Mary Rice

23 September 1789–24 November 1859 (Age 70)
Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Rice was born on 23 September 1789, in Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonah Rice, was 25 and her mother, Molly Hoit, was 16. She married Caleb Ward Jr. on 26 July 1810, in Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 24 November 1859, at the age of 70, and was buried in Meetinghouse Hill Cemetery, Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Ward Jr.
1778–1833
Mary Rice
1789–1859
Marriage: 26 July 1810
Myra W Ward
1811–1895
Ede Ward
1814–1899
Mary J Ward
1818–1869
Emma Ward
1820–1862
Stephen Ward
1823–1912
Cynthia Avesta Ward
1825–1894

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 July 1810Ashburnham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1791
    Age 2
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
    1791 · The Bill of Rights
    Age 2
    After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
    1808
    Age 19
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    Name Meaning

    Welsh: Anglicized pronunciation of one of the most common Welsh personal names, Rhys, from a form originally meaning ‘rash, impetuous’, also spelled Rys and Re(e)s. See also Reese , with which it is interchangeable as a result of different Anglicized forms of the Welsh vowel y, and also compare Preece and Price . Initial R- in Welsh is voiceless and often spelled Rh-, but in English R- is voiced as in the Anglicized surnames Rees and Rice. Welsh y is a short back vowel /ɪ/. In the medieval period the English approximation of this vowel was either /i/ or /e/, lengthened to /i:/ and /e:/. Subsequent sound changes in English produced the alternative pronunciations represented in Rees, Preece and Rice, Price. The name has also been established in Ireland from an early date.English: either a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a thicket (Middle English ris, rice, ris, from Old English hrīs, Old Norse hrís), or a habitational name for someone who came from a place called with this word, such as Rise (East Yorkshire).English: perhaps a nickname from Middle English Rys(e) and Re(e)s which when without a preposition could derive from one or other of several Old French and Middle English words, including Anglo-Norman French ris ‘laughter, smile’, Middle English ris, res ‘stem, stalk’, in origin the same word as in 2 above, and Middle English ris, rise, rice, res, Old French ris, riz ‘rice’, perhaps a nickname for a rice dealer or a cook.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Reese
    Rees
    Ryce
    Rise
    Wrice

    Sources (25)

    • Mary in entry for Stephen Ward, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Mary Rici in entry for Stephen Ward and Catherie Kingsbury Tuckerman, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Rice in entry for Edie W. Howe, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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