UNCLE JACOB RHOADES, one of the prominent pioneer residents of Decatur County, passed away last Sunday at his home near Lamoni.The death of MR. RHOADES came as a great shock to his many friends throughout the country.He was popular with all, a good man ever ready to extend a helping hand to those in need.His loss will be keenly felt by the people of the community in which he lived.The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of all.
UNCLE JACOB RHOADES, as he was known for many years, was born in Highland County, Ohio, February ll, l836, and died at his home January 30, l9l6.Had he lived twelve more days he would have celebrated his 80th birthday.
On February lst, l864, he was united in marriage with JANE ELLEN CODER, of the same county in Ohio.To this union were born seven children, three sons and four daughters.Two of these, MISS IRA and FRANK preceded their father to the life beyond.The living are MRS. MAGGIE FRYE, of Waterloo, Iowa; MISS ROSA, who lived with her father; MRS. EVA WILEY, of near Lineville, Iowa; CHAS. and WILLIAM, both residing near Lamoni.
UNCLE JACOB, with his family, came from Ohio to Louisa County, Iowa, in l864, where he lived until l880, then coming to this county where he made his home until death.He gave his life to Christ in l887 and united with the Adventist Church, where his membership continued through life.Together with the five children already named, he leaves three brothers, two sisters, several grandchildren and great grandchildren, with a host of distant relatives and sincere friends to weep at his parting.'Tis true that UNCLE JACOB will be missed from his home and by his loved ones, but our tears are dried in the realization that a golden sheaf has been gathered by the Eternal reaper and in calmness we say, good-bye.