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    Warren F. Rhoades. Starting upon his independent career at the time he gained his majority, with few advantages save an ordinary district school education, Warren F. Rhoades has worked his way to the ownership of a farm of 170 acres and a place in the esteem of his fellow-citizens in Newberry township. Mr. Rhoades was born in this township, June 4, 1875, a son of Uriah and Dorothy (Routson) Rhoades, and a member of an old and honored family of Miami county, which was founded in Newberry township by his grandfather. Uriah Rhoades was also born in Newberry township, where he passed his life as an agriculturist and was held in high esteem by his fellow- citizens. He and his wife were the parents of six children: John Wesley, who is engaged in farming in Shelby county; Ira, who is an agriculturist of Newberry township; Tennie, the wife of Charles Fessler, of this township; Fannie, the wife of George Finfrock, of Newberry township; Mina, he wife of David Bosserman, of Darke county, and Warren F. Warren F. Rhoades attended the school in the neighborhood of his father's farm in Newberry township, and as a young man engaged in agricultural pursuits on his own account. Industry, close application and good management have combined to bring him into possession Of 170 acres of valuable land, which he has put under an excellent state of cultivation, and upon which he has made numerous improvements of a modern character, Mr. Rhoades married, February 22, 1899, Jemima, daughter of Thomas and Margaret (Apple) Routson, of Newberry township, and to this union there have been born six children: Lowell, who married Pearl Fietance, and they have one child, Dorotha, and who is engaged informing on his own account in Shelby county, Ray, Sylvia, Selda and Florence, who live on the home farm with their parents, and Dorothy, who died in infancy. Mr. Rhoades is not an office-seeker, but as a man of intelligence and forethought he commands the esteem and good will of all who know him, and is recognized as one of his township's potent and upbuilding influences, and as a generous contributor to all worthy civic causes. He and his family are members of the Lutheran church.

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