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Covington, W. A., History of Colquitt County
(Atlanta, GA: Foote and Davies Co., 1937), p. 281-283.
Emanuel William Rhoden
This citizen of Colquitt County is a native of the
county, having been born here on November 16, 1885. He was educated in the
Moultrie Public Schools, having been graduated from them in 1906. His diploma
is the first ever to be issued to a male student in Colquitt County.
By profession, Mr. Rhoden is a printer, commencing work in
this profession in Moultrie in 1898. He was proprietor of the Moultrie Printing
Company in 1907, and is present proprietor of Rhoden's Stationery and Printing
Company, and has been such since 1922.
He is a Missionary Baptist and a Democrat. He was
Sergeant in Company “B” of the National Guard (“Moultrie Rifles”). He was
elected First Lieutenant, but the organization was disbanded before his
commission was received.
Mr. Rhoden was the son of Emanuel Rasberry Rhoden,
a native of the State of Georgia, and a Primitive Baptist preacher. The mother
of Mr. E. W. Rhoden was Martha Patten, a native of Berrien County, Ga.
She was the daughter of James Patten and Kizzie Drawdy.
E. W. Rhoden married Cora Lee Daniel on February
13, 1911, at that time a resident of Moultrie, Ga. She was born on August 23,
1889, in Ware County, Ga. She was graduated from Moultrie Public Schools. She
was president of the Adult Baptist Training Union of the First Baptist Church of
Moultrie, Ga. She is President of the Ladies Bible Class of the First Baptist
Church now. Her father was William James Daniel, who was born July 11,
1852, in Brooks County, Ga.; married his wife in Ware County, Ga., and died in
April, 1915, in Colquitt County. Ga. His wife, the mother-in-law of E. W.
Rhoden, was Nancy James, born July 9, 1871, in Ware County, Ga., and died
in 1914 in Colquitt County, Ga. Mr. E. W. Rhoden has been Clerk of Colquitt
County Baptist Association since 1934. He is Past Illustrious Master of the
Moultrie Council R. and S. M. (Masons). He has been High Priest of the Moultrie
Chapter Royal Arch Masons from 1935 to 1936. He has been Worthy Patron Moultrie
Chapter No. 139 Order of the Eastern Star from 1936 to 1937. Senior Warden
Moultrie Lodge No. 391 Free and Accepted Masons. Prelate in Bethlehem
Commandery Knights Templars, 1935-1937. He is Intermediate Leader, Baptist
Training Unions, Colquitt County Association of the Missionary Baptist church;
Adult Leader Sunday Schools, Colquitt County Association. He is Adult
Superintendent Sunday School, First Missionary Baptist Church, Moultrie, Ga. He
is Senior Deacon, Colquitt County Masonic Convention. He has been a member of
the Woodmen of the World for twenty years.
Children in life, being the issue of the marriage between
Emanuel William Rhoden and Cora Lee Daniel Rhoden, are as follows:
Emanuel William Rhoden, Jr., born January 10, 1911.
Martha Neta Rhoden, born June 16, 1912.
Helen Vivian (Jackie) Rhoden, born September 24,
James Lee Rhoden, born September 2, 1919.
All these children are graduates of the Moultrie High
School. The girls, Martha Neta Rhoden and Helen Vivian Rhoden, are both
graduates of the Georgia State College for Women at Milledgeville, Ga., and
are now engaged in the profession of teaching.