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Rhoads - W.F.

Source: H.W. Beckwith History, Montgomery County, Indiana (Chicago: HH Hill, 1881) p 355

W.F. RHOADS, harness and saddler, was born in Philadelphia, Pa Nov 20, 1829. His father, George Rhoads and his mother's maiden name was Sarah GEIGER and removed to Wayne County Indiana in 1835, thence to Hancock County in 1836, and to Parke in 1836, settled in Mont Co. 1840. The subject of our sketch served an apprenticeship at his trade under his father, who was the pioneer harness maker and saddler of the village of Waveland, where Mr. Rhoads has carried on the business almost constantly since 1846. He is and has been for many years an elder in the Presbyterian Church. In 1861 he married Margaret H. OSBORN, who has been a devoted wife and christian. - kbz
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