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Sigurd Angel Rhode
Birth: Sep. 9, 1879
Drammen
Buskerud fylke, Norway
Death: Apr. 22, 1966
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Extract from New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957:
Name: Sigurd Rovde
Arrival date: 12 Jul 1884
Estimated birth year: 1880
Age: 4
Gender: male
Port of departure: Copenhagen, Denmark
Destination: United States of America
Place of origin: Norway
Ship name: Thingvalla
Port of arrival: New York
Line: 27
Microfilm serial: M237
Microfilm roll: M237_478
List number: 868
Port arrival state: New York
Port arrival country: United States

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Sigurd Rhode
Age at last birthday: 20
Date of birth: Sep 1879
Birthplace: Norway
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head-of-house: son
Home in 1900: Duluth Ward 6, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 1207 West First Street
Marital status: single
Months not employed: 0
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Norway
Mother's birthplace: Norway
Year of immigration: 1884
Number of years in the United States: 16
Naturalization: not listed
Occupation: druggist
Siblings living at home: Storm (age 12), Alfild (11), and Viking (8)
Census place: Duluth Ward 6, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T623 790; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 277
Date: Jun 1900

Extract from the 1910 Census:
Name: Sigurd Rhode
Age in 1910: 31
Estimated birth year: 1879
Birthplace: Norway
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head of house: head
Home in 1910: Duluth Ward 6, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 1211½ First Street
Marital status: married
Number of years of present marriage: 0
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Norway
Mother's birthplace: Norway
Year of immigration: 1884
Whether naturalized or alien: naturalized
Farm or house: house
Home owned or rented: owned; has mortgage
Occupation: clerk
Type of industry: drug
Salary or wage worker: wages
Whether out of work on April 15, 1910: no
Number of weeks out of work in 1909: 0
Census place: Duluth Ward 6, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T624_724; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 180; Image: 763
Date: 18 Apr 1910

Extract from World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
Name: Sigurd Angle Rhode
City: Duluth
County: Saint Louis
State: Minnesota
Birth date: 9 Sep 1879
Race: white
Roll: 1675462
Draft board: 2
Address: 1225 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota
Occupation: pricer
Employer: Northern Drug Co.
Where employed: Duluth, Minnesota
Nearest relative: Mrs. S. A. Rhode
Address: 1225 West First Street, Duluth, Minnesota
Age: 39
Citizenship: by father's naturalization before registrant's majority
Height: short
Build: medium
Eyes: blue
Hair: dark
Disability: none
Date: 10 Sep 1918

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Sigurd A Rhode
Age: 40
Estimated birth year: 1880
Birthplace: Norway
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head of house: head
Home in 1920: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 1225 West First Street
Marital status: married
Able to speak English: yes
Able to read and write: yes
Father's birthplace: Norway
Father's native tongue: Norwegian
Mother's birthplace: Norway
Mother's native tongue: Norwegian
Year of immigration: 1885
Naturalized or alien: naturalized in 1887
Home owned or rented: owned; has mortgage
Occupation: drug agent
Type of industry: wholesale drug
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T625_859; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 50
Date: 8 Jan 1920

Extract from U.S. City Directories 1821-1989:
Name: Sigurd Rhode
Gender: male
Street address: 1225 West 1st
City: Duluth, Minnesota
Occupation: manager - Northern Drug Company
Residence year: 1926
Publication title: Duluth, Minnesota, City Directory

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Sigurd A Rhode
Age: 50
Estimated birth year: 1880
Birthplace: Norway
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 1225 First Street West
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 29
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Fathers' birthplace: Norway
Mothers' birthplace: Norway
Immigration: 1885
Naturalization: na
Military service: no
Rent/home value: owns home; value $5000
Owned a radio: yes
Occupation: department manager
Industry: wholesale drug
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: 1126; Page: ; Enumeration District: 64; Image: 1124.0
Date: 4 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Sigurd Rhode
Age: 60
Estimated birth year: 1880
Birthplace: Norway
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1940: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 2109 East Second Street
Marital status: married
Citizenship: naturalized
Highest grade of school completed: college 4 years
Living on farm: no
Home owned or rented: owned
Value of home: $7000
City of residence in 1935: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Resident on farm in 1935: no
Occupation: superintendant
Industry: wholesale drugs
Salary or wage worker: wages
Number of weeks worked in 1939: 0
Amount of money wages or salary: $0
Has other income of more than $50: yes
At work during week of March 24-30: no
Assigned to emergency work: no
Seeking work: yes
Duration of unemployment: 104
Census place: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1972; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 88-35
Date: 5 Apr 1940

Sigurd Angel Rhode was born 9 Sep 1879 in Drammen, Norway, and was christened 2 Nov 1879 in the Lutheran Church.
He pronounced his middle name "Ahnn-gel," with a hard G.
His parents moved to Duluth, Minnesota in 1894, when he was about 15.
He married Agnes Berg 26 Jan 1909 in Duluth.
He was employed in Duluth as a wholesale druggist for Northern Drug Company and as a retail druggist for the Orpheum Drug Store, as well as a "relief" person for other drug stores. He had a sideline business of selling wheat germ, which he boxed up and then sold in grocery stores, printing his own labels on a printing press in his basement.
In 1942 he took a six-week electrician course (he had previous experience wiring houses) and then took a job as an electrician at the shipyard in Superior, Wisconsin, which was building ships for the U.S. Navy during World War II (in 1942 he was 63 years old). He worked the night shift in maintenance, through 1945.
Sigurd was a 32nd-degree Mason and Past Grand Master. He and his wife lived downstairs in their home, which he had remodeled to a duplex, and rented out the upstairs. He had a cabin in the woods by Pike Lake.
He died 22 Apr 1966, aged 86, and is buried in the Rhode plot at Park Hill Cemetery in Duluth.

Obituary from the "Duluth Herald" of Duluth, Minnesota dated 22 Apr 1966:
S. A. Rhode
Succumbs
At Age 86
Sigurd A. Rhode, 86, of 2109 E. 2nd St., a past illustrious grand master of the Grand Council of Royal and Select Masters of Minnesota, died this morning in a Duluth hospital.
A Mason for 58 years, Mr. Rhode was a charter member of T. W. Hugo Masonic Lodge, a member of Keystone Chapter of the Royal Arch Masons and the Duluth Commandery of Knights Templar, and a past master of the Duluth Council of Royal and Select Masters.
Mr. Rhode had been a pharmacist in Duluth since soon after he arrived in the city in 1893. He was first employed by the Tofte Drug Store. From 1902 until 1938 he was with Northern Drug Co. and since then he had worked in many of the city's drug stores.
Born in Drammen, Norway, Mr. Rhode came to the United States in 1884. Surviving are his wife, Agnes; two sons, Robert B., Duluth and Richard S., Yucaipa, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Jack Kraker, Philadelphia, Penn. and six grandchildren.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Severin Andreas Elias Sørenson Rhode (1852 - 1925)
  Laura Caspara Stokke Rhode (1853 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Agnes Berg Rhode (1880 - 1968)
 
 Children:
  Richard Sigurd Rhode (1915 - 2008)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sigurd Angel Rhode (1879 - 1966)
  Storm Christopher Rhode (1887 - 1949)*
  Alfild Rhode Kraker (1890 - 1970)*
  Rolf Viking Rhode (1890 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Sigurd A. Rhode
1879 - 1966
 
Burial:
Park Hill Cemetery
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Rhode in section B
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Sep 30, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6813109
Sigurd Angel Rhode
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Sigurd Angel Rhode
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