Carman Rhodes (1937 - 1994)

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Carman Rhodes
1937 - 1994
July 17, 1937
December 7, 1994
Last Known Residence
Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas 66801
Carman Rhodes of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas was born on July 17, 1937, and died at age 57 years old on December 7, 1994.
Updated: April 14, 2022
Biography ID: 78774038

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Carman Rhodes passed away at age 57 years old on December 7, 1994. Carman Rhodes of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas was born on July 17, 1937.

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Carman Rhodes lived 14 years shorter than the average Rhodes family member when she died at the age of 57.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.

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Scott Messerschmidt commented on Apr 14
My name is Scott P. Messerschmidt My father took me over to her house to spend time with her. We listed to 50's 60's 70's Music together. Carman Rhodes loved to play Bingo downtown she took me with her. Enjoyed every minute spent with her.

1937 - 1994 World Events

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In 1937, in the year that Carman Rhodes was born, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

In 1942, at the age of just 5 years old, Carman was alive when on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1965, at the age of 28 years old, Carman was alive when from August 11 to 16, riots broke out in Watts, a Black section of Los Angeles. An allegedly drunk African-American driver was stopped by LA police and, after a fight, police brutality was alleged - and the riots began. 34 people died in the rioting and over $40 million in property damage occurred. The National Guard was called in to help the LA police quell rioting.

In 1976, when she was 39 years old, on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

In 1994, in the year of Carman Rhodes's passing, on May 6th, former political prisoner, lawyer, and activist Nelson Mandela was elected the first black President of South Africa. He was 75 when he was elected and he served one five-year term.

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