Walter Chester Rhoades

Brief Life History of Walter Chester

When Walter Chester Rhoades was born on 28 August 1884, in Logan, Phillips, Kansas, United States, his father, John Lemuel Rhoades, was 44 and his mother, Eliza Ann Smith, was 35. He married Olive Mae "Ollie" Gates on 28 June 1910, in Wapello, Iowa, United States. He lived in Winchester Township, Norman, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Felton Township, Clay, Minnesota, United States in 1940. He died on 11 May 1948, in Morken Township, Clay, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Ada Cemetery, Ada, Norman, Minnesota, United States.

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Walter Chester Rhoades
Bertha Leah Bradford
Marriage: 19 June 1929

Sources (15)

  • Walter Rhoads, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Walter Chester Rhoades - Government record: Military record or discharge: birth-name: Walter Chester Rhoades
  • Walter Chester Rhoades, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English (Lincolnshire): variant of Rhodes .

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

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