William Elwood Rhodes

31 May 1853–11 June 1931 (Age 78)
Jefferson, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of William Elwood

When William Elwood Rhodes was born on 31 May 1853, in Jefferson, Iowa, United States, his father, Ira Graves Rhodes, was 38 and his mother, Ann Emelia Botts, was 33. He married Sarah Emma Miller on 23 May 1880, in Marengo, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Walnut Township, Jefferson, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Sweet Water, Marengo, Alabama, United States in 1880. He died on 11 June 1931, in Linden, Marengo, Alabama, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Sweet Water Cemetery, Sweet Water, Marengo, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Elwood Rhodes
1853–1931
Sarah Emma Miller
1863–1901
Marriage: 23 May 1880
Roy Gustavius Rhodes
1881–1962
Charles Eugene Rhodes
1884–1963
Ira George Rhodes
1886–
Carrie Alvaretta Rhodes
1889–1891
William Miller Rhodes
1894–1904
Cecil Glenn Rhodes
1897–1900
Emma Lucille Rhodes
1900–1989

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 May 1880Marengo, Alabama, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 4
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union
    Age 8
    Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 22
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English:either a topographic name for someone who lived by ‘(the) woodland clearings’, plural form of Middle English rode (Old English rod, rodu), or a habitational name for someone who came from a place so named, principally Rhodes in Bury (Lancashire) or possibly from one of the many minor places in Yorkshire similarly named, or Rhodes Minnis (Kent). The Yorkshire name sometimes alternates with the singular form (see Rhode and Rode ). The Rh- spelling was introduced in the 16th and 17th centuries by clerks with a classical education, who associated the name with the Greek island of Rhodes, famous in ancient history and mythology. There is also no connection with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century. The surname is particularly common in Yorkshire and Lancashire but occurs with various spellings in smaller numbers widely across England.variant of Rhode , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Rhodus
    Roads
    Rod
    Roades
    Rhoades
    Rhoads
    Rhode

    Sources (14)

    • W E Rhodes, "United States Census, 1880"
    • William E Rhodes, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • W. E. Rhodes in entry for Roy Gustavus Rhodes, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

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