| || Notes for Samson Alfred Rodius:|
Buried in the Rodius family plot in Forest Cemetery, Coeur d'Alene. Buried next to his second wife, Sophie Benson Rodius and his brother, Emil.
Each of the Rodius children selected a middle name after becoming an adult.
Newspaper Clipping from the Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Washington
October 24, 1968
Area Pioneer Dies in Crash
Sampson [sic] (Sam) Alfred Rodius, 68, pioneer resident of Cougar Gulch and long active in the Farmer's Union, died when his pickup collided with a logging truck on Highway 95, four miles south of Tensed Thursday afternoon.
The Idaho State Police said Mr. Rodius, driving a pickup was attempting to pass another pickup when he ran head-on into a logging truck.They also said Mr. Rodius died instantly and was pinned in his vehicle for several hours before the vehicles could be separated.It was necessary to use two trucks to pull the pickup apart to retrieve the victim's body.
Driver of the logging truck was identified by officers as William F. Nelson, Emida, Idaho.Katherine Gissen, Calgary, Alberta, was the driver of the pickup Mr. Rodius was passing.
Mr. Rodius, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Rodius, was born on the Rodius homestead at Cougar Gulch, March 18, 1900.He lived there until retiring four years ago and moving to 501 Hattie Ave. here.
He was a member of Kootenai Lodge No. 24, A.F. and A.M., Coeur d'Alene, Shrine Calam Temple, Lewiston; Scottish Rite, the Eagles Aerie and Chapel in the Garden here, as well as the Farmer's Union.
Survivors are his widow, Sophia [sic], at the home; a sister, Mrs. Lucille [sic] Sanders [sic], Mesa, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.