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The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments (New York: American Bible Society, 1847)  [Jones Memorial Library, Lynchburg, VA, File No. FF3345]


Jacob M. Rhodes, aged 24 years and Lois L. Robbins aged 23 years married Aug 30th AD 1868

Jacob M. Rhodes aged 43 years and Laura O. Smith aged 20 years married February 3rd AD 1887

Laura O. Smith born November 4th AD 1866 Defiance Ohio


Jacob M. Rhodes born Sept 30th AD 1843 Louderville Ohio 

Lois L. Robbins born December 24th AD 1845 Franklin, Washington Co., Pa.

William Henry Rhodes born Oct. 23rd AD 1870, Ransom, Hillsdale Co. Mich.

Ella May Rhodes born Feb. 16 AD 1875 Boardman, Kalkaska Co. Mich.

Dorris Edward Rhodes born November 13th AD 1876 Boardman, Kalkaska Co Mich.  Died Dec 23 1955 Carmen Okla

Elton J. Rhodes born April 27th AD 1878 Boardman Kalkaska Co. Michigan. Died Dec 20 1952 Stuart Florida

Etta Gertrude Rhodes born July 29th AD 1885 Boardman Kalkaska Co. Michigan

Inza Mann Rhodes born August 19 AD 1892 Denver Colorado

Lynn Morgan Rhodes and Glenn Arthur Rhodes born July 31st 1902 Denver Colorado


Merle Joseph Nelson Born March 2, 1884 Woonsockett, Sanborn Co., S. Dakota

Merle Nelson died Sept 2 1955 at Slaton Texas age 71 yrs 6 mo.

Ella May Rhodes died March 20th 1875 age one month three days

Lois L. Rhodes died July 30 1886 aged forty years seven months and six days

Lynn Morgan Rhodes died May 11th 1913 age 10 years 9 month 11 days

Jacob M. Rhodes died December 31st 1933 aged 90 years 3 months 1 day

Laura O. Rhodes died July 2nd 1945 aged 78 years 7 months 28 days

Glenn Arthur Rhodes died January 22, 1969 age 66 yrs 5 mos 22 days

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Catherine Rhoades was born in Perin, Pa., June 15, 1829 and died Sept. 4, 1921.  She was married to James Baker, April 12, 1853.  To this union were born four children, three of whom died in infancy.  Her husband preceded her Jan. 28, 1909.  One daughter, Mrs. Jasper Simonds was left to care for her in her old age.  Her eye sight failing her about five years ago, she had to give up her home in Amboy and go to her daughter in Hillsdale, where she was cared for until death came and relieved her from suffering.  Besides the daughter, there are two grandsons, Martin Simonds and Harry Simonds; and three great grandsons, Paul Robert and Richard and two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Snyder of Cambria, Mich. and Mrs. Mary Ann Baker of Pioneer, Ohio, and one brother, Jacob Rhoades of Wellington, Kansas.  Services were held at the Amboy Baptist church conducted by Rev. H. M. Ford of Hillsdale.  Interment was by the side of her husband and children in the Baker cemetery.

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Mary Ann, daughter of Jacob and Catherine Rhoads, was born in Richland County, Ohio, October 2, 1837.  Her parents moved to Amboy, Mich., when she was a small girl.   In 1850, she was united in marriage to John W. Baker and to this union was born three sons: John and Herbert, of Pioneer and Howard of Toledo.  Her companion preceded her in death in 1910.  She has been an invalid the past fifteen years, but she bore her sufferings bravely.  She was a mother in every sense of the word - none better.  She was a true christian, spending lots of her time in secret prayer to her God and Master.  She departed from this world, Mar. 25, 1922, at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 23 days.  She leaves to mourn their loss one brother, one sister, and three sons.

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Funeral services for John P. Smith, who passed away at his home in Greenwood township last Friday, were held at the Muche undertaking parlor in Manton Sunday, March 2 at two o'clock.  Rev. Wm. H. Gray officiated.  Interment was made in the Kingsley cemetery.  John Preston Smith was born in Defiance, Ohio, on August 3, 1864 and departed this life Feb. 28 1930 at the age of 65 years, 6 months and 28 days. When he was 8 years old he moved with his parents to Walton Junction, later moving to Fife Lake, where he spent his boyhood days.  He was united in marriage to Miss Matilda Catherine Wolf of Summit City.  To this union were born 9 children, two of which preceded him in death.  He leaves to mourn, his wife and seven children: Mrs. Anson Nelson, Mrs. Jessie Duncan, Mrs. Grace Olmstead all of Cadillac, Mrs. Laura Acanlon and Mrs. Fern Casey of Flint, and Mary and Royce Smith who live at home.  Also 14 grand children, two great grandchildren; one brother S. K. Smith of Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Rhodes of Slaton, Texas and Chloe Sproull of Columbus, Ohio.

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 Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church Wednesday, July 4th at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Laura Rhodes, who died at her home last Monday, July 2nd.   Mrs. Rhodes had been a resident of Slaton since 1928 coming here with her husband from Wellington, Kansas.  While Mrs. Rhodes had been in ill health for more than a year, she had been improving and her death came suddenly.  She was born at Fort Defiance, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1866 and she had a long and active life.  As a member of the Methodist Church she took part in church work here and in the other communities in which she lived.  She was a member of the Civic and Culture Club of Slaton and until her illness she taught Sunday School at the First Methodist Church.  Because of her good work and her strong personality and ability to make friends, Mrs. Rhodes was well beloved in Slaton and where ever she went.  Burial will take place in Wellington, Kansas, today.  She is survived by four sons, M. J. Nelson, Slaton, C. A. Rhodes, El Paso, W. H. Rhodes, Corona, Calif., and D. F. Rhodes, Carmen, Okla., and two daughters, Mrs Inzamun Heston, Tres Piedras, N.M., and Etta R. Smith, New Orleans, La.  All of her children were present at the funeral except Mrs. Smith.  

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