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Charles O. Rhoden
Born March 14, 1845
CHARLES O. RHODEN, watchmaker and jeweler, and dealer in matches, clocks, jewelry and silver ware, Anamosa; is a native of Sweden, and was born March 14, 1845; he grew up to manhood and learned the trade of watchmakcr; he emigrated to America in 1865, came to Chicago and lived there four years, and came to Iowa in 1870, and located in Monticello and engaged in the jewelry business; Mr. Rhoden is a practical watchmaker, and thoroughly understands the making and repairing of fine watches, and does the leading business here. He married Miss Lillian Sayles, from New York State, November 18, 1873; they have had three children; only one son survives, William 0.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 572.

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