David H. Rhodes – Superintendent, U. S. Burial & Disinternment Corps

Date Icon Publish Date

David H. Rhodes:

“Superintendent, United States Army. Landscape Gardner of the National Cemeteries For Over 50 Years. Superintendent U.S. Burial And Disinternment Corps, 1898-1901, Spanish-American War And Philippine Insurrection. 1850-1932.”

Buried in Section 15 of Arlington National Cemetery.

Rachel Reese Rhodes, the wife of David H. Rhodes, (1849-1923), is buried with him.


In 1873, the Quartermaster Generals Office hired David H. Rhodes, a trained landscape gardener, to live in Arlington House and put some kind of order to the land once owned by Mary Lee which in places had taken on an “appearance of a wilderness of weed, in some places from five to seven feet in height,” the cemetery superintendent wrote. The following year Rhodes planted two Cedrus deodara, Deodar Cedars, in circular planting beds behind the House. We have one left.

RHODES, DAVID H

  • LANDSCAPE GARDENER ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 04/24/1932
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/26/1932
  • BURIED AT: SECTION FT MY  SITE 66
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

RHODES, RACHEL REESE

  • VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/1923
  • DATE OF INTERMENT: 11/19/1923
  • BURIED AT: SECTION FT MY  SITE 66
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

This information is taken from St. George’s official burial register. It is provided for the  convenience of those doing genealogical research or otherwise searching for deceased family members.

David H. Rhodes, Age 82, Died 04-24-1932 of a Cerebral hemorrhage, Buried at Arlington National on 26 April 1932.

Mrs Rachel Reese Rhodes, age 74.  Died on 17 November 1923 of Arteriosclerosis,  She was buried in Arlington National Cemetery on 19 November 1923.

dhrhodes-gravesite-photo-october-2007-001

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.