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This is the family of William Ira Bodine. He was the son of George Washington Bodine and Clarisa Williams. His birthdate was 10-16-1869, Genesee Co., MI. He died on 12-3-1950 in Springfield. He was a refrigeration engineer and invented an ammonia injection method that revolutionized refrigeration. He was the owner of Bodine Ice Co. in Springfield, MO. He was married to Mary Maybell Matlock on 5-12-1891. They had 7 children. My thanks to Lois (Bodine) VanEtten for the picture below. She is pictured in the top row, the second from the right.

William Ira Bodine and Family

Top row (L to R) : William Ira Bodine (son of George Washington Bodine), Mary Maybell Matlock - Bodine ("Mamie"), Lillian Lewis-Bodine (wife of John Bodine), Orlena Mae Bodine (Perry Bodine's daughter), Edna Bateman - Bodine (Earl Bodine's wife), Lois Grace Bodine (Perry Bodine's daughter), Grace Peltz- Bodine (Perry Bodine's wife).

Middle row (L to R) : Robert Harvey Bodine, Jimmie Bodine, Perry Milton Bodine, William Earl ("Pete") Bodine, John L. Bodine (all sons of W. I. and Mamie Bodine).

Bottom row (L to R): William Joseph Bodine (Perry Bodine's son), Keith Milton Bodine (Perry Bodine's son), Phyllis Marie Bodine (Perry Bodine's daughter), Helen (John Bodine's daughter), Marjorie ("Pete" Bodine's daughter).

Picture was taken at 1017 Rogers St. Springfield, MO (W.I. Bodine home) about 1927 or 1928.

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