Surname: Rhodes

Ancestors of Frederick Macy of New Bedford Massachusetts

The Macy family of New Bedford is among the oldest and most prominent families of Nantucket, the name having been identified with the business interests of New Bedford for the past seventy years. The first American ancestor of the family was Thomas Macy, clothier merchant, who came, it is said, from the county of Wilts, England, and was in Newbury, Mass., a proprietor; he was a freeman of Sept. 6, 1639. He removed to Salisbury and was town officer and deputy. He removed about 1659 from there to Chilmark; his was the first family on Nantucket island. He was...

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Portrait and Biographical Record of Seneca and Schuyler Counties, NY

In this volume will be found a record of many whose lives are worthy the imitation of coming generations. It tells how some, commencing life in poverty, by industry and economy have accumulated wealth. It tells how others, with limited advantages for securing an education, have become learned men and women, with an influence extending throughout the length and breadth of the land. It tells of men who have risen from the lower walks of life to eminence as statesmen, and whose names have become famous. It tells of those in every walk in life who have striven to...

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Biography of Cecil Rhodes

Colonist. The Rhodes family can be traced back to sturdy English yeoman stock. In the eighteenth century they had held land in North London. Cecil’s father was vicar of Bishop’s Stortford, a quiet country town in Hertfordshire on the Essex border; he was a man of mark, wealthy, liberal, and unconventional, with the rare gift of preaching ten-minute sermons which were well worth hearing. Of his eldest sons, Herbert went to Winchester, Frank to Eton; Cecil, the fifth son, born on July 5, 1853, was kept at home. He had part of his education at the local Grammar School,...

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Biography of E. J. Rhodes

E. J. RHODES. Among the reputable men of Harrison, Arkansas, who in their conduct of business matters, and the duties belonging to the various relations of life, have acquired a worthy name, is E. J. Rhodes, who, although but in the prime of life, is old in experience. The record of his life is one of interest, for it shows what can be accomplished when one possesses the determination to forge ahead, and has the wisdom to make the most of the opportunities which present themselves. He was born in Jefferson County, Iowa, March 17, 1845, the second of eight children. Ira G. and Ann E. (Botts) Rhodes, who were born in Trumbull County, Ohio, and Kentucky, respectively. He is of German descent and traces his ancestry back through his grandfather, Joseph Rhodes, to his great-grandfather, John Rhodes, who was a native of Connecticut. In 1815 the Rhodes family took up their residence in Ohio, but later were among the very first settlers of Jefferson County, Iowa, at which time that now flourishing common wealth was a Territory. Ira G. Rhodes settled on what was known as Congressional land, which he still owns. He has been a lifelong Republican, has been treasurer of Jefferson County and is very prominent in the affairs of his section. Although now eighty years of age, he is still interested in the welfare of...

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Biographical Sketch of Robert Russell Rhodes

Rhodes, Robert Russell; born, Cleveland, Dec. 17, 1845; son of Daniel and Sophia L. Russell Rhodes; educated, Cleveland public schools; married, Cleveland, Sept. 30, 1868, Kate Newell Rhodes; issue, Fannie, Sophia, and William C. Rhodes (the latter two deceased); pres. United States Coal Co., Peoples Savings Bank Co.; director Cleveland Storage Co., Great Lakes Towing Co., National Commercial Bank; member Union, Country, and Clifton...

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Rhoades, F. S. – Obituary

Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon F.S. Rhoades, age 72 years, died at his apartments in the Litch building last evening. He had made his home with his son since Sept. 1st, 1918. Wallowa County Reporter Thursday March 13,...

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Biography of Fred H. Rhodes

Fred H. Rhodes is one of the prominent lumber dealers of Southeastern Kansas, and is now mayor of Humboldt. Three generations of the Rhodes family have been represented in Kansas, and the family had lived here upwards of half a century. It had furnished capable business men, farmers, and public officials to several counties in the state. The family was established in America by one of those self-denying and fearless missionaries of the Moravian faith, who came out of Germany during the eighteenth century. This ancestor, the great-great-grandfather of Fred H. Rhodes, spelled his name John Rothe. He was a missionary among the Indians in Pennsylvania. The first of the family to come to Kansas was Mr. Rhodes’s grandfather, Jacob Rhodes, who was born in New Jersey in 1811. He moved from New Jersey to Massachusetts, afterwards to Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, and in 1869 came as a pioneer to Mound City, Kansas. He followed farming and took an active part in local affairs, serving as a member of the county board of commissioners of Linn County, and was a member of the State Board of Charity. He died at Mound City, Kansas, in 1891. He married Pauline Blinn, a native of Massachusetts, who also died in Mound City. Fred H. Rhodes, who was born at Tunkhannock in Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, May 25, 1868, is a son of J. B....

