Ellen E. Rice

June 1855–
Randolph, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of Ellen E.

When Ellen E. Rice was born in June 1855, in Randolph, Missouri, United States, her father, Mitchell Hansford Rice, was 34 and her mother, Rachel Jane Teter, was 25. She married George Tharp in 1871, in Adams, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Camp Point Township, Adams, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Kingston Election Precinct, Kitsap, Washington, United States for about 10 years. She died in Washington, United States, and was buried in Roy Cemetery, Roy, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Tharp
1848–1923
Ellen E. Rice
1855–
Marriage: 1871
Edwin Gill Tharp
1872–1954
Anna A Tharp
1875–1946
Nellie Jane Tharp
1878–1945

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1871Adams, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 1
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
    1860
    Age 5
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
    1886
    Age 31
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    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 (17)

    • Ellen Rice in entry for Anna Alice Fillingham, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • E E Rice in household of M H Rice, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ellen Rine in entry for Edwin G Tharp and Johanna F Kruse, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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