birth Place

Death Date

Death Place


Dorothy Louise

6 Jul 1909

New Haven, Ct




Elliott Theodore Meyer

18 Aug 1911

New Haven Ct.

16 Jul 1984

Live Oak, Fl


Jean Virginia*

31 May 1914

New Haven Ct

25 Jan 1998

Glastonbury, Ct


*Jean V. Bodwell Lohr was a Hamden, Connecticut resident for many years before moving to Glastonbury in 1993. She was a member of the Salvation Army Band for many years. She was a member and former historian of the Whitneyville Congregational Church in Hamden and a member of the Connecticut Society of Genealogists. She also belonged to the Sons and Daughters of the First Settlers of Newbury, Massachusetts, and to the historical societies of Garrett County, Md. And Mineral County, West Virginia.


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