RICE, THOMAS HENRY - Adair County, Missouri | THOMAS HENRY RICE - Missouri Gravestone Photos

Thomas Henry RICE

Willmathsville Church Cemetery
Adair County,

Jul 26, 1817 NY
Jun 12, 1897

Feb 22, 1817
Feb 22, 1886

JAMES HARLOW RICE, one of the oldest and most highly respected business men of Chicago, passed away at his home on Michigan Avenue, in that city, February 6, 1896. He was born in Tompkins County, New York, in 1830. His parents, Asa and Polly (Reed) Rice, were natives of Massachusetts, and settled in New York in 1811, shortly after their marriage. Asa Rice was a prosperous farmer, well known and esteemed for his great moral worth. Both he and his wife were members of the Methodist Church and active in good works. They attained a venerable age, the former dying when eighty years old, and the latter at seventy-five.

Mr. Rice [Asa] was an "old-line" Whig, and in later life became a Republican. His nine children reached mature years, and three came West, namely, Henry, Columbus T. and James H. Rice. The first two are now residents of Adair County, Missouri. Columbus Titus Rice came with his brother to Chicago in June, 1854, and proceeded to Missouri four years later, and has resided there ever since. In early life he was a carpenter, and worked at that occupation while a resident of Chicago. On going to Missouri he engaged in farming, but is now retired from active life. He was married in New York in 1855 to Miss Catherine Wickoff, who is still his companion on life's journey. They are the parents of six children, namely: Edward, Flora, Mary, Elizabeth, Charles, Augusta and James.

Album of Genealogy and Biography
Cook County, Illinois

RICE--Of congestive chills, Monday morning Feb. 22nd Mrs. Julia Rice, wife of Henry Rice, in her 70th year. She was interred Tuesday in Willmathville cemetery.

Weekly Graphic
Kirksville, Missouri
February 26, 1886

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Contributed on 8/21/19

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Submitted: 8/21/19 • Approved: 8/22/19 • Last Updated: 8/25/19 • R821302-G821302-S3

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