Rhoda Steele Keith

1897–1974 (Age 77)
Calhoun, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Rhoda Steele

When Rhoda Steele Keith was born on 7 May 1897, in Calhoun, West Virginia, United States, her father, Samuel Lewis Keith, was 36 and her mother, Samantha Ann Hacker, was 31. She married William Crawford Combs on 17 May 1914, in Calhoun, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Washington Magisterial District, Calhoun, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Tinicum Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 13 September 1974, in Florida, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Rhoda Steele Keith
William Crawford Combs
Marriage: 17 May 1914
Bruce Combs
Lois Combs

Spouse & Children

17 May 1914
Calhoun, West Virginia, United States


  • Bruce Combs


  • Lois Combs


Parents & Siblings



  • Rebecca Keith


  • Male1886–1956Male

  • Davie P. Keith


  • Female1887–1969Female

  • Bertha Caroline Keith


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 1

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 21

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Keith in East Lothian. In the 17th century numerous bearers of this name settled in Ulster.2 German: nickname from Middle High German kīt ‘sprout’, ‘offspring’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Rhoda Coombs in household of William Coombs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rhoda Combs in household of William Combs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rhoda Combs in household of William C Combs, "United States Census, 1920"

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