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Rice, E Melvin

Male 1860 - 1938


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  • Name  Rice, E Melvin 
    Born  17 Mar 1860  Canaan Twp - Morrow Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    _UID  D0DE518AD42F497390AFB5C4BC9FAEB3BC83 
    Died  1 Oct 1938  Columbus - Franklin Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried  4 Oct 1938  Caledonia Cemetery - Marion Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I533  Patty McKinley's Genealogy
    Last Modified  13 Apr 2009 

    Father  Rice, Elias,   b. 23 Feb 1832, Canaan Twp - Marion., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1895, Caledonia - Marion Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Brown, Priscilla,   b. 18 Sep 1830, OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1903, Marion County, OH Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  19 Oct 1854  Morrow Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Status  MARRIED 
    Notes 
    • United States Federal Census 1860 Canaan Twp Morrow Co., OH Roll M653- 1017 Page 112
      Elias Rice age 28 occupation Farmer Value of Real Estate $3000 Value of Personal Estate $826 born in OH wife Priscilla age 29 born in OH daughter Rhoda age 5 born in OH son Melvin age 4mos born in OH brother-in-law Lat(?) Brown age 19 occupation Farmer
      United States Federal Census 1870 Canaan Twp., Marion Co., OH Roll M593- 1247 Page 289
      Rice Elias age 38 occupation Farmer Value of Real Estate $4400 Value of Personal Estate $600 born in OH wife Priscilla age 40 born in OH daughter Rhoda age 14 born in OH son Melvin age 10 born in OH son George age 7 born in OH daughter Emma age 7mos born in OH
      United States Federal Census 1880 Canaan Twp., Morrow Co., OH Roll T9-1053 Page 250C Enumeration District: 125
      Rice Elias age 48 born in OH both parents born in PA wife Priscilla age 49 born in OH Father born in OH Mother born in VA son George age 17 born in OH daughter Emma D age 10 born in OH
    Family ID  F139  Group Sheet

    Family  Welsch, Mary Ann Smith 
    Children 
     1. Rice, Ida Ellen
    Family ID  F193  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • "HISTORY of MARION CO., OHIO" 1883 Pg. 745
      Claridon Township - Marion County Ohio
      E. MELVIN RICE, (Claridon Township) of the firm of Woodbridge & Rice, proprietors of a saw mill, is a son of Elias and Priscilla (Brown) Rice, born in Morrow County, Ohio, March 15, 1860. His parents are still residing in the above county. Having received an ordinary education in the common schools, he married, November 28, 1882, Miss Mary A. Smith, a daughter of Charles Smith. Her parents were natives of Germany, but came to America about 1865, stopping at Hartford, Conn., a few years, but settling permanently at Caledonia. Mr. E. M. Rice is an industrious young man. He first engaged in the saw mill business in 1875, with a firm known as Pitus, Woodbridge & Co. They conducted a profitable business for five years, when Mr. Woodbridge died. In 1880, Mrs.Woodbridge and Mr. Rice purchased the entire mill interest, since which time they have been driving a good trade. Mr. R. is a member of the K. of P., of the Democratic party, and, with his wife, of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

      United States Federal Census 1880 Caledonia Twp - Marion Co., OH Enumeration District 97 Roll T9-1046 Page 145
      Wooldridge Rhoda age 24 born in OH both parents born in OH daughter Anna age 6 born in OH Father born in England brother Melvin Rice age 20 occupation Owner of Saw Mill born in OH both parents born in OH
      United States Federal Census 1930 Marion Twp - Marion Co. OH Roll 1847 Page 4A Enumeration District 14
      Geyer Charles R Value of personal estate $20.00 age 43 married 18 years born in OH Father born in OH Mother born in PA occupation Chainmaker in Foundry wife Ida E age 43 married 18 years born in OH Father born in OH Mother born in CT son Andrew H age age 23 occupation Houseman in Hotel son Everett C age 20 occupation Baker in Bakery daughter Mary M age 12 daughter Helen M age 8 daughter Mae A age 8 son John R age 6 son Kenneth R age 8 6/12(?) all born in OH Father-in-law Rice Elias M age 70

      The Marion Daily Star, Marion Co., OH Spetember 17, 1903
      Melvin Rice, who is employed at the J. A. Resler planing mill, had then end of his middle finger of his right hand cut off, last Friday afternoon. Mr. Rice was working at one of the saws and accidently got too close. The end of his finger was cut clear through just above the root of the nail. He was taken to Dr. Baker's office and the wound was attended. He will be off duty for some time, although the finger is healing nicely.

      Information obtained from pilot.familysearch.com Ohio Deaths 1908-1953
      Name: Melvin Rice
      Titles:
      Death date: 01 Oct 1938
      Death place: Columbus, Franklin, Ohio
      Birth date: 17 Mar 1860
      Estimated birth year:
      Birth place: Near Caledonia, Ohio
      Age at death: 78 years 6 months 13 days
      Gender: Male
      Marital status: Widowed
      Race or color: Caucasian
      Street address:
      Occupation: Laborer
      Residence: , Marion, Ohio
      Burial date: 04 Oct 1938
      Burial place: Caledonia, O.
      Cemetery name: Caledonia
      Spouse name: Mary Welsch
      Father name: Elias Rice
      Father titles:
      Father birth place: Ohio
      Mother name: Priscilla Brown
      Mother titles:
      Mother birth place: Ohio
      GSU film number: 2023667
      Digital GS number: 4020718
      Image number: 658
      Reference number: fn 57288
      Collection: Ohio Deaths 1908-1953

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Morrow County Ohio Marriages, Vol. 1-B pg. 31.