Andrew Rice

Brief Life History of Andrew

When Andrew Rice was born on 22 March 1833, in Washington, Maryland, United States, his father, Jacob Rice, was 48 and his mother, Mary Rowland, was 44. He married Barbara Ellen Funk on 13 October 1863, in Ogle, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 daughters. He lived in Mount Morris, Ogle, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Lincoln Township, Ogle, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 5 June 1884, in Ogle, Illinois, United States, at the age of 51.

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Andrew Rice
1833–1884
Barbara Ellen Funk
1841–1916
Marriage: 13 October 1863
Mary C Rice
1865–1879
Emma Rice
1875–1875
Hannah Rice
1875–1875
Anna Louise Rice
1870–1958
Alice Rice
1872–1894

Sources (11)

  • Andrew Rice in household of Isaac Rice, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Andrew Rice, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Andrew Rice in entry for Mrs Barbara Rice Funk, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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1836 · Remember the Alamo

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1836

Historical Boundaries: 1836: Ogle, Illinois, United States

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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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