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Miss Mollie Rodenberg passes away at age 82
The following in an article that appeared in the
June 25, 1930 edition of the Daily Herald

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Former Librarian Died This Morning

June 25, 1930

Miss Mollie Rodenberg, 82, native of New Orleans and resident of Biloxi for the past 60 years, died at her home on West Beach at 3 o’clock this morning. Miss Rodenberg was well known in Biloxi and was one of the most learned women of the city. Her life was most interesting, and was spent very usefully, concentrating her efforts towards the education of others. She taught school in the public schools for years and then opened a private school in the old King’s Daughters library and later became librarian which position she held until she retired upon completion of the new library. She was well informed on many subjects and knew every book in the library, having read many of them herself. She took special interest in aiding the student doing reference and research work. During the early days of Biloxi her family was one of the wealthiest on the Coast and owned considerable property, some of which is that where her present home now stands.

She leaves a large number of relatives including a sister, Miss Harriet Rodenberg of Biloxi; three nieces, Miss Lucille Rodenberg, Mrs. E. W. Murdock, New Orleans; and Mrs. Nelson Delauney of Houma, La., three grand nieces, Mrs. Maude Summerfield, Mrs. Catherine Lombard, and Miss Lee Murdock of New Orleans; two grand nephews, D. A. Murdock, and Walter Langhorn Schaeffer, of Charleston, S. C.; and two great grand nieces, Maud Evelyn Summerlin and Phyllis Ann Murdock.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 5 o’clock from the residence with services by Rev. E. A. DeMiller of the Church of the Redeemer and interment will be in the Biloxi cemetery.

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