From the book entitled: History of Dane County:
biographical and genealogical, Volume 1
Author: Western Historical Association
Publisher: Western Historical Association, 1906
A. A. Rhodes, (deceased), was born in Madison, Dane county, April
1862. died August 17, 1898. He was the son of James Rhodes, a butcher
by trade, and one of the early settlers of Madoson. He was educated in
the public schools of Madison and at the University of Wisconsin. After
completing; his education he went to Dakota, and was engaged for some
time as a clerk in a bank; then he returned to Wisconsin. Later he went
to Kansas and followed the occupation of farming. In 1894. he returned
to his native state, and bought the farm which Mrs. Rhodes still owns.
He was married December 19, 1889, to Miss Katie Evarts,—daughter of
Leeman and Mary (Cole) Evarts.—who was born in Capron, Boone county,
IL. Mrs. Rhodes' father was a native of Massachusetts and one of the
early settlers of Illinois. In his later life he went to Syracuse,
Nebraska, where he died. December 20, 1893. Mrs. Evarts now'resides in
Ingham, Lincoln county, Neb. She is a native of Ohio. To Mr. and Mrs.
Rhodes were born two children. Florence, born December 30. 1890, and
Alva. born August 27. 1894. both natives of Meredith, Kansas. Mr.
Rhodes was a Democrat in politics and a member of the K. of P. lodge.
he was interested in matters of public welfare and served in a number
of local offices; his wife was reared and educated in Kansas, where her
parents moved when she was four years of age.