Rodney Earl Boda

11 August 1893–21 September 1973 (Age 80)
Leopold, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Rodney Earl

When Rodney Earl Boda was born on 11 August 1893, in Leopold, Doddridge, West Virginia, United States, his father, James H. Boda, was 22 and his mother, Minerva Adaline Doak, was 20. He married Nona Belle Hughes on 26 October 1920, in Logan, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Hale Township, Hardin, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Leesburg Township, Union, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 21 September 1973, in Kenton, Hardin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Magnetic Springs, Union, Ohio, United States.

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Rodney Earl Boda
Nona Belle Hughes
Marriage: 26 October 1920
Alice Irene Boda

Spouse and Children


    Nona Belle Hughes


26 October 1920
Logan, Ohio, United States


    Alice Irene Boda


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    Grace Belle Boda



    Edgar Boda



    Eveline Elsa Boda


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: nickname from boda ‘wedding’ (Latin vota ‘(marriage) vows’, plural of votum, from vovere ‘to vow’). The reasons for its adoption as a surname are probably anecdotal.2 Hungarian: from a derivative of Bod a personal name, believed by some to be derived from a Turkic word meaning ‘twig’, but the etymology is uncertain. In Hungary such oneelement personal names of pagan origin were given to servants, usually before the 14th and 15th centuries when Christian names became dominant.3 Hungarian: possibly from Bóda, a pet form of the personal name Boldizsár, Hungarian form of Balthazar .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rodney E Bode in household of Jame H Bode, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rodney E Boda in household of James R Boda, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Rodney E Boda in household of James H Boda, "United States Census, 1910"

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