Rhoda Mariah Olds

8 January 1838–1 October 1895 (Age 57)
New York, United States

The Life of Rhoda Mariah

When Rhoda Mariah Olds was born on 8 January 1838, in New York, United States, her father, Orson Olds, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Renew Scoville, was 31. She married Giles L. Cook on 1 January 1859, in Hartford, Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Hartford Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Hartford, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1870. She died on 1 October 1895, at the age of 57, and was buried in Hartford, Hartford, Van Buren, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

Giles L. Cook
Rhoda Mariah Olds
Marriage: 1 January 1859
Effie E Cook
Carrie Cook

Spouse and Children

1 January 1859
Hartford, Van Buren, Michigan, United States


    Effie E Cook


    Carrie Cook


Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Renew Scoville




+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 9

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.
1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 16

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Old .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rhoda M Cooke in household of Jane E Manly, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rhoda M Cook in household of Giles L Cook, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rhoda Cook im Haushalt von Giles L Cook, „United States Census, 1880“

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