This Day in Norwood History- September 26, 1912- Warren E. Rhoads Dead at 73

Court Officer of Norfolk County and Had Been Tyler of a Masonic Lodge for 47 Years.

Warren E. Rhoades

. Sept 26—, one of the best-known citizens of Norwood, and widely known throughout Norfolk County as the court officer of the , died this morning, after a long illness, aged 73. Mr. Rhoads had lived In Norwood most of his life and was a familiar figure in civic affairs.

He was the first of the town, having been elected to that position in 1896, when the police force was organized, though he served as constable and special policeman from continuously. He held the position of chief of police until 1907, when he resigned, having been appointed court officer of the District Court.

Mr. Rhoads was well known in Masonic circles throughout the State. He had been Tyler of , A. F. & A- M., for 47 years continuously, and four years ago was presented a jewel by the lodge. He was also a member of . . R. & S M.. of Hyde Park. , , of Hyde Park. . , of , Lodge, I. O. O. F.. Loyal Contentment Lodge, Manchester Unity, Tribe of Red Men. and several other organizations.

He was one of the best informed persons on the history of the town and was a member of the .

Mr Rhoads was of genial disposition and had many friends all over the State. He was probably known to nearly everyone in town. He was an attendant at the .

Mr Rhoads is survived by his wife, two sons. John Bernard Rhoads of this town and Fred L. Rhoads of Walpole; two daughters. Mrs Oscar F. Adams and Mrs. George M. Lepper, both of this town, and four grandchildren.

WARREN E. RHOADS (Aged 73) 26 Sep 1912, Thu The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

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