William Henry LeRoy “Roy” Bodmer

William Henry LeRoy “Roy” Bodmer

Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, USA
Death 2 Jun 1948 (aged 60)
Rockville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row H, Lot 21 Lower, Site 4
Memorial ID 67450579 · View Source
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Captain of the Montgomery County, Maryland, Police, and commander of the Rockville Station.

William Henry LeRoy "Roy" Bodmer, was the eldest child of Carrie Melissa (née Wiles) and Jacob Bodmer, junior. He was born in Middleburg, Loudoun County, Virginia, grew up in Montgomery County, Maryland, and as a young man was a Poolesville, Maryland, businessman.

Roy Bodmer was appointed a Montgomery County deputy sheriff in 1925, and afterwards became a Montgomery County policeman and advanced through the ranks. As a sergeant, he commanded the Silver Spring Station, and was later appointed captain and commanding officer of the Rockville Station.

Roy Bodmer and Mollie M. Cubitt, both of Poolesville, Maryland, were married on 26 September 1910 in Washington, D.C. They were the parents of:

• Doris Louise Bodmer Stoner (1911-1971)
• William LeRoy Bodmer (1913-1984)
• Marjorie Gaynell Bodmer (1914-1918)
• George Jacob Bodmer (1917-1995)
• Charles Wesley Bodmer (1919-1993)
• Ray Cooke Bodmer (1921-2005)
• Mary Ann Bodmer Johnson (1924-2017)
• John Davis Bodmer (1926-1935)
• Thomas Howard Bodmer (living)


The Frederick Post, Maryland, 4 Jun 1948

Capt. Bodmer was a son of the late Jacob and Carrie Bodmer and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mollie C. Bodmer and these children: Mrs. A. W. Stoner, Washington; William Bodmer, Union Bridge; George and Howard Bodmer, Beallsville; Charles Bodmer, Bethesda; Roy C. Bodmer, Rockville; and Mrs. C. W. Johnson, Belleville, Ill.

Funeral services for Captain Roy Bodmer, of Montgomery County Police who died suddenly Wednesday night, will be held from the late home at Beallsville on Saturday afternoon at two o'clock, daylight time. Interment will be in Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville. William B. Hilton, funeral director.

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The Washington Post, 4 Jun 1948

Funeral services for Capt. Roy Bodmer, 60, commanding officer of the Rockville Police substation who died Wednesday, will be held at his Beallsville, Md., home Saturday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in the Monocacy Cemetery in Beallsville.

Captain Bodmer served on the Montgomery County police force for 28 years. He had been ill for several years but remained on duty until last Monday.


William H. Bodmer, according to a Virginia birth record, was born 13 Oct 1886.
("Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTWH-GTB : accessed 2 May 2015), Jacob Bodmer in entry for William H Bodmer, 13 Oct 1886; citing Middleburg, Loudoun, Virginia, reference p 351; FHL microfilm 2,046,949.)

Capt. Roy Bodmer, 60, Collapses and Dies; Long on County Force," The Evening Star, Washington, D.C., 3 Jun 1948, p. A24. (Survived by widow, former Mollie M. Cubitt; daughters Mrs. A. W. Stoner, Washington and Mrs. C. W. Johnson, Belleville, Illinois; sons Pvt. George Bodmer, William L. Bodmer, Union Bridge, Maryland, Charles W. Bodmer, Bethesda, Maryland, Roy C. Bodmer, Rockville, Maryland, T. Howard Bodmer, Beallsville, Maryland.)

Reviewed 1 July 2020.


NOV. 13, 1887
JUNE 2, 1948

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