William Marshall Rice

16 January 1894–10 November 1973 (Age 79)
Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of William Marshall

When William Marshall Rice was born on 16 January 1894, in Tahlequah, Cherokee, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Jordan John Rice, was 30 and his mother, Margaret L. Watkins Rice, was 17. He married Stella Matilda Witten on 3 February 1926, in Choctaw, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Sulphur Township, McCurtain, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1929. He died on 10 November 1973, in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

William Marshall Rice
Stella Matilda Witten
Marriage: 3 February 1926
Glenda Nell Rice Simmons Peabody Fay
Jeanetta Rice

Spouse and Children

3 February 1926
Choctaw, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Jordan John Rice


    Margaret L. Watkins Rice





    Mary Rice


    William Willie Rice


    Odelliah Rice



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Age 7

Bath was annexed by the City of Rensselaer (incorporated in 1897 from the former Village of Greenbush) in 1901, following 1890s attempts by the City of Albany to annex the Village of Bath, and later to annex both the Village of Bath and the City of Rensselaer.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: variant of Reese .2 Americanized spelling of German Reis .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Willie Rice, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Rice in household of William Warren, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Rice in household of William Warren, "United States Census, 1910"

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