Friday, December 16, 2016

Pvt. Henry J. Rhodes

Pvt. Henry J. Rhodes

       From Family Trees / Clemints - Davis
Name - Henry Jerome Rhodes
Born - Feb. 22, 1847
Died - June 1, 1918 in Elgin, Kane Co., Ill.
Spouses Name - Emma Rhodes

       From the 1850 Census
Name - Henry Rhodes
Aged - 2 Years
Birth Place - Illinois
Home in 1850 - Roscoe, Winnebago Co., Ill.

       From the U.S. Naval Enlistment Rendezvous
Name - Henry J. Rhodes
Enlistment Date - Nov. 1863
Enlistment Place - Chicago, Ill.
Aged - 16 Years
Born - 1847
Birth Place - Winnebago, Ill.
Complexion - Dark
Record Source - Weekly Return of Enlistments at Naval Rendezvous Jan. 6, 1855 -Aug. 8, 1891

       From the Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois
Soldier - Pvt. Henry J. Rhodes
Co. G       153d Ill. Vol. Inft.
Enlisted - Feb. 14, 1865
Mustered In - Feb. 14, 1865
Remarks - Mustered Out Sept. 21, 1865

       From the Database of Illinois Veterans Index
Soldier - Pvt. Henry J. Rhodes
Unit -
Co. G       153rd Ill. Inft.
Height - 5' 7"
Hair - Brown
Eyes- Gray
Complexion - Fair
Occupation - Laborer
Birth Place- Illinois
Service Entry Age - 18 Years
Service Entry Date - Feb. 14, 1865
Service Entry Place - Marengo, Ill.
Joined by Whom - Capt. Coon
Period - 1 Year
Muster In Date - Feb. 14, 1865
Muster In Place - Marengo, Ill.
Muster Out Date - Sept. 21, 1865
Muster Out Place - Memphis, Tenn.
Mustered Out by Whom - Lt. Brown
Residence - Howard, Winnebago Co., Ill.
Record Source- Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls

       From the 1880 Census
Name- Henry J. Rhodes
Aged - 33 Years
Birth Place - Illijois
Home in 1880 - Durand, Winnebago Co., Ill.
Race - White
Occupation - Barber
Spouses Name - Emma Rhodes
Spouses Age - 32 Years

       From the 1900 Census
Name - Henry J. Rhodes
Aged - 53 Years
Birth Place - Illinois
Home in 1900 - 1st Ward, Stroughton, Dane Co., Wisc.
Race - White
Marriage Year - 1870
Spouses Name - Emma Rhodes
Spouses Age - 52 Years

       From the 1910 Census
Name - Henry J. Rhodes
Aged - 63 Years
Birth Place - Illinois
Home in 1910 - 4th Ward, Stoughton, Dane Co., Wisc.
Address - 407 W. Washington avenue
Race - White
Occupation - Life Insurance
Spouses Name - Emma J. Rhodes
Spouses Age - 62 Years

       From the Aug. 3, 1916 issue of The Elgin Daily Courier
     Henry J. Rhodes, 71 Grove avenue, veteran sailor of the Civil war, and Elgin insurance agent, escaped serious injury and probably death this morning when in attempting to run across Grove avenue near DuPage street to see more of an automobile accident, he slipped in the middle of the car tracks.
     The street car bore down on the old sailor and it seemed to bystanders that the man would be struck.   Just before the car reached the spot, Mr. Rhodes managed to clear himself of the tracks.

       From the Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index
Name - Henry Jerome Rhodes
Birth Date - Feb. 22, 1847
Birth Place - Winnebago Co., Ill.
Died - June 1, 1918
Place of Death - Elgin, Kane Co., Ill.
Burial Place - Stroughton, Wisc.
Aged - 72 Years
Occupation -Insurance Agent
Race - White
Marital Status - M

       From the June 1, 1918 issue of The Elgin Daily Courier
"Sailor" Rhodes Civil War Hero Succumbs Here
     "Sailor" Rhodes, veteran of the Civil War who escaped death when the U, S. S Paw Paw was blown up, died at his home at 72 Grove avenue at 3:45 o'[clock this morning.
     On account of his illness the old sailor was unable to march in this years Memorial Day parade, wearing the uniform of his Civil War days.   His presence was missed by many.
     Henry J. Rhodes was born at Lacpa, Ill., Feb. 22, 1847.
     When but fourteen years old, he enlisted in the army but was discharged upon the request of his mother after serving a short time.   Not deterred, the youth enlisted in the navy and served thru the entire war, covering himself with glory.
     Fond du Lac, Wis., was the scene of his enlistment.
     He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Mrs. Lillian Miller, of Ludington, Mich., Mrs. Delia Berner and Mrs. Leah Demmin of this city and Mrs. Nellie Fish of Chicago.   Six grandchildren also survive.
     Funeral services will be held in Stoughton, Wis., Tuesday afternoon.   Those wishing to view the remains, may do so at the home on Grove avenue Sunday afternoon.
     The deceased was a member of the Grand Army Post at Madison, Wis., Odd Fellows and the Woodman Lodge at Stoughton, Stoughton papers pleas copy.

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