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Bradford Carl Rhodes

Male 1919 - 2009  (90 years)


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  • Name Bradford Carl Rhodes 
    Born 4 Apr 1919  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 3 Oct 2009  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

      Name: Bradford C Rhodes
      Birth Year: 1919
      Race: White, citizen
      Nativity State or Country: West Virginia
      State: West Virginia
      County or City: Jackson
      Enlistment Date: 12 Sep 1942
      Enlistment State: Virginia
      Enlistment City: Huntington West
      Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
      Grade Code: Private
      Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
      Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
      Source: Civil Life
      Education: Grammar school
      Civil Occupation: Automobile Serviceman
      Marital Status: Single, without dependents
      Height: 66
      Weight: 134

      The Jackson Herald

      Friday, Sept. 22, 1944
      [Transcribed by Betty McIntyre]
      Two soldiers, S/Sgt. Bradford C. Rhodes, and Pvt. Paul E. Fischer, are returning home after serving in the Mediterranean theatre of war for some time. Rhodes lives at Belgrove and saw seven months of service overseas. Fischer lives at Sandyville and has been on the Italian front for six months.

      Bradford Carl Rhodes
      Bradford Carl Rhodes, 90, of Ripley passed away Saturday, October 3, 2009, at Jackson General Hospital.
      He was born April 4, 1919, in Belgrove, a son to the late Thomas and Mary Casto Rhodes. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a construction worker and farmer and was a member of the West Ripley Baptist Church.
      In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Mary Jones Rhodes.
      He is survived by his son, Mark Rhodes (Jeanie) of Evadale, TX; daughters, Brenda Simmons (David) of Ripley, and Lois Traylor (Stan) of Wheeling; grandchildren, Miranda, Jacob, Charles, Lucianna, and William Rhodes, Davida Drake, Katrina Meadows, Cody Simmons, Brittany Simmons, Lucus Simmons, Jeremy Traylor, Gene Traylor, and Rachelle Campbell; great-grandchildren, Olivia Drake, Maxwell Meadows, Elijah and Brody Campbell, Lilly and Ana Traylor; brothers, Eugene Rhodes, and Ronald Rhodes; sister, Hazel Raines; along with many other loving friends and family.
      Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, October 7, 2009, at Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley, with Pastor Jack Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 6, 2009, at the funeral home
    Person ID I635  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2009 

    Father Thomas Carr "Tommy" Rhodes,   b. 18 Aug 1895, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1977  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Mary Vienna Casto,   b. 26 Feb 1896, Plum Orchard, Jackson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1958, Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1917  Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 

    • Marriage Record
      Date: 4/8/1917 at John Casto's
      Place: Jackson, West Virginia, United States
      T C Rhodes, 21, Jackson Co, Jackson Co
      Vienna Casto, 21, Jackson Co, Jackson Co
      Married on Easter Sunday

      1920 Washington, Jackson, WV
      Rhodes, Thomas, 24 WV WV WV
      Vienna, 23 WV WV WV
      Carl B, 9/12 WV WV WV

      1930 Belgrove, Washington, Jackson, WV # 106
      Rhodes, Thomas 34 m age 22 WV WV WV
      Vienna 34 m age 22 WV WV WV
      Bradford son 10 WV WV WV
      Hazel dau 7 WV WV WV
      Ronald son 4.10 WV WV WV

      1940 ED 18-14 Belgrove, Washington, Jackson, WV p4A
      #52 owns $400, farm
      Rhodes, Thomas 44 m WV 1935: lived same house
      Vienna 44 m WV 1935: lived same house
      Bradford son 21 s WV 1935: lived same house
      Hazel da 17 WV 1935: lived same house
      Ronald son 14 WV 1935: lived same house
      Eugene son 8 WV 1935: lived same house

      Buried Casto Cemetery, Belgrove, Jackson Co, WV
    Family ID F107  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Catherine Jones,   b. 15 Apr 1929,   d. 28 Aug 1999, Jackson County, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 13 May 1949 
    Children 
    +1. Brenda Kay Rhodes
    +2. Lois June Rhodes
     3. Larry Mark Rhodes
    Family ID F762  Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Birth Records, Jackson Co, WV.

    2. [S21] Obit.

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

    4. [S8] Erma Casto Robie.