Edwin Bodily Sr.

12 December 1851–24 March 1923 (Age 71)
Port Elizabeth, Nelson Mandela Bay, Eastern Cape, South Africa

The Life Summary of Edwin

When Edwin Bodily Sr. was born on 12 December 1851, in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa, his father, Robert Bodily Sr., was 35 and his mother, Jane Pittam, was 35. He married Matilda Roberts on 25 January 1875, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1860 and lived in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 24 March 1923, in Fairview, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Fairview, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Bodily Sr.
Matilda Roberts
Marriage: 25 January 1875
Henry James Bodily
Effie Bodily
Edwin Bodily Jr
Levi Bodily
Robert Bodily
Christopher R Bodily
Harriet Matilda Bodily
Robenia Vida Bodily
Wilford Bodily
Emma Bodily
Lynn Roberts Bodily
Delbert Thomas Bodily
Myrl LeRoy Bodily

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 January 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Sand River Convention. Britain recognizes Transvaal as the independent Afrikaner South African Republic.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 5
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 19
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English (Northamptonshire): perhaps a variant of Baddeley .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight

    The Bodilys were Pioneers

    The Bodilys were Pioneers of the WILLIAM BUDGE COMPANY, DEPARTURE 20 July 1860, ARRIVAL 5 October 1860, NUMBER IN COMPANY 432, CAPTAIN William Budge 400 individuals and 55 wagons were in the company …

    Sources (56)

    • Edward Bodley in household of Robt Bodley, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Edwin Bodily in entry for Myrl L Bodily and Lula Jamison, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Edwin Bodily in entry for Henry James Bodily, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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