Surname: Rice

Rough Riders

Compiled military service records for 1,235 Rough Riders, including Teddy Roosevelt have been digitized. The records include individual jackets which give the name, organization, and rank of each soldier. They contain cards on which information from original records relating to the military service of the individual has been copied. Included in the main jacket are carded medical records, other documents which give personal information, and the description of the record from which the information was obtained.

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Biographical Sketch of C. Willard Rice

C. Willard, only son of Edward H. and Lucy (Dixon) Rice, was born in Seneca, New York, June 2, 1872. His preparatory education was acquired in the Canandaigua Academy, and he then became a student at Hamilton College, from which institution he was graduated. For a number of years he was engaged in teaching, and served as supervisor of schools at Seneca Falls for a period of six years. He was admitted to the bar in 1907, and immediately opened offices in Geneva, New York, where he is still located. He is a supporter of the Democratic party, and has served the city as alderman and...

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Biography of Frank Rice

The present work would be incomplete were it not to record the life of Frank Rice, an eminent lawyer of Canandaigua, Ontario county, New York, who has risen to a position in the first ranks of his profession by a series of successful efforts, who has achieved prominence as a statesman and whose tenure of office has always been beneficial to his city, state and country. Frank Rice was born in Seneca, Ontario county, New York, January 15, 1845. His preparatory education was acquired in the Geneva Classical and Union School and Canandaigua Academy, and he then matriculated at Hamilton College, from which institution he was graduated in 1868. Subsequently he read law in Canandaigua, and was admitted to the bar in June. 1870. His rise in his chosen profession was a rapid and uninterrupted one and soon after his admission to the bar he became clerk in the surrogate’s office, a position he filled with success for several years. He was elected to the office of district attorney of Ontario county in the fall of 1875, reelected in 1878. holding the office altogether for a period of six years. In 1882 he was elected a member of the assembly, and reelected the following year. In the fall of 1884 he was elected to the office of county judge, resigning this honor at the expiration of five years in...

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Biography of Terrence W. Rice

Terrence W. Rice, nurseryman of Geneva, New York, belongs to that class of citizens who, although undemonstrative in their natures, nevertheless form the character and mold the society of the communities in which they live. This class it is that develops our great manufacturing interests, spreads our commerce, and furthers enterprises of all kinds. They, above all others, develop our cities and towns, and they alone deserve the credit for it. John Rice, father of Terrence W. Rice, was born in Dundalk, Ireland, in 1845, and came to this country about the year 1868. He was industrious and painstaking, and was a foreman in the Washington street nursery for a period of about twenty years. He married, in Ireland, Catherine Rafferty, born in that country in 1849, died in America, June 22, 1902. She was a lovable woman and devoted to her home and family. Children : 1. John P., born in 1870, married, in February, 1892, Anna S. Dailor, and has had children: John F., born in 1904: Timothy R., 1905; Marie, 1907: Helen, 1908. 2. Terrence W.. mentioned forward. Terrence W.. son of John and Catherine (Rafferty) Rice, was born August 4, 1872, and owes his present high standing in the financial and social world to his own unaided efforts and energy. His education was the usual one acquired by a boy in moderate circumstances, but this...

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Biographical Sketch of D. A. Rice

D. A. Rice, station agent, telegraph operator and grain-dealer, Oakland; born in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., April 4, 1847, where he lived until 9 years of age, when he removed with his parents to Pickaway Co., Ohio, where he commenced the study of telegraphy, living there three years; then to New Lexington, where he lived two years, the last year, having charge of the telegraph office at that place; he lived in Ohio and engaged in telegraphing until 1870, when he removed to Illinois and located at Effingham, where he was engaged at telegraphing for a short time, when he changed to another station and was employed by that line for three years; he then removed to Ohio, where he was engaged in telegraphing until 1876, when he came to Oakland and took charge of this office, which he has since operated. He was married July 12, 1868, to Alice J. Hughes; she was born in Hamilton Co., Ohio, Jan. 6, 1852; they have two children now living by this union-Eva, born Dec. 9, 1870, and Wilber, born Jan. 6,...

