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Edward Rodden

Edward Rodden

Male 1866 - 1934  (67 years)

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  • Name Edward Rodden 
    Born 1 Dec 1866  Columbia, Tuolumne, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1870  Sonora, Tuolumne, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • G. L. Rodden, 45, teamster, property $200, real estate $2500, born in North Carolina. E.W. Rodden, 34, keeping house, born in Alabama. Mary Rodden, 12, born in California. E. C. Rodden, 9, born in California. William Rodden, 8, born in California. Edward Rodden, 4, born in California.
    Census 1880  Sonora, Tuolumne, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Gabriel Rodden, 54, freight agent, born in North Carolina. Elizabeth Rodden, 43, keeping house, born in Alabama. Mary Rodden 21, school teacher, born in California. Lizzie Rodden, 17, born in California. William Rodden, 15, born in California. Edward Rodden, 13, born in California.
    Census 1900  San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Occupation 1904  Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    banker 
    Census 1910  Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Edward Rodden, 43, banker, born in California, married 22 years. Ada M. Rodden, 40, born in California, 5 children, 5 living. William Rodden, 21, book keeper in bank, born in California. Lola Rodden, 19, born in California. Mary Rodden, 17, born in California. Charles Rodden, 16, born in California. James Rodden, 2, born in California. Bertha Riesow, 18, servant, born in Wisconsin.
    Census 1920  Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Edward Rodden, 53, president of bank, born in California. Ada M. Rodden, 50, born in California. Lola Rodden, 29, stenographer, born in California. James D. Rodden 12, born in California. Robert D. Rodden, 6, born in California.
    Census 1930  Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Edward Rodden, 63, banker in bank, born in California. Ada M. Rodden, 60, born in California. James D. Rodden, 21, born in California. A. Viola Rodden, 39, born in California. Robert D. Rodden, 16, born in California.
    _UID C7C5851E02D04E75BBB5A4CBA1BDCB360219 
    Died 2 Oct 1934  San Francisco, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Oct 1934  Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The Rodden Brothers

      Edward and William Rodden came to Oakdale in 1882 with their father, Gabriel. They established the Rodden Bros. General Merchandise store in 1884 on West Railroad (now Yosemite) Ave in the block north of F street. The site of the Rodden Bros. General Merchandise Store location was moved a couple of times and finally settled in Schadlich's Louvre Hotel building. This is the building which burned in the 1989 Live Oak Inn fire.

      The brothers were very successful in their merchandising business and as a result of their increasing operations as cattle brokers and real estate agents Ed and Bill became leaders in the organization of the First National Bank of Oakdale in 1904. The bank was then located in the same business location that had been their merchandise store except next door to the north.

      In 1907, William and Edward Rodden were among the supporters for the incorporation of the city of Oakdale and later helped in the organization of the Oakdale Irrigation District, and were instrumental in helping many persons develop businesses and farm land in the area. The brothers moved the First National Bank of Oakdale into their new brick building in 1909.

      Bank Robbery

      A personal interview by Tim Haidlen with Mellie Rodden Finney on October 7, 1973, tells about the night of the First National Bank of Oakdale robbery: the town bell rang and everyone was out in the street. George Morrison was the town Marshall. Ed Rodden took his sons and his guns and went to the bank to help chase the robbers. George Morrison was shot during the robbery.

      SOME OAKDALE BANKING HISTORY

      Banking Holiday has prompted us to publish these items of historical data and comment relative to the First National Bank of Oakdale and the Stanislaus County Savings Bank.

      These banks have weathered every financial storm since their organization over 28 years ago and have steadily grown in strength and stability. The First National Bank of Oakdale was organized in 1904 by W.L. Rodden, Edward Rodden, Paul Brichetto (father of George and L.F. Brichetto) and associates. The capital paid in at that time was $60,000. A few months later its savings affiliate, the Stanislaus County Savings Bank, was organized with a capital of $30,000. This was all the capital paid to these institutions by these stockholders. The capital of the First National Bank was later increased to $100,000 and the surplus built up to $150,000, entirely through earnings. The capital of the Stanislaus County Savings Bank was increased to $60,000 and the surplus to $100,000. A modest dividend, after the first six months, has been paid semi-annually without interruption to the present time, averaging about 6% per annum. The policy of the management has always been conservative with the ideal of building strong institutions.

      Edward Rodden was the first president, Paul Brichetto the 1st vice-president and William L. Rodden the first cashier. Ed Rodden is now chairman of the board of directors, William Rodden is president, L. F. Brichetto and James D. Rodden, vice-presidents, D'Arcy Lee is cashier, J. Alban Rydberg and George T. Morrison are assistant cashiers and E. Gorne is auditor.

      The directors of the First National Bank are Ed Rodden, William R. Rodden, W.B. Willms, J.L. Sawyer, Louis F. Brichetto, S. Mondo and D'Arcy E. Lee. The directors of the Stanislaus County Savings Bank are William Rodden, V.A. Rodden, A.E. Schell, L.C. Kaufman, L.F. Brichetto and J.B. Stearson.

