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    GEORGE C. RHOADES comes of an old and respected family of Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio, and lives on the farm on which he was born, located about six miles northwest of Covington, on the Piqua and Versailles pike. He was born May 15, 1867, and is a son of John and Elizabeth (Schneek) Rhoades.

    John Rhoades was born in Montgomery County, Ohio, and lived there until after his first marriage; he then came to Newberry Township, Miami County, and entered 180 acres of land, of which the farm of George C. Rhoades was a part. He was twice married, the mother of the subject of this sketch being his second wife. As a result of these unions, he became the father of fourteen children, of whom but five are now living. He died on the home farm in November, 1889, and was survived by his widow, whose death occurred September 22, 1906.

    George C. Rhoades was reared on the farm and attended the district schools. He has always followed farming and is the owner of ninety acres of the old home place, which formerly consisted of about 170 acres, the remainder being owned by his brother, Charles D. Rhoades. In 1892 lie built a large and commodious frame house, in which lie now lives, and in 1893 completed the big barn. The other buildings and most of the improvements have been made by him, and his place is one of the best kept in this section of the county.

    Mr. Rhoades was united in marriage with Laura P. Grunert, who was born in Fletcher, Miami County, Ohio, but was reared in Shelby County, and is a daughter of Frederick Grunert. They have two children: Emory A., who married Glenna Routson; and O. Fern, who teaches school in District No. 15, Newberry Township. Religiously, they are members of the Lutheran Church, of which he is a trustee.

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