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Biography of George W. Rice

George W. Rice, one of Henniker’s most able and prosperous farmers, was born in this town, January 17, 1825, son of Jacob and Louisa (Howe) Rice. His grandfather, Elijah Rice, a Revolutionary patriot, was an early settler in Henniker. An account of his parents and of the ancestry of Elijah Rice will be found in the biography of Harrison A. Rice, which appears elsewhere in this work. George W. Rice passed his youth in attending school and working upon the farm. He was still young when his parents moved to the property now owned and occupied by his brother, Harrison A. Rice. At the age of twenty-one he went to Manchester, N.H., where he worked at butchering for two years. Upon his return to Henniker he bought a small farm, which is now the home of W. B. Barnes. A short time later he entered the meat business, selling at wholesale in the Manchester market and conducting a retail business in this town. While carrying on the butcher business for nine years, he gradually got a foothold in lumbering. At length he sold his farm and business to W. B. Barnes, and thereafter, for nearly forty years, gave his whole time to that industry. Besides cutting and hauling the timber, he operated a saw-mill at Hillsborough Bridge for several years; and he retired from that business some three years...

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Biography of Harrison Amsden Rice

Harrison Amsden Rice, a successful dairy farmer of Henniker, was born in this town, June 18, 1816, son of Jacob and Lovisa (Howe) Rice. The Rices are descendants of Edmund Rice and his wife, Tamazine, who emigrated from England and settled in Sudbury, Mass., in 1639. The great-grandfather of Harrison A. Rice was Elijab Rice, son of Charles and Rachel Rice. Charles was the third in line from Edmund. Elijah Rice (second), the grandfather, who settled in Henniker at the beginning of the Revolutionary War, was a carpenter by trade. He served at the battle of Bunker Hill, and was commissioned an Ensign in 1779. He acquired a tract of land now located in the centre of the village, affording the site of the present hotel. His death occurred in 1805. In the year 1779 he married Margaret Patterson, who died October 5, 1797. He subsequently contracted a second marriage with Margaret Stuart, a native of Warner, N.H., who died December 18, 1859. Jacob Rice was born in Henniker, January 23, 1787. When about seven years old, while visiting the family of Thomas Brown, a neighboring farmer whose son Nahum was a deaf mute, Jacob learned to converse by signs with the boy. This so pleased Mr. Brown that he agreed to do well by Jacob if the latter would remain with him until he came of age. Jacob...

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Dimon Rice (Royce, Dimond)

DIMOND RICE was b. in 1767, in ; m. June 17, 1792, in Claremont, Lydia Bradley, who was b. in 1774. He d. in Cornish, Jan. 21, 1823. His wid. m. June 10, 1828, John Lothrop. No issue. She d. in Cornish, Sept. 14, 1864. Children of Dimond and Lydia Rice; exact order cannot be given: 1. BETSEY, b. March 16, 1793; m. , Cyrus Hartshorn. 2. BRADLEY; lived in Manchester. 3. SALLY, b. March 26, 1797; m. March 9, 1817, Thompson Jenny of Grantham. Eight children. She d. April 30, 1865. (See Jenny.) 4. ESTHER BUNNELL, b. Oct. 23, 1798; m. Jesse Ross. 5. WARREN, b. ; m. Sept. 6, 1820, Judith Johnson of Cornish, dau. of John and Hannah (Huggins) Johnson, b. May 19, 1801. Lived in Northfield, Vt. 6. WILLARD. 7. LYDIA; Never m. Lived in Royalton, Vt. 8. HARRIET; m. Emerson. 9. HANNAH; m. Smith. 10. WILLIAM P; m. Caroline. She lived and d. in Warren,...

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