Rhoad, Gordon L. | Wheaton College Archives & Special Collections
Name: Rhoad, Gordon L.
Historical Note: Gordon L. Rhoad, son of missionaries George and Nellie Rhoad, was born in Mbooni Mission House in Kilome, Africa. 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.