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    ARTHUR C. RHOADES, one of Bloomer's representative business men, junior member of the firm of Petersime & Rhoades, operating a grain elevator at this point, and proprietor of a bicycle repair shop, is also secretary of the Bloomer Home Telephone Company. He has been a resident of Bloomer since 1893 and was born on a farm in Newberry Township, Miami County, Ohio, one mile east of Bloomer December 3, 1871. He is a son of John and Mary (Shaeffer) Rhoades. John Rhoades was also born in Newberry Township and bore his father's name. He carried on farming all his mature life, in Newberry Township, where he died about 1875. His widow survives, being now the wife of George Shearer.

    Arthur C. Rhoades is the only child of his parents living. He was reared in Newberry Township and there obtained his education and engaged in farming until he came to Bloomer. He still owns a farm of sixty-nine and one-half acres, which he rents out. He entered into partnership with his father-in-law, in the grain elevator business, when he came to Bloomer, and several years later started his repair shop.

    Mr. Rhoades married Miss Edith Peterseim, a daughter of Martin A. and Mary Peterseim, and they have one son, Leslie. Mr. Rhoades built the fine frame residence in which he resides. He is a leading member of the Lutheran Church.

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