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Samuel Nicholson Rhoads
Courtesy of the Historical Society of Haddonfeld

The Founders of the DVOC
Samuel Nicholson Rhoads

1862 - 1952

The papers of Samuel N. Rhoads are at the Historical Society of Haddonfield, NJ. The society has graciously granted the DVOC permission to post several pictures. The historical society retains the copyrights of these pictures.

Click Here for a Google Map related to the Early Years of DVOC

Click Here for a presentation given at the 1/7/16 DVOC Meeting

This page includes facts, links, pictures, specimens, residences, and final resting place.

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Facts about Samuel Nicholson Rhoads

Personal Life

Professional Life


Interesting Links


Pictures

Click Here for the story and pictures from the DVOC Outing to Glover's Mill - April 5, 1901

From the DVOC's 20th Anniversary Souvenir Brochure

 

 

 


These three pictures are courtesy of the Historical Society of Haddonfield, NJ.

Written on the back in Rhoads's handwriting
"S. N. Rhoads Stalking.
Photo by Voelker & Reed"

Written on the back in Rhoads's handwriting
"S. N. Rhoads Looking for Warblers.
Photo by J. H. Reed"


Written on the back in Rhoads's handwriting
"S. N. Rhoads Shooting.
Photo by J. H. Reed"

 

The picture on the left appeared in the DVOC's 20th Anniversary Souvenir Brochure. The original of the picture, on the right, is in the collection of the Historical Society of Haddonfield, NJ. Notice that Voelker's wife has been removed from the picture when it was used by the DVOC.

Written on the back in Rhoads's handwriting
"Morris, Reed, Voelker & Wife, and S. N. Rhoads on Voelker's Porch - Alden"


Interesting Specimens Collected by Samuel Nicholson Rhoads
(There are about 4,500 specimens collected by Rhoads at the Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Haddonfield, NJ 5/19/1890


Pied-billed Grebe
Haddonfield, NJ 3/5/1890


Swamp Sparrow
Haddonfield, NJ 5/19/1890

 


Residences

In the 1870 US Census Rhoads (age 8) is living in Haddonfield, NJ in a household that included father Charles Rhoads (age 43), step-mother Beulah (age 41), (sister Elenor (age 9), sister Anna N. (age 5), and two domestic servants.

In the 1880 US Census Rhoads (age 18) is not listed as living with his parents in Haddonfield, NJ. He appears to have been residing with his uncle's family in Marple Township, Delaware County, PA. He was attending Westtown School at the time.

Rhoads's uncle, Joseph Rhoads, owned extensive property along what is now South Sproul Road (Route 320) just north of the present Blue Route (Route 476) in Delaware County, PA. For the location on a modern map Click Here. To locate the property on an 1870 map Click Here. (Look for Joseph Rhoads bottom center in green.) Parts of this property are now contained in the St. Peter - St Paul Cemetery. In the collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences there are 81 specimens collected by Rhoads at or near this location. Most are from the 1878-1871 time period.

In the 1900 US Census Rhoads (age 38) was the head of a household living on Cedardale Avenue in the Cedardale Division of Haddon Township, Camden County, NJ. The household consisted of his wife Mary C. and son Evan (2 months old).

In the 1910 US Census Rhoads (age 48) was the head of a household living at 218 Redman Avenue, Haddonfield, NJ. The household consisted of his wife Mary C. and son Evan L. (10 years old).



1912 photograph in the collection of the Historical Society of Haddonfield
The property at 81 Haddon Avenue was built by Rhoads in 1912. It is presently the Hinski Tomlinson Funeral Home.

In the 1920 US Census Rhoads (age 56) was the head of a household living at 81 Haddon Ave in the Borough of Haddonfield, Camden County, NJ. The household consisted of his wife Mary C. and son Evan L. (19 years old).

In the 1930 US Census Rhoads (age 67) was the head of a household living at 81 Haddon Avenue in the Borough of Haddonfield, Camden County, NJ. The house hold consisted of his wife Mary C. He is also listed as living at the Dufur Osteopathic Hospital in Horsham, Montgomery County, PA. (This is consistant with what we know about his hospitalization after 1926)

Unable to locate Rhoads in the 1940 US Census but as of this writing (7/12) many of the records have not been indexed.

Cedarcroft

At the age of 18 Samuel Nicholson Rhoads was provided, by his parents, a farm that he named "Cedarcroft" When he decided to move to Haddonfield he sold the farm and it was divided up. He and his wife named the new development "Audubon" after James Audubon.
The orginal house at the Cedarcroft farm is still there. It is in Audubon NJ where Cedarcroft Avenue intersects with Mansion Ave. Click Here for a Google Map of the location.

Final Resting Place

Samuel Nicholson Rhoads is buried in the Haddonfield Friends Meeting Cemetery, Haddonfield, NJ

 

 

References

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=7163&path=New+Jersey.Camden.Haddonfield.20&sid=&gskw=Samuel+N+Rhoads

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=13965&iid=dvm_GenMono000301-01065-0&sid=&gskw=beulah+rhoads

http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=6742&iid=4244333-00730&fn=N.+Samuel&ln=Rhoades&st=r&ssrc=&pid=37025068

http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7884&iid=31111_4330862-00841&fn=Saml+N&ln=Rhoads&st=r&ssrc=&pid=16098933

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=6061&path=New+Jersey.Camden.Haddonfield.120.18&sid=&gskw=Samuel+M+Rhoads

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=6224&path=Pennsylvania.Montgomery.Horsham.46.54&sid=&gskw=Saml+H+Rhoads

http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/view.aspx?dbid=1174&path=Passport+Applications%2c+January+2%2c+1906+-+March+31%2c+1925.1914-1915.Roll+0231+-+Certificates%3a+47103-47753%2c+14+Jan+1915-18+Jan+1915.208&sid=&gskw=Samuel+N+Rhoads

1900 Census - http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=7602&iid=004120413_00912&fn=Saml&ln=Rhoads&st=r&ssrc=&pid=55407420