John Asaph Rice

22 February 1829–21 April 1880 (Age 51)
Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of John Asaph

When John Asaph Rice was born on 22 February 1829, in Northborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Anson Rice, was 30 and his mother, Lucy S. Sherman, was 29. He married Margaret Van Slyke Culver on 1 November 1855, in Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 21 April 1880, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

John Asaph Rice
1829–1880
Margaret Van Slyke Culver
1829–1891
Marriage: 1 November 1855
Wallace De Groot Rice
1859–1939
Margaret Sherman Rice
1865–1916
Lewis Anson Rice
1871–1941

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1855Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (7)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 1
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1830 · The Oregon Trail
    Age 1
    Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.
    1846
    Age 17
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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 (6)

    • John Asaph Rice, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • John A. in entry for Wallace De G. Rice and Annie F. Mcgrath, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • John A Rice in entry for Wallace Rice, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"

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