Logan County Colorado Pioneers
George S. and Selah (Duley)Rhoades, son Jacob, 9 North 49 West
After a lingering illness which he endured with the quiet patience that was his characteristic, George S. Rhoades passed away at his home at twelve o'clock, noon, today.
He was born May 5, 1851, at St. Paris, Ohio, and when he was a lad of five united with the Methodist church, of which he has since been a faithful, consistent member and whose principles he has exemplified in thought and deed for sixty-five useful years.
In O'Brien county, Iowa, he was married, June 2, 1872, to Miss Celah Duley, the devoted wife who remains to mourn his loss. Three children also survive, Mrs. Mary Hiner, of Scottsville, Jacob H. Rhoades of Fleming, Colorado and Benjamin D. Rhoades of Beloit. There is one sister, Mrs. Kate Flowers of Cleveland, Minnesota. a Mr. and Mrs. Rhoades came to Mitchell county in 1876, and lived on a farm, six miles south west of town until twelve years ago, when they came to Beloit, where Mr. Rhoades found employment and kept at work as long as his physical strength permitted, and until his health failed because of hardening of the arteries, which finally caused his death. His lodge connection was with the Knights and Ladies of Security.
The funeral services will be held at the M. E. church Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty, conducted by H. M. Templin. Interment will be in Elmwood cemetery.
Celah 1855-1929 is also buried in Mitchell County.
Death came at half past eight yesterday evening to Mrs. Celah Rhoades, long a resident of Beloit. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Hiner.
Her maiden name was Celah Duley. She was born November 28, 1855, in Harrison county, Indiana. She was married June 21, 1872, in O'Brien county, Iowa, to George S. Rhoades. They came to Beloit, Kansas, to make their home, in 1876.
Mrs. Rhoades leaves two children, Mrs. Mary Hiner, Beloit, and Benjamin D. Rhoades, Morganville. A sister, Mrs. Nora Hughes, lives in Lanton, Mo., and two brothers, George Duley and C. W. Duley, live in Beloit.
Mrs. Rhoades was a member of the Methodist church, Ladies of G.A.R. and the Security Benefit Association.
The Rev. L. R. Honderick will conduct services at the M. E. church, at a time to be determined after the arrival of relatives. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery.
Mrs. Rozetta Emeline Rhoades, 84, a resident of the Fleming and Haxtun area for many years, died Monday in a Sterling nursing home after an illness of one month.
She had lived in Sterling four years.
Funeral will be held at 1:30 p. m. Thursday from Fleming Methodist Church with Rev. Harold Sutton officiating. Burial will follow at Riverside cemetery, Sterling. Radford Funeral Home of Haxtun is in charge.
Mrs. Rhoades was born Sept. 16, 1880, in Marshall county, Iowa. She was married Nov. 17, 1898, in Kansas to Jacob Rhoades.
They moved to a farm north of Haxtun in 1908 and a few years later moved to the Fleming area. Mr. Rhoades died in 1922.
Mrs. Rhoades was a member of the Fleming Methodist church.
She is survived by five sons, George of Lakeland, Fla., Lewis of Yuma, Clarence of Helix, Ore., Lawrence of Wichita Falls, Tex., and Lloyd of Akron; four half-brothers, Charles and Arthur Hulse of Haxtun, Everett and Paul Hulse of Denver; a half-sister, Mettie Hulse of Denver, nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren—Haxtun-Fleming Herald, Wednesday, April 24, 1965
In 1930 Washington County, Lewis A. is 26, married to Clara 18, with Jacob D. 1 and Raymond G. two months. Brother Lloyd J. 16 is with them.
Lloyd J. Rhoades is a hired hand for Eugene D. Marren in 1940 Yuma County - only a few miles away.