Joseph Rhoden

10 May 1876–13 April 1953 (Age 76)
Polk, Texas, United States

The Life of Joseph

Joseph Rhoden was born on 10 May 1876, in Polk, Texas, United States as the son of George Obar Rhoden. He died on 13 April 1953, in Livingston, Polk, Texas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Dallardsville, Polk, Texas, United States.

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Joseph Rhoden
Ellen Higgins

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    Ellen Higgins


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    George Obar Rhoden




World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

1 English (West Midlands): unexplained.2 German: variant of Roden .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Rhoden in household of George O Rhoden, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joe Rhoden in household of Oscar Rhoden, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joe Rhoden, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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