McLeansboro Times, April 30, 1914
Alex Rhodes was born in Taylor County, Kentucky, June 3, 1837, and died April 19, 1914, age 76 years, 10 months and 16 days. He married Sarahann Martin in 1858. She preceeded him in death Nov 23, 1911. to them were born 12 children, 7 of whom are living, namely ? John A., Petersburg; Alice Z. Johnson, Jacksonville; Charles P., Meedosa; William E., Thackeray; Lydia H. Neal, McLeansboro; Prisilla, M. J. Clark, Petersburg; and Edgar E., Springerton. The deceased embraced a hope in Jesus 1885, and was baptized into the fellowship of Baker Priarie church. He moved to Hamilton county, Illinois, in 1891 and united with the Beaver Creek Baptist church, where he remained until death. Bro. Rhodes was a kind father, an affectionate husband was a kind father, an affectionate husband and a faithful church member. Funeral services was conducted by Elder W. A. Mayberry. Interment in the Springerton cemetry.
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