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Storm Christopher Rhode
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Birth: Aug. 6, 1887
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1949
Sacramento
Sacramento County
California, USA

Extract from the 1900 Census:
Name: Storm Rhode
Age at last birthday: 12
Date of birth: Aug 1887
Birthplace: Minnesota
Race: white
Sex: male
Home in 1900: Duluth Ward 6, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 1207 West First Street
Relationship to head-of-house: son
Marital status: single
Able to read, write and speak English: yes
Father's birthplace: Norway
Mother's birthplace: Norway
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: Sigurd (age 20), 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 World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
Name: Storm Christopher Rhode
City: Duluth
County: Saint Louis
State: Minnesota
Birthplace: Saint Paul, Minnesota
Birth date: 6 Aug 1887
Race: Caucasian
Roll: 1675464
Draft board: 4
Address: 328 Leicester Avenue, Duluth, Minnesota
Occupation: assistant sales manager
Employer: Kelly How Thomson
Where employed: Duluth, Minnesota
Dependents: wife and two children
Marital status: married
Military service: none
Exemption claimed: no
Age: 29
Height: medium
Build: slender
Eyes: gray
Hair: brown
Bald: no
Disability: none
Date: 5 Jun 1917

Extract from the 1920 Census:
Name: Storm C Rhode
Age: 32
Estimated birth year: 1888
Birthplace: Minnesota
Race: white
Sex: male
Relationship to head of house: head
Home in 1920: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 328 Second Avenue
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
Home owned or rented: owned; has mortgage
Occupation: sales manager
Type of industry: wholesale hardware
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: T625_858; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 97; Image: 213
Date: 10 Jan 1920

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Storm Rhode
Age: 42
Estimated birth year: 1888
Birthplace: Minnesota
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1930: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota
Address: 3014 East Superior Street
Marital status: married
Age at first marriage: 24
Education: able to speak English
Education: able to read and write
Father's birthplace: Norway
Mother's birthplace: Norway
Military service: no
Rent/home value: owns home; value $8500
Owned a radio: no
Occupation: sales manager
Industry: wholesale hardware
Salary or wage worker: wages
Census place: Duluth, Saint Louis, Minnesota; Roll: 1126; Page: ; Enumeration District: 44; Image: 285.0
Date: 5 Apr 1930

Extract from U.S. City Directories 1821-1989:
Name: Storm C Rhode
Street address: 1505 East 2nd Street
City: Duluth, Minnesota
Occupation: salesman
Spouse: Mary Rhode
Residence year: 1935
Publication title: Duluth, Minnesota, City Directory

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Storm C Rhode
Age: 52
Estimated birth year: 1888
Birthplace: Minnesota
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: head
Home in 1940: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
Address: 221 Clifton Avenue
Marital status: married
Highest grade of school completed: high school 2 years
Living on farm: no
Home owned or rented: rented
Monthly rental: $28
City of residence in 1935: Glasgow, Valley, Montana
Resident on farm in 1935: no
Occupation: salesman
Industry: wholesale hardware
Salary or wage worker: working on own account
Number of weeks worked in 1939: 52
Amount of money wages or salary: $0
Has other income of more than $50: yes
At work during week of March 24-30: yes
Number of hours worked: 40
Census place: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota; Roll: T627_1978; Page: 64B; Enumeration District: 89-102
Date: 25 Apr 1940

He was the second child of Severin Andreas Elias Sørenson Rhode and Laura Caspara Stokke, and the first to be born in America. Storm worked as a salesman for Kelly-Howe-Thompson Company in Duluth. KHT was a wholesale hardware firm which sold a complete line all over the midwest and northwest. He rose to be sales vice-president. Robert B. Rhode called him a "damn good salesman." After leaving KHT he sold pipe fittings in Minneapolis. There is a story that he received his name by being born at sea during a storm while his mother was enroute to the United States. The truth of this story is not known, but appears unlikely since his parents came to the United States in April or May of 1885 and he was not born until August of 1887, over two years later.

Extract from the California Death Index, 1940-1997:
Name: Storm Christopher Rhode
SSN: 468-20-9476
Birth date: 6 Aug 1886
Birthplace: Minnesota
Death date: 28 Dec 1949
Death place: Sacramento county
Mother maiden: Stukke [sic]
Father last: Rhode
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Severin Andreas Elias Sørenson Rhode (1852 - 1925)
  Laura Caspara Stokke Rhode (1853 - 1908)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Katherine Tague Rhode (1887 - 1952)
 
 Children:
  Thomas William Rhode (1912 - 1959)*
  Storm Charles Rhode (1915 - 1994)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sigurd Angel Rhode (1879 - 1966)*
  Storm Christopher Rhode (1887 - 1949)
  Alfild Rhode Kraker (1890 - 1970)*
  Rolf Viking Rhode (1892 - 1917)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

Storm Christopher
1887 - 1949
 
Burial:
Park Hill Cemetery
Duluth
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: Rhode in section B
 
Created by: Richard Rhode
Record added: Oct 02, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6816383
Storm Christopher Rhode
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Storm Christopher Rhode
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
Storm Christopher Rhode
Added by: Richard Rhode
 
 
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 Added: Jan. 28, 2003
 
 
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