Merton Samuel Rhodes

6 October 1861–2 October 1933 (Age 71)
Montville Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Merton Samuel

When Merton Samuel Rhodes was born on 6 October 1861, in Montville Township, Geauga, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Rhodes, was 48 and his mother, Harriet Atwood Whitney, was 40. He married Bertha Leggett on 21 December 1890, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 2 October 1933, in his hometown, at the age of 71, and was buried in Montville Cemetery, Montville, Geauga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Merton Samuel Rhodes
Bertha Leggett
Marriage: 21 December 1890
Grace F. Rhodes
Samuel Everett Rhodes

Spouse and Children

21 December 1890
Geauga, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Horace Rhodes


    Harriet Lurena Rhodes


    Horace Alvin Rhodes



    Ida L. Rhodes


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 2

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland ( see Rode 3). This, the most common form of the name, has been influenced in spelling by the English name of the Greek island of Rhodes (Greek Rhodos), with which there is no connection. There is no connection, either, with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Morton S Rhods in household of Samuel Rhods, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Morton Rhodes, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Merton Rhodes, "United States Census, 1930"

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