| || Notes for Samuel S. Rhoades:|
He lived in Hydesville, Humboldt Co. California.
He was married to Maria Allen at "Baker's Corner's" Fairfield, Michigan. This must be the Myer's farm on Baker Hwy.
He would go out to California because of an "itch" for gold.He would go out there for awhile and then come back.
He often went to the gold fields in California and was on his way back to Michigan when he died.Family lore says he had been robbed and killed there.
A letter received from Northeastern Nevada Museum, (Marsha Browning) It reads:The Weekly Independent, Friday, July 6, 1906:Samuel Roads, a passenger on No. 6;Tuesday night, disappeared from the train, a short distance from Carlin.He was missed by the conductor, who wired back from Elko, that a search be made for the missing man.Late on the afternoon of the 4th, Roads was found lying near the railroad track about a mile and a quarter east of Carlin.His neck and left leg were broken and his face and hands were badly bruised.The deceased held a railroad ticket from Healdsburg, California to Stanton, Michigan.Constable McAdams wired to Stanton, Michigan and received word to have the remains shipped there.Undertaker Keyser went to Carlin yesterday and prepared the body for shipment here.It arrived on No. 4 this morning and will be held here until tomorrow night, when it will be shipped east.It is not known whether Roads jumped or fell from the train.An inquest(note: No formal inquest was found in Elko County through courthouse records) was held at Carlin and the verdict was that the deceased came to his death accidently.He was an elderly man."
He was a Civil War Veteran:Co. E, 4th Michigan Infantry, age 31, home was Fairfield, Michigan; He fought at Murfreesboro, and was given an honorable discharge at Detroit, Michigan, 1866.
He would go to Northern California for 18 years on a count of his health.
Sources:1900 Humboldt Co. California Census, Carol Bailey from the internet (Gr-Grandfather Lewis Rhoades).