Mary Virginia Rice

Female1 March 1823–15 June 1890

Brief Life History of Mary Virginia

When Mary Virginia Rice was born on 1 March 1823, in Athens, Ohio, United States, her father, Col Jonas Rice, was 34 and her mother, Tamar Culver, was 23. She married Joseph Dorr Wolf on 29 May 1844, in Haydenville, Hocking, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in York Township, Tuscarawas, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Starr, Hocking, Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 15 June 1890, in Logan, Hocking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Haydenville, Hocking, Ohio, United States.

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Joseph Dorr Wolf
Mary Virginia Rice
Marriage: 29 May 1844
Sarah Marie Wolfe
Andrea Wolf
Lewis Wolf
Mary M Wolf
Helena Theresa Wolf
Hester T. Wolf
Andrew Joseph Wolf
Fannie L Wolfe
Effie Wolfe

Sources (11)

  • Hary Wolf, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Rice, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Mary V. Rice Wolf, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 May 1844Haydenville, Hocking, Ohio, United States
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

    Age 13

    On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


    Age 23

    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.

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