Charles E. Rhodes, jeweler, Bay City, came here in 1865 from Genesee County, Mich., and for seven years was in the employ of Mr. E. Wood, the pioneer jeweler of the place. Previous to coming here Mr. Rhodes had been a soldier in the Union Army, and served through the war, from 1861 to the close of the Rebellion, making an excellent record. In 1880 he started in business for himself and is doing a prosperous business.
Title: History of Bay County Michigan
Published: H. R. Page & Co. 1883, p. 126.