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Frank E. Rhodes
 Frank E. Rhodes,

From American Series of Popular Biographies. Massachusetts Edition. This Volume Contains Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Boston: Graves & Steinbarger, 1891.

FRANK E. RHODES, M.D., physician and surgeon, of 31 Harvard Street, Dorchester, now (November, 1900) absent in South Africa, was born in Windham, Vt., November 3, 1873, a son of Wellman B. And Louisa N. (Holton) Rhodes. His father, a native of Vermont, born August 25, 1832, was a son of Thomas Rhodes.

Wellman B. Rhodes was a manufacturer of carpenters' supplies. He owned much real estate, and was a man of considerable local prominence, serving as School Committee for many years and holding other town offices. His wife, Louisa, who was born July 16, 1837, was a daughter of Calvin Holton, of Wolcott, Vt. They were the parents of four children: Mary Louisa, born February 19, 1857, who married John N. Nash, June 2, 1874; Wellman, Jr., born May 14, 1865, who lived but four days; Lena Holton, born July 15, 1689, who married William H. Smith, August 24, 1898; and Frank E. whose name begins this sketch. The father, Wellman B. Rhodes, died November 21, 1883; and Mrs. Rhodes subsequently married for her second husband, January 1, 1885, at South Hadley Mass., James E. Gaylord, a lecturer. Mr. Gaylord was a graduate of Williston Seminary. He served as Representative to the legislature for the years 1875 and 1883. He died February 24, 1891, and his wife survived him seven years, her death taking place March 10, 1898. She sang in church for thirty years, and her three children are all salary singers.

Frank E. Rhodes received his general education in the South Hadley schools and Monson Academy. He then took a four year course at the Philadelphia Medical College, and in May, 1897, was graduated from the Illinois Medical College at Chicago. He then took a special course in diseases of the ear, nose, and throat, under Professor Gleason of Philadelphia, a noted specialist, and also a special course in anatomy. He has seven diplomas. Dr. Rhodes settled in Dorchester June 10, 1897, and has already built up a good practice and gained an excellent reputation in his profession. He is a member of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He is connected also with several fraternal associations, including the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and the Royal Arcanum.

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