West Virginia Pioneers

Herman Sylvester Rhodes

Male 1877 - 1960  (~ 82 years)


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  • Name Herman Sylvester Rhodes 
    Born Oct 1877  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Sep 1960  Randolph County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Randolph County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Birth Record
      Name: Hiram S Rhodes
      Birth Date: 1877
      Birth Place: Brush Run, Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      Sex: Male
      Mother: Nancy Rhodes
      Father: Charles Rhodes
      Reported by Charles Rhodes, father

      U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
      Name: Herman Sylvester Rhodes
      Gender: Male
      Residence Age: 65
      Birth Date: 4 Oct 1877
      Birth Place: Jackson County, West Virginia, USA
      Age: 64
      Residence Date: 1942
      Residence Place: Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, USA
      Relative: Ora A Rhodes, Elkins
      Employer: Mon. Nat Forest
      5'6 1/4" 160 lb blue eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion

      Death Record
      Name: Herman Silvester/Rhodes
      Sex: Male
      Death Date: 15 Sep 1960
      Death Place: Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia [Nella's Nursing home]
      Age at Death: 82
      Cemetery: IOOF, Elkins
      Birth Date: 10/4/1877
      Birth Place: Clay Co, WV
      Marital Status: Wid
      Occupation: Resident Wildlife Manager - WVa Conserv Comm
      Residence: rural Glady, Randolph, WV
      Mother: Mary/Cobb
      Father: John/Rhodes
      Informant: J J Rhodes, Elkins Rt 1

      U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
      Name: Herman S Rhodes
      Birth Date: 4 Oct 1877
      Birth Place: Ripley, West Virginia
      Claim Date: 21 Nov 1952
      SSN: 235304892
      Notes: 20 Nov 1952: Name listed as HERMAN S RHODES

      Herman Sylvester Rhodes
      BIRTH 4 Oct 1877
      Clay County, West Virginia, USA
      DEATH 15 Sep 1960 (aged 82)
      Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA
      BURIAL
      Elkins Memorial Gardens
      Elkins, Randolph County, West Virginia, USA
      MEMORIAL ID 113443039

      I don't know why he had a name change between 1880 and 1900 but we are pretty sure he is the same man. There is just too much confusion about who he was and where he was born and who his parents were. I think it's partly because he moved east and his parents moved around. Makes me wonder how often they saw each other or if there was a fight between some of them.
    Person ID I41131  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 21 Jul 2018 

    Father Charles B Rhodes,   b. Apr 1848, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Nancy Minerva Cobb,   b. Oct 1851, Kanawha County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married 21 Apr 1868  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 

    • 1870 Roane Co WV
      Rhodes, CB 22
      Nancy M 18

      1880 Harper, Roane, West Virginia Page 39C
      Charles RHODS Self M M W 32 WV
      Nancy M. RHODS Wife F M W 27 WV
      Richard H. RHODS Son M S W 10 WV
      James W. RHODS Son M S W 7 WV
      Sarah L. RHODS Dau F S W 5 WV
      Hyram S. RHODS Son M S W 3 WV
      William H. RHODS Son M S W 8M WV

      1900 Clay Co WV Otter Dist 8
      Rhodes, Charles B 4/1848 m 32y WVWVWV
      Nancy M 10/1851 m 32y 11-8 children
      Hiram S 10/1877
      William H 10/1879
      Charles O 3/1886
      Nancy L 5/1888

      1910 Washington Dist Jackson Co WV #148
      Rhodes, Richard H 39 M1 20y and family
      Nancy mother 60 D 11-8 children

      1910 Census 238 Roane Co WV Harper
      Cobb, Julian F. Head 38 Widower and family
      Nancy M Aunt 56 D 6-6

      Roane Co BR
      Aranon L 4/25/1869 Roane Co, Twin, Charles B & Nancy M
      Marietta 4/25/1869 Roane Co, Twin, Charles B & Nancy M
      Leona S, 3/22/1882 CB & Nancy M
    Family ID F1226  Group Sheet

    Family Ora Adella Louk,   b. 10 Apr 1882, Randolph County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1952, Barbour County, West Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1902  Randolph County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 24 Dec 1902
      Place: Randolph, West Virginia, United States
      H S Rhodes, 25; Kanawha Co, WV; Randolph Co, WV
      Ora A Louk, 21; Randolph Co, WV; Randolph Co, WV

      1910 Dry Fork, Randolph, WV
      Rhodes, Herman S 32 md 8yr WV WV WV
      Onie A wife 28 md 8 yr 4-4 children WV WV WV
      Jissie son 7 WV WV WV
      Orval son 5 WV WV WV
      Gladdis dau 3 WV WV WV
      Halcie dau 1 WV WV WV

      1920 Elizabethton, Carter, Tennessee
      Rhodes, Hermon 42 WV WV WV
      Ora wife 37 WV WV WV
      Glades dau 13 WV WV WV
      Hallie dau 11 WV WV WV
      Artie dau 9 WV WV WV
      Grant son 7 WV WV WV
      Hermon son 6 WV WV WV
      Ida dau 3 WV WV WV
      Ila dau 11/12 NC WV WV

      1930 Beverly, Randolph, West Virginia
      Rhodes, Herman S 52 WV WV WV
      Orrie A wife 47 WV WV WV
      Grant L son 17 WV WV WV
      Cecil H son 16 WV WV WV
      Ida V dau 14 WV WV WV
      Ila L dau 11 WV WV WV
      Frank W son 9 WV WV WV
      Robert R son 7 WV WV WV
      Stanely C son 5 WV WV WV

      1940 Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia
      Rhodes, Herman S 62 WV 1935: lived same place
      Ora A wife 57 WV 1935: lived same place
      Robert son 17 WV 1935: lived same place
      Stanley son 14 WV 1935: lived same place
      Varnes, Anna gdau 4 WV
    Children 
    +1. Jesse James Rhodes,   b. 15 Oct 1903, Randolph County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1990  (Age 87 years)
    +2. Orvil E Rhodes,   b. 9 Feb 1905, Randolph County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1969, Summit County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     3. Gladys B Rhodes,   b. 3 Jan 1907, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1991, Summit County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Hester Halcie Rhodes,   b. 11 Apr 1909, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1987, Volusia County, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +5. Artie Elizabeth Rhodes,   b. 20 Feb 1911, Tucker Co, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1979  (Age 68 years)
     6. Grant Louk Rhodes,   b. 16 Oct 1912, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1992, Brevard County, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     7. Cecil Herman Rhodes,   b. 10 Jan 1914, Randolph County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1997, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     8. Ida Virginia Rhodes,   b. 14 Feb 1916, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 2007, Clermont, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +9. Ila Lavane Rhodes,   b. 12 Feb 1918, Ravensford, North Carolina, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1990, Volusia, Florida, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     10. Frank W Rhodes,   b. 1920, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931  (Age 11 years)
     11. Robert Randolph Rhodes,   b. 22 Feb 1923, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1973, Harrison County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     12. Clarence Stanley Rhodes,   b. 6 Oct 1925, Randolph County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1990  (Age 64 years)
    Family ID F29734  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S518] Cen.

    2. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    3. [S479] Death records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.

    4. [S17] Marriage Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    5. [S654] Marriage Records, West Virginia Division of Culture and History.