Arthur William (Pedersen) Rodman

12 October 1899–20 February 1979 (Age 79)
Mandan, Morton, North Dakota, United States

The Life of Arthur William

Arthur William (Pedersen) Rodman was born on 12 October 1899, in Mandan, Morton, North Dakota, United States as the son of Peder K Pedersen and Grandmother Unknown. He married Rachel Elvira Lee on 25 August 1924, in Bell, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Morton, North Dakota, United States in 1915. He died on 20 February 1979, in Harbor City, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur William (Pedersen) Rodman
Rachel Elvira Lee
Marriage: 25 August 1924
Thomas Arthur Rodman
William John Rodman
Patricia Elvira Rodman
Robert James Rodman

Spouse and Children

25 August 1924
Bell, Los Angeles, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Peder K Pedersen


    Grandmother Unknown




World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 21

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from Peter .

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

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Story Highlight

My Dad's Biological Father

My dad, Arthur William Rodman, (his adopted name), was born close to or on the 12th day of October 1899. The story as I heard it from my mom and dad growing up, was that dad was left in a shoe-box on …

Sources (3)

  • Arthur Rodman, "North Dakota Census, 1915"
  • Art Rod* in household of Tom Rod*, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur W Rodman in household of Tom R Rodman, "United States Census, 1910"

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