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From the book entitled: The Biographical directory of the railway officials of America
Publisher: Railway Age Pub. Co., 1901

Charles S. Rhoads,  Superintendent Telegraph and Signais Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry. Office Indianapolis, Ind. Born Oct. 28, 1854, near Cincinnati, Ohio. Entered railway service 1874, since which he has been consecutively 1874 to 1880, telegraph operator Cleveland Cincinnati Chicago & St. Louis Ry at Dayton. Ohio; Jan. 1. 1880 to Nov. 15, 1883, "trick" dispatcher Cincinnati division same road; Nov. 1, 1883 to July 1, 1889, chief dispatcher same division same road; July 1. 1889 to Jan. 1. 1892, trainmaster same division; Jan. 1, 1892 to date, superintendent telegraph and signais same road.