Catherine Foster Rhoads

Brief Life History of Catherine Foster

When Catherine Foster Rhoads was born on 9 April 1832, in Edgar, Illinois, United States, her father, Thomas Foster Rhoads, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Forster, was 35. She married Jared Dixon Sheldon on 14 April 1847, in Sacramento, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Lee Judicial Township, Sacramento, California, United States for about 20 years and Natoma Township, Sacramento, California, United States in 1900. She died on 2 April 1905, in Sloughhouse, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery, Sloughhouse, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Jared Dixon Sheldon
Catherine Foster Rhoads
Marriage: 14 April 1847
William Chauncey Rhoads Sheldon
Sarah Cornelia Sheldon
Catherine Dixon Sheldon

Sources (18)

  • Catherine F Dalton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • California, U.S., County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980
  • K R Sheldon, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Baby Son Elder BIRTH 3 Jul 1849 Sacramento County, California, USA DEATH 7 Jul 1849 (aged 4 days) Sacramento County, California, USA BURIAL Sloughhouse Pioneer Cemetery Sloughhouse, Sacramento County, California, USA MEMORIAL ID 84347507 · View Source

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Rhodes .

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

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