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Rhodes, Harry – Obituary

Union County, Oregon Suicide By Morphine “One More Unfortunate, Rashly Importunate.” Harry Rhodes, a man of middle age, who some time since registerd at the City Hotel as from Seattle, died on Friday evening of last week from the effects of a heavy dose of morphine, self-administered with suicidal intent. The unfortunate man had been engaged in selling a device for mending harness, and also in vending eye-glasses. His finances had run low, and to this, probably is attributable his deed of self destruction. The only explanation left was contained in this note for the hotel proprietor. “Mr. Hammock – I leave you these glasses. Maybe you can find a pair that will fit you. Try and make them believe it is heart trouble: and it is. Good-bye. H. RHODES. On Thursday morning, before the close of the breakfast hour, Mr. Hammock went to the door of Rhodes’ room to call him. Not getting an answer he decided to allow him to sleep. Rhodes’ nonappearance at 11 o’clock led Mr. Hammock to visit the room again and on this occasion could hear some unusual sound within. It was necessary to break open the door to gain entry, and then the man was found in a very low condition. Proper assistance was immediately summoned and everything possible was done to save the man from death. It is surmised that in...

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George Everett Rhodes

Sergt., Aviation, 1st Co., 4th Regt. Born in Lenoir County; son of R. E. L. and Mrs. Etta Rhodes. Entered service Jan. 5, 1916, at Kinston, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn. Transferred to Camp Sevier. Sailed for France July, 1918. Promoted to rank of Sergt. July, 1918. Enlisted in N.C. N. G. Served on Mexican Border for six months. Returned to USA July 4, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., Aug. 1,...

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Richard Lewis Rhodes

Band Corpl., 119th Inf., Hdqurs. Co., 30th Div. Born in Lenoir County; son of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. L. Rhodes. Entered service Jan. 29, 1916, at Kinston, N.C. Sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., then to the Mexican Border. Transferred to Camp Royster and Camp Sevier, 1917-1918. Sailed for France May 11, 1918. Gassed at Ypres, Belgium, Sept. 2, 1918. Returned to USA April 2, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Jackson, S. C., April 7, 1919. Enlisted in 2nd N.C. N. G. Served on the Mexican Border. Served...

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Gordon Lee Rhodes

Sgt. Inf., Co. F, 119th Reg., 30th Div. Born in Lenoir County, N.C., Aug. 2, 1893; son of R. E. L. and Etta Brinson Rhodes. Entered the service at Kinston, N.C., Jan. 29, 1916, and sent to Camp Glenn, N.C., and then transferred to Camp Stewart, Tex.; then to Camp Royster and then to Camp Sevier, S. C. Sailed for France May 5, 1918. Promoted Sgt. November, 1917. Fought in all engagements of the 30th Div. until Sept. 29, 1918. Gassed at Ypres, Belgium, Sept. 2, 1918. Killed on the Hindenburg Line, Sept. 29, 1918, and buried at Bony-Aisne. Enlisted in the 2nd N.C. N. G. and served on the Mexican border. Cited for Bravery in September,...

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Rhodes, William R. – Obituary

William R. Rhodes, a farmer in this area the last 50 years, died at Good Shepherd Hospital here Thursday [December 28, 1961] at the age of 90. Mr. Rhodes was born April 17, 1891, in Kansas. He was a member of the Assembly of God Church. Survivors include a nephew, Ralph Moody of Pendleton; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Al Moody of Pendleton; and two nieces, Bulah Harover and Margaret Melton. Funeral notice is in today’s paper. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Rhodes, Elizabeth “Beth” Fisher Mrs. – Obituary

Elizabeth “Beth” Rhodes, 85, of Marco Island, Florida, died June 7, 2000. She was a former Haines resident, the daughter of Lena Maxwell and Callie Fisher and a graduate of Linfield College in McMinnville. She was a staff sergeant in the Women’s Army Corps during WWII. She is survived by a devoted husband, John, of 53 years; daughter Susan Rhodes of Seattle; step-daughter, Sally Rickert of Boulder, Colorado; and a brother John Fisher of Haines. John Rhodes generously donated the necessary funds to complete the cost of construction of the new wing of the Art League building in Marco Island, bequeathed in memory of his wife. The new addition will be tentatively called the “Beth Rhodes Center for Art Education,” so named for the lovely, friendly and outgoing benefactor who had such a great interest in art. She was outstanding in her quilt stitching and designs. The family requested no flowers or memorial contributions. Burial was attended by members of the immediate family. The Record Courier, Baker City, Oregon, Thurs. Sept. 21,2000 Contributed by: Belva...

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Biography of Frederic H. Rhodes

FREDERIC H. RHODES – From junior clerk to president of a large insurance concern, and owing his promotion to nothing else but inherent capacity and gifts of an exceptionally high kind coupled with energy, perseverance and tenacity in following a certain guiding line, such is in brief the career of Frederic H. Rhodes, president of the Berkshire Life Insurance Company of No. 7 North Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Frederic H. Rhodes is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he was born July 14, 1878, a son of Robert M. and Mary S. (Witherspoon) Rhodes. He received his education in the public schools of his native town, and in the Pittsfield Business College. After leaving school he started to work for the Berkshire Life Insurance Company on December 19, 1892, as a junior clerk, and in 1905 was promoted to the rank of manager of an office. In 1910 he again received a promotion to the post of general agent for the company in New York and New Jersey, where he continued until August, 1923, when he went to Pittsfield, Massachusetts, as vice-president of the concern, and was elected president January 21, 1925. In politics Mr. Rhodes is a member of the Republican party, and in religion a member of the Congregational Church. His fraternal and other associations include membership in the Pittsfield Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons; the Ancient Accepted...

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