Polly Goodrich Rice

Female3 January 1879–14 July 1974

Brief Life History of Polly Goodrich

When Polly Goodrich Rice was born on 3 January 1879, in Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Miles Rice, was 24 and her mother, Mary Caroline Greenman, was 22. She married Pearly Bliss Hurley on 18 September 1901, in Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Riverside Judicial Township, Riverside, California, United States in 1940. She died on 14 July 1974, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Milton Cemetery, Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pearly Bliss Hurley
1878–1963
Polly Goodrich Rice
1879–1974
Marriage: 18 September 1901
Lucile Miltonette Hurley
1904–1993
Kenneth Duane Hurley
1915–2001

Sources (15)

  • Polly G Hurley, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Polly Goodrich Rice, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"
  • Polly G Hurley, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 September 1901Milton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1893

    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1893: Riverside, California, United States

    1904

    Age 25

    St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    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.

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