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From: History of the Upper Ohio Valley: With Historical Account of Columbiana County, Ohio. A Statement of the Resources, Industrial Growth and Commercial Advantages. Family History and Biography

By Gibson Lamb Cranmer, Brant & Fuller

Published by Brant & Fuller, 1891

Frank De Rhodes is one of seven (one still born) children born to John and Mary A. (Fisher) De Rhodes, the others being: David, Elizabeth, Martin, who died in the service of his country during the war of the Rebellion; Samuel F. and William. Martin De Rhodes, the grandfather of these children, came from Hagerstown, Md., to Fairfield township, at an early date, and later he removed to Hancock county, where he was also a pioneer farmer. John was the eldest child. He was a carpenter and cabinet-maker by trade. He also left his native town and removed to Salem township, where he died. Frank, the principal of this mention, was reared in Salem township, receiving his education in the common schools. Following in the footsteps of his father, he learned the carpenter's trade, and worked at it for five years. In 1865 he entered the drug business, locating in Salem township, and in 1876 removed to Salem, where he has since resided, and conducted a large and growing drug store. His establishment is one of the best in the county, and has gained a reputation for reliability and fair dealing. Mr. De Rhodes married Julia A. Baird, in 1872; they have two children, Mabel and William A. Mrs. De Rhodes is a daughter of John and Ellen Baird, of Sharpsburg, Penn. Mr. De Rhodes is a member of the I. O. O. F., and is a firm supporter of the republican party's policy.