Charles Freeman Rhodes

6 July 1895–4 February 1954 (Age 58)
Gray Court, Laurens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Charles Freeman

When Charles Freeman Rhodes was born on 6 July 1895, in Gray Court, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, William Monroe Rhodes, was 38 and his mother, Alice Coleman, was 32. He married Laura Pauline Henderson in 1920. He lived in Youngs Township, Laurens, South Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 4 February 1954, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 58.

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Charles Freeman Rhodes
Laura Pauline Henderson
Marriage: 1920

Spouse and Children


Parents and Siblings

    William Monroe Rhodes


    Alice Coleman




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 3

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.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 17

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived in a clearing in woodland ( see Rode 3). This, the most common form of the name, has been influenced in spelling by the English name of the Greek island of Rhodes (Greek Rhodos), with which there is no connection. There is no connection, either, with modern English road (Old English rād ‘riding’), which was not used to denote a thoroughfare until the 16th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Charlie Rhoads in household of William Rhoads, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles Freeman Rhodes, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"
  • Headstone image of Charles Freeman Rhodes from

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