Martha Elizabeth Rhodes

3 October 1914–13 August 1992 (Age 77)
Spencer, Roane, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Martha Elizabeth

When Martha Elizabeth Rhodes was born on 3 October 1914, in Spencer, Roane, West Virginia, United States, her father, Charles Holt Rhodes, was 41 and her mother, Irene A McKown, was 39. She married Orie William Cordray in 1946, in Roane, West Virginia, United States. She lived in Roane, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Spencer Magisterial District, Roane, West Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 13 August 1992, in Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Orie William Cordray
1914–1971
Martha Elizabeth Rhodes
1914–1992
Marriage: 1946

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1946
Roane, West Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1917

Age 3

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 21

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Rhodes in household of Charles H Rhodes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elizabeth Rhodes in household of Holt C Rhodes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Elizabeth Rhodes in household of Charles H Rhodes, "United States Census, 1920"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.