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Earl Bodle
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Birth: May 25, 1895
Death: Apr. 20, 1917

From the Skidmore News, Thursday, April 26, 1917, page 1:
"Earl Bodle, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Bodle, was born in Skidmore, Mo., May 25, 1895, died April 20, 1917, aged 21 years 10 months and 25 days.

November 11, 1915, he was united in marriage to Elvira Pruitt of Elmo, Mo. To them was born one baby boy, who with his mother survive him. Also his father, mother, three brothers, Wilber and John of this place, Elzy of Clearmont, Mo., two sisters, Mrs. Dale Bagby and his twin sister, Mrs. Mearl McCoy of Skidmore, besides other relatives.

Kidder, as he was commonly called, was liked by every one who knew him. He was industrious and was succeeding in a business way. In 1914 he graduated from the high school of Skidmore, the only boy in the class of that year, and the first one of his class to go. The others of the class to which Earl belonged, with the exception of Ada Foster, who was absent from the town, and Deldee Gillilland-Boring, married and moved away, were flower bearers at the funeral. They are Eula Strickler Barrett, Nelle Jordan, Lenola Mitchell, Edna Hughes, Gladys Carr Barrett, Fannie Devers and Leora Hitchcock-Hamilton.

Though never connected with any church he attended Sunday school at the M. E. church until grown and was for a while a member of the Epworth league. Seemingly with prospects of a life of usefulness before him the end came without warning. May we remember the words of Jesus who said, 'Be ye also ready for in an hour ye think not the son of man cometh.'

Services were held at the M. E. church, south, Sunday afternoon, April 22, when the largest crowd that has gathered in Skidmore for years at like services came to pay their last respects to one for whom they cared more than they knew. Interment was made in Masonic cemetery.

Mr. Bodle, who with his brother, Elzy Bodle, ran a garage at Clearmont, had taken Hubert Garrett, teacher at the Pickering High school to Pickering from Clearmont, where he had been called by the death of his brother-in-law, Wood Forcade. He had run his Ford car just one-half mile out of Pickering on the return trip to Clearmont, when a tire blew out and the car turned turtle. The rod that supports the top of the car ran through his head crushing his skull.

Omer Strong and Joe Everhart witnessed the accident and went to the rescue of the injured man. Jim Hornbuckle drove him to Maryville later, where he was operated on by Drs. Wallis, a part of his skull being removed. He never regained consciousness.

The Yeoman lodge of Clearmont officiated at the cemetery, Mr. Bodle having transferred his membership to that chapter when he moved to Clearmont. The lodge attended in a body.

Peace be unto him. - M. Dewitt" 
Family links: 
  William Alexander Bodle (1862 - 1937)
  Cordelia Skidmore Bodle (1857 - 1937)
  Myrtle E Bodle Bagby (1882 - 1966)**
  Elgy Bodle (1887 - 1965)*
  John Roger Bodle (1889 - 1957)*
  Earl Bodle (1895 - 1917)
*Calculated relationship
Masonic Cemetery
Nodaway County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Row 10
Created by: Robin Riat
Record added: Aug 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75202432
Earl Bodle
Added by: Robin Riat
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