Charles Edward Rice

3 March 1848–10 May 1934 (Age 86)
Bear River, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Charles Edward

When Charles Edward Rice was born on 3 March 1848, in Bear River, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Aaron Rice, was 34 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Aymar, was 32. He married Sarah Sophia Rice on 4 August 1881, in Bear River, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Hillsbourgh, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1881 and Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1901. He died on 10 May 1934, in Bear River, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 86, and was buried in Bear River, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Charles Edward Rice
Sarah Sophia Rice
Marriage: 4 August 1881
Willard Garfield Rice
Olive Aymer Rice
Howard Francis Rice

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 August 1881Bear River, Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children


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    World Events (4)

    Age 21
    Age 23
    British Columbia joins the confederation.
    1909 · First Canadian Flight
    Age 61
    The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

    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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    Sources (19)

    • Charles E Rice in entry for Olive Aymer Rice, "Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904"
    • Charles Rice in household of Aaron Rice, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • Charles Rice in entry for Willard Garfield Rice and Jean Watson Wardlaw, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"

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