When Zelia Dice was born in 1837, in Vermont, United States, her father, Jacob Dice, was 25 and her mother, Sophia Hopkins, was 25. She married William Oliver on 15 June 1867, in Trumbull, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Champion Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Braceville, Trumbull, Ohio, United States in 1880. She died on 23 October 1913, in Braceville Township, Trumbull, Ohio, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Braceville, Trumbull, Ohio, United States.
English: from Middle English dyse, dyce ‘dice, chance, luck’, probably applied as a nickname for a habitual dice player; compare Deas and Hazard . Alternatively, the name may be a variant of Dye , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, or an alternative pronunciation of a variant of Diss .
Possibly also an Americanized form of German Deis or of its Dutch variants Dijs and Deijs; compare Dyes .