Ellen E. Rice

June 1855–
Randolph, Missouri, United States

The Life 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. 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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George Tharp
Ellen E. Rice
Marriage: 1871
Edwin Gill Tharp
Anna A Tharp
Nellie J. Tharp

Spouse and Children

    George Tharp



Adams, Illinois, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Mitchell Hansford Rice





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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.

Age 5

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 31

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • E E Rice in household of M H Rice, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ellen E Rice in household of M H Rice, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ellen Tharp in household of G L Tharp, "United States Census, 1910"

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