Businesses

Here’s a list of businesses that once existed in Bodie. This list has been gathered from the various books about Bodie as well as newspapers of the times. If you have more information about any of these that you’d care to share, please contact us.

Name
Notes
More Info
Joe Beck
Lester B. Bell
Jno. L. Berry, M.D.Had an office and drug store. Formerly of Bellevue Hospital, NY.
W. S. BodeyW. could have stood for Wakeman, Waterman, or William.
Harvey Boone
Dr. Frank L. Bosqui
Warren Boyd
Amasa Bryan
Wilson ButlerFirst resident blacksmith
Ben Butler
James Stuart CainBusinessman, owned many businesses In Bodie.http://www.Bodie.com/history/people/james-stuart-cain
Father Cassin
H. L. Childs
E. R. Cleveland
M.J. Cody
J. L. Colman
Bob Conway
Ed CoxSeriously injured in explosion
Coyle
J. Emit Dechambeau
William Deegan
Joseph DeRoche
Cordelia Hays Dolanhttp://www.Bodie.com/history/cemetery/cordelia-hays-dolan
Felix Donnelly
Charlie Donnelly
Peter EssingtonAt one time, owned the Bunker Hill claim.
Joe FarnsworthNigh watchman in 1880
Richard Reynolds Fouke
Robert Phillip Fouke
Annie C. Fouke
Nathan H. Gregory
Theodore Hoover
Mildred Hoover
Daniel HornerFirst child born in Bodie.
Charlie Jardine
Eli Johl
Lottie Johl
"Pioche" Kelley
J. W. Kingsley
Thomas LeggettSuperintendent of the Standard Company.
T. H. Leggett
Harry Lewis
Lewis LockbergAt one time, owned the Bunker Hill claim.
William Loose
Ed Loose
Warren Loose
Joe Maquire
Ernest Marks
Rosa May
Mike McGowan‘Bad Man’, came from Virginia City. Would bite off ears, noses, thumbs.
Dan McMillanOne-armed sheriff and manager of the Bodie baseball team.
A. E. McMillanSecretary of the Bodie Miners’ Union in 1885.
Tom Miller
Ben Miller
Belle MooreBodie’s first school teacher.
Muirhead
Alex NixonElected as first President of the Miners’ Union, Jan. 15, 1878. Shot and killed in a saloon gun fight.
Billy O'HaraEmpire Gold and Silver Mining Company caretaker.
Dick O'MalleyNigh watchman in 1880
H. Z. Osborne
Frank Owen
William T. Owens
James B. PerryLate Supervisor of Mono Co.
R. L. PetersonJustice of the Peace, Notary Public, Conveyancer, office in the Rosedale Saloon
R. G. PreshawOffice over Salisbury & Richardson’s Boot and Shoe store
John PryorElected as first Vice President of the Miners’ Union, Jan. 15, 1878.
Frank F. QuinvilleBlacksmith for the Standard Consolidated Mine and
A. C. Raymond
Patrick Reddyhttp://www.Bodie.com/history/people/pat-reddy
Gus RenaudKilled in 1884 in the Syndicate mine powder explosion
Jack RobertsNigh watchman in 1880
H. D. RobertsonOffice at the Bodie Hotel
A. C. Robinson
Dr. M. J. RoeOffice opposite Shannon’s, one door north of Cluggage’s stage office, Main St.
Joe Rouse
Charles Rudin
M. Schafer
James ShowersElected as first Treasurer of the Miners’ Union, Jan. 15, 1878.
Thomas Smithen
George Storey
John A. Street, Dr.
Black TaylorOne of Bodey’s buddies.
Johnny Treloar
John WagnerTook over the Gem Eating House and renamed it to the Bon Ton Eating House in 1880.
Dr. Walker
C. R. Wedertz
J. J. WelchBought The Tower Restaurant in March 1879 and renamed it to the Nevada Restaurant and Chop House.
Frank McDonellhttp://www.Bodie.com/history/people/frank-mcdonell
Robert "Bobby" Tenneson Bellhttp://www.Bodie.com/bodie/bobby-bell
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