Oliver P. Bodwell was the son of Enoch Bodwell and Elizabeth Bell. He was born 16 Aug 1830 in Lodi Twp, Athens Co, Ohio and married Clarissa Frost on 8 April 1856 in [Athens], Athens County, Ohio. Her picture is elsewhere on this site, entitled "Clarissa (Frost) Bodwell With Three Of Her Grandchildren." Oliver and Clarissa had six children: Anna Eliza, Orlinda Elizabeth, George Washington, Marion Elisha, Sarah Idella, and Joseph Oliver Bodwell. Oliver died of cancer on 21 Aug 1884.
at [Athens],, Athens County, Ohio