George Washington Rice

1836–22 March 1913 (Age 77)
Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Rice was born in 1836, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Erwin Rice, was 33 and his mother, Diadema Bishop, was 35. He married Elizabeth Doty in 1857. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Findley Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Avoca Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 22 March 1913, in Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Pontiac, Livingston, Illinois, United States.

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George Washington Rice
Elizabeth Doty
Marriage: 1857
Charles M. Rice
Lucy F. Rice
Loren Monroe Rice
Anna Dora Rice
Cora Alice Rice
Minta Rice
Emma Rice
William Rice

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    Charles M. Rice


    Lucy F. Rice


    Loren Monroe Rice




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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 3

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

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)

  • George W Rice in household of Erwin Rice, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George W Rice, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Rice in entry for Loren M Rice and Lizzie J Chapman, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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