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From: Our county and its people A descriptive and biographical history of Bristol County, Massachusetts
By: Prepaired and published under the auspices of The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
Published: The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

George Holbrook Rhodes, was born in Taunton, August 11, 1848, a son of Marcus Morton and Rowena A. (Williams) Rhodes. He received his early education in the public schools and was graduated from the High School in 1866. He then went to work for his father and in 1871 became a partner in the firm, and at present is treasurer of the M. M. Rhodes & Sons Co. Mr. Rhodes has been in the city government and served ten consecutive years in the Council, the last four being president of the board. He is a Mason of high standing, receiving his thirty third degree September 21, 1897; he is a member of Charles H. Titus Lodge, also one of the trustees of the Masonic Education and Charity Trust of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, being elected in December, 1895, to serve eight years. September 10, 1874, Mr. Rhodes married Louisa L., daughter of C. J. H. Bassett of Taunton, and they have three children: Helen H., Nancy b: and Marcus A.