From: History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Dr. O. A. Rhodes, capable physician and surgeon of Salem, is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born at West Sunbury, Pa., Nov. 11, 1861, the son of Albert b: and Phenamy Rhodes.
Albert b: Rhodes, deceased, was a native of Williamsburg, Pa., and the son of Peter Rhodes, also of Pennsylvania. Albert b: Rhodes was a merchant during his life, the greater part of which was spent at West Sunbury, Pa. He was a hardware merchant. Mr. Rhodes died in 1912 and is buried at Grove City, Pa. He was an organizer of the Concord Savings Bank and the owner of the Home Hardware Company. His wife died in 1907. To Mr. and Mrs. Rhodes the following children were born: Norman A., deceased; O. A., the subject of this sketch; Nettie, died at the age of 21 years; and Hattie Christie, deceased.
Dr. O. A. Rhodes attended the public schools of Pennsylvania and West Sunbury Academy. He studied medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Baltimore, Md., and received his degree in 1883. He practiced his profession at West Sunbury, Pa., later at Washingtonville, Ohio, Leetonia, before locating at Salem.
In 1883 Doctor Rhodes was married to Miss Belinda Campbell, of Lawrence County, Pa., who died in 1893. Two years later he was married to Miss Mary J. Jennings, of Cleveland, the daughter of Geo. Jennings. They have a son, Phillip, born in 1898. He married Miss Ann Thomas and they have a son, Thomas Albert. They reside in Salem.
In politics Doctor Rhodes is identified with the Republican party. He is a substantial citizen and stands high in his profession.