Lucy Ida Rice

19 November 1858–26 January 1925 (Age 66)
Washington Township, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Lucy Ida

When Lucy Ida Rice was born on 19 November 1858, in Washington Township, Lee, Iowa, United States, her father, Jonas Jr. Rice, was 34 and her mother, Harriet Newell Cowles, was 30. She married Green Henry Colvin in 1884, in Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Denmark, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1920. She died on 26 January 1925, in Iowa, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Denmark Cemetery, Denmark, Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Green Henry Colvin
Lucy Ida Rice
Marriage: 1884
Florence "Flossie" Rice Colvin
Elma Colvin

Spouse and Children

Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 9

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 18

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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)

  • Lucy J Rice in household of Jonas Rice, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucy Calvin in household of G*En Calvin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lucy T Colvin in household of Green H Colvin, "United States Census, 1910"

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