Ethel Rhodes

18 December 1902–31 December 1993 (Age 91)
Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States

The Life of Ethel

When Ethel Rhodes was born on 18 December 1902, in Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California, United States, her father, Jess Rhodes, was 18 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Riddle, was 37. She married Earl John Sierck in May 1925, in Napa, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Yount Judicial Township, Napa, California, United States in 1930 and St. Helena Judicial Township, Napa, California, United States in 1940. She died on 31 December 1993, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Santa Rosa Memorial Park, Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Earl John Sierck
Ethel Rhodes
Marriage: May 1925
Richard Earl Sierck Sierch

Spouse and Children

May 1925
Napa, California, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Carl Albert Rhodes


    Mary Rhodes


World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 4

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 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Ethel Rhoades in household of Jesse Rhoades, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ethel Sierck in household of Earl J Sierck, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ethel Sierch in household of Earl Sierch, "United States Census, 1940"

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