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

J. b: Rhodes, Superintendent Transportation Bellaire Zanesville & Cincinnati Ry. Office Zanesville, O. Born Nov. 13. 1863. at Sarahsville, O. He was educated in the common schoois at Caldwell, O. Entered railway service 1881. since which he has been consecutively 1881 to 1882, telegraph operator Cleveland & Marietta Ry; 1882 to 1883. telegraph operator, car accountant and clerk to trainmaster Cincinnati & Muskingum Valley Ry; 1883 to 1887, train dispatcher and superintendent telegraph Bellaire Zanesville & Cincinnati Ry; 1887 to 1888. clerk to superintendent Union Pacific Ry; 1888 to 188!i, operator and dispatcher Burlington & Missouri River Rd; 1889 to date, superintendent transportation Bellaire Zanesville & Cincinnati Ry.