Rolley Rhodes (1888 - 1965)

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Rolley Rhodes
1888 - 1965
June 4, 1888
September 6, 1965
Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama, United States
Rolley Rhodes was born on June 4, 1888, and died at age 77 years old on September 6, 1965 in Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama United States. Rolley Rhodes was buried in Woodland, Randolph County. Family, friend, or fan, this family history biography is for you to remember Rolley Rhodes.
Updated: September 11, 2015

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Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama United States
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Woodland, Randolph County, Alabama United States
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Rolley Rhodes passed away at age 77 years old on September 6, 1965 in Anniston, Calhoun County, Alabama United States, and was buried in Woodland, Randolph County. Rolley Rhodes was born on June 4, 1888.

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Rolley Rhodes lived 6 years longer than the average Rhodes family member when they died at the age of 77.
The average age of a Rhodes family member is 71.

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1888 - 1965 World Events

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In 1888, in the year that Rolley Rhodes was born, on July 25th, a court stenographer from Salt Lake City - Frank Edward McGurrin - decisively beat the competition in a typing contest in Ohio. He was supposedly the only person who used touch typing and is believed to have invented the method. Touch typing is ubiquitous now - but Frank's win is what convinced everyone that the method was good!

In 1892, Rolley was only 4 years old when on August 4th, the father and stepmother of Lizzie Borden were found murdered. Lizzie was accused of the crime and on June 20th of the next year, she was acquitted of murder by a jury. But she was never acquitted in the public mind.

In 1908, when this person was 20 years old, Henry Ford developed the first Model T automobile, often called the Tin Lizzy or flivver. Produced from 1908 through 1927, it first sold for $850 - which made it affordable for every middle class family. Previously, cars were the province of the upper class and the introduction of the Model T and its availability changed U.S. culture. Within days of its release, over 15,000 cars had been ordered.

In 1932, Rolley was 44 years old when five years to the day after Lindbergh crossed the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart flew solo from Newfoundland to Ireland, the first woman to cross the Atlantic solo and the first to replicate Lindbergh's feat. She flew over 2,000 miles in just under 15 hours.

In 1965, in the year of Rolley Rhodes's passing, 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.

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