Emery E Rhodes

3 June 1909–15 August 2002 (Age 93)
Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Emery E

When Emery E Rhodes was born on 3 June 1909, in Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States, his father, Christian J Rhodes, was 33 and his mother, Eliza Ann Gingerich, was 32. He married Ellen Louise Beard on 25 October 1935, in Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Sharon Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1940 and Ankeny, Polk, Iowa, United States in 2001. He died on 15 August 2002, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States.

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Emery E Rhodes
Ellen Louise Beard
Marriage: 25 October 1935
Gary Dean Rhodes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 October 1935Kalona, Washington, Iowa, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 1
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 4
    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
    1934 · The Grout Museum
    Age 25
    The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

    Name Meaning

    English:either a topographic name for someone who lived by ‘(the) woodland clearings’, plural form of Middle English rode (Old English rod, rodu), or a habitational name for someone who came from a place so named, principally Rhodes in Bury (Lancashire) or possibly from one of the many minor places in Yorkshire similarly named, or Rhodes Minnis (Kent). The Yorkshire name sometimes alternates with the singular form (see Rhode and Rode ). The Rh- spelling was introduced in the 16th and 17th centuries by clerks with a classical education, who associated the name with the Greek island of Rhodes, famous in ancient history and mythology. There is also no connection with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century. The surname is particularly common in Yorkshire and Lancashire but occurs with various spellings in smaller numbers widely across England.variant of Rhode , with post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Emery E Rhodes in entry for Gary Dean Rhodes, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"
    • Emory Rhodes, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Emra E Rhodes in household of Chriss J Rhodes, "United States Census, 1910"

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