09/19/1822 - 08/21/1886

RHOADS, James Wilson, a Representative from Luzerne County; born, September 19, 1822 in Montgomery County, Pa.; colonel, Pennsylvania Militia; postmaster, United States Postal Service, Hazelton (1846-1847); elected as a Democrat to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 1851 and 1852 terms; hotel keeper, Conyngham, Pa. (1851-1860); keeper, Black Creek Hotel (1860-1868); engaged, lumber business; elected, sheriff, Luzerne County (1868-1871); hotel owner, Mill Hollow (now,  Luzerne), Pa. (1871-1873); owner, Rhoads Lake House Hotel, Harvey’s Lake, Pa. (1874-1886); died, August 21, 1886 in Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania; interred, Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania.

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