      The years of service of active officers of the banks are about as follows: E. Rodden, 28 years; W. Rodden, 25 years; D.E. Lee, 15 years; J. Alban Rydberg, 20 years; George T. Morrison, 15 years; E. Gorne, 15 years.

      http://www.oakdalemuseum.homestead.com/fnb.html


      Newspaper article in Oakdale, Californina Newspaper, Thursday, 4 Oct 1934:

      In the death of Ed. Rodden Tuesday Oakdale and the Oakdale district suffers an irreparable loss.

      The progress and prosperity of the community has been interwoven with the life of Mr. Rodden almost since the birth of Oakdale--since the organization of the irrigation district. City and district are largely a monument to his business sagacity and public enterprise.

      As has every successful man, Mr.Rodden had his critics -- but he pursued an unfailing policy of never replying to them. Those who enjoyed his friendship--knew him as an honest, sincere hard worker for the good of the community.

      They knew him as a man whose secret benefactions were countless--a man who was always going out of his way to help lighten the load for the farmer and the businessman--with purse string and sound advice always out for those in difficulty.

      Wealth never changed him--he believed in the old fashioned gospel of honesty and hard work. He abhorred sham and hypocrisy--wheter by individual or public official. To him there was only the question of right or wrong--there was no middle ground.
    Person ID I21432  7_families
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2006 

    Father Gabriel Lindsay Rodden,   b. 15 Sep 1823, Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1911  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ditto,   b. 27 Jun 1836, Huntsville, Madison, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1919  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 16 Jun 1857  , Marshall, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11100002  Group Sheet

    Family Ada May Drew,   b. 23 Jan 1870, Sebastopol, Sonoma California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1951, Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married May 1888  Modesto, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William Lindsay Rodden,   b. 18 Jun 1889, Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1951, , Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     2. Ada Viola Rodden,   b. 29 Sep 1890, Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1975, Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Mary Louise Rodden,   b. 12 Jun 1892, Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1984, San Mateo, San Mateo, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     4. Charles Edward Rodden,   b. May 1893, Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. James Drew Rodden,   b. 23 May 1908, Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1955, Half Moon Bay, San Mateo, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
    +6. Robert Ditto Rodden,   b. 12 Feb 1914, , Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 2000, Modesto, Stanislaus, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2005 
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Dec 1866 - Columbia, Tuolumne, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1870 - Sonora, Tuolumne, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1880 - Sonora, Tuolumne, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - May 1888 - Modesto, Stanislaus, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1900 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - banker - 1904 - Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1910 - Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1920 - Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 2 Oct 1934 - San Francisco, San Francisco, California Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 5 Oct 1934 - Oakdale, Stanislaus, California Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Edward and Ada May Drew Rodden home
    Edward and Ada May Drew Rodden home
    Rodden Brothers Grocery Store
    Rodden Brothers Grocery Store
    Edward Rodden
    Edward Rodden
    Edward Rodden
    Edward Rodden
    Rodden Family Members
    Rodden Family Members
    L-R: Edward Rodden, Rodden Finney, William Rodden, Walter Rodden, William Rodden, Fred Marlin, Wallace Finney.
    Edward and William Rodden - young men
    Edward and William Rodden - young men

    Documents
    Edward Rodden death announcement
    Edward Rodden death announcement
    Edward Rodden death announcement
    Edward Rodden death announcement
    Edward Rodden death announcement page 2
    Edward Rodden death announcement page 2
    Edward Rodden Estate Distribution
    Edward Rodden Estate Distribution
    Page 1
    Edward Rodden Estate Disposition
    Edward Rodden Estate Disposition
    Page 2
    First National Bank Officers Selected
    First National Bank Officers Selected
    William Rodden President, James D. Rodden Cashier and Director and Robert D. Rodden Director.
    Rodden Brothers - First National Bank Officers
    Rodden Brothers - First National Bank Officers
    Edward Rodden Funeral Notice
    Edward Rodden Funeral Notice
    Emma Burger Drew Mead Party
    Emma Burger Drew Mead Party
    19 Apr 1925
    Edward Rodden Passes
    Edward Rodden Passes
    Edward Rodden Funeral Article
    Edward Rodden Funeral Article
    Rodden Banking Advertisement
    Rodden Banking Advertisement

    Headstones
    Edward Rodden headstone
    Edward Rodden headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S445] California, Tuolumne, Sonora - 1870 - Federal Census, California, Tuolumne, Sonora, (www.ancestry.com).

    2. [S371] California, Tuolumne, Sonora - 1880 - Federal Census, California, Tuolumne, Sonora, (www.familysearch.org), Edward Rodden, 13, born in California (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S381] California, San Francisco, San Francisco - 1900 Federal Census, California, San Francisco, San Francisco, (www.genealogy.com), Edward Rodden, 33, real estate agent, born Dec 1966 in California. District 37, Series T623, microfilm 104, book 2, page 35 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S376] California, Stanislaus, Oakdale - 1910 - Federal Census, California, Stanislaus, Oakdale, (www.ancestry.com), Edward Rodden, 43, banker, born in California (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S369] California, Stanislaus, Oakdale - 1920 - Federal Census, California, Stanislaus, Oakdale, (www.ancestry.com), Edward Rodden, 53, born in California, Bank President. Father born in Georgia, mother born in Alabama. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S370] California, Stanislaus, Oakdale - 1930 - Federal Census, California, Stanislaus, Oakdale, (www.ancestry.com), Edward Rodden, 63, born in California, banker. Married at age 21. (Reliability: 3).