Jessie Rosalia RHODES

Jessie Rosalia RHODES

Female 1879 - 1972

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  • Name  Jessie Rosalia RHODES 
    Born  14 May 1879  Cassville, Grant Co., Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  16 Mar 1972  Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  Sioux City, Woodbury Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I29465  Munro
    Last Modified  7 Jun 2012 

    Father  Edwin RHODES,   b. 21 Aug 1846, Watertown, , Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 1899, Sioux City, , South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Rosalia Adeline TOTMAN,   b. 15 Apr 1854, Glen Ellen, Grant Co., Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1920, Pierre, Hughes Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  7 Jan 1873  Cassville, Grant Co., Wisconsin, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F10231  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Elmer Elvin AUSTIN,   b. 8 Jun 1865, Prairie City, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1909, Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Mar 1899  Sioux Falls, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Jessie Eloise AUSTIN,   b. 5 Jul 1901, Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Frances Rhodes AUSTIN,   b. 9 May 1905, Storm Lake, Buena Vista Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jan 2009 
    Family ID  F13340  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Harry Darlington SHARP,   b. Est 1877,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  12 Aug 1912  Sioux Falls, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Last Modified  7 Jun 2012 
    Family ID  F13341  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Jessie attended school in Sioux Falls, Iowa. After graduating, she worked as an artist in a downtown studio where she met Elmer Austin. After they were married, they moved to Indianapolis; Detroit; Ipsilanti, Michigan; Chicago and then to Storm Lake, Iowa.

      After ten years of marriage, Elmer died of pheumonia leaving Jessie destitute with two small children. In March 1909, she moved to Phillips, South Dakota where her widowed mother had a millinary store and was a dressmaker.

      Jessie was a musician and artist. At the age of 88, she exhibited paintings at a Long Beach, California Hobby Show. She was featured as the oldest exhibitor and was asked to show her paintings the next year.

      She held several offices in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812, and the Daughters of the American Colonies.

      References:

      (1) "History and Genealogy of the Lexington, Mass. Munroes" by R. S. Munroe,
      2nd ed. - Florence, Massachusetts (1986) - 13-87-15/4-2 - p. 379

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      Compiled and edited by Allen Alger, Genealogist, Clan Munro Association, USA