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Rhoad, Gordon L.


Biographical Statement

Gordon L. Rhoad, son of missionaries George and Nellie Rhoad, was born, circa 1900, in Mbooni Mission House in Kilome, Kenya. As a child, his nickname in the Kilome language was "Kotoni" because his own name was too difficult for the nationals to pronounce. His 1924 diary relates daily life and travels, including his time in Africa. He died in his 20s, not long after attending Wheaton College.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Gordon L. Rhoad Papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: SC-165
Scope and Contents

Measuring 3 x 4 1/2, the Gordon L. Rhoad diary is black and flexible, embossed with "Lett's Quikref Diary." Entries run from Jan. 1, 1924 to October 9, 1924. Under the column called "Owner's Name and Address" on the Personal Memoranda page is written, "Gordon L. Rhoad, Mbooni Machakos, Kenya Colony, Africa." The entries chronicle his daily life, travels and occasional missionary activity in the U.S., Kenya and Europe.

Dates: Created: 1924-1924