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G S Rhoads


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/9/2006 at 15:54:13

G S Rhoads, city marshal, Boone, was born March 12, 1830, in Onondago county, New York, where he resided until he was twenty years of age, when he took up his residence in Dunkirk, where he remained for two years, and then went to New York City, from that place he went to Michigan, and after stopping there a short time he removed to Chicago, remaining there until 1867, when he came to Boone, he was married in 1862 to Anna E Zimmerman, she died in 1877 leaving three children: Mary A, John A, and Charles A, in 1878 he was married to Ruby E Mayo, during the war he was a member of company c, seventy-seventh Illinois, infantry, enlisting in Aug 1862, served until the close of the war, and participated in the battles of Vicksburg, Championís Hill and Mobile, besides being in various smaller engagements, in 1870 he was elected marshal of Boone, which position he held for eight years, when he resigned for the purpose of accepting the position of deputy sheriff, under Sheriff Burley, he was afterward appointed constable for Des Moines township, and in the fall of 1879 was elected to the same position which he resigned in March, 1880, for the purpose of again assuming the duties of marshal, that he make an efficient and worthy officer is guaranteed from the fact of his so long holding the position.

1880 Boone Co History Book


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