William Kelsy Rice

27 October 1822–6 July 1913 (Age 90)
Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States

The Life Summary of William Kelsy

When William Kelsy Rice was born on 27 October 1822, in Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Ira Rice, was 28 and his mother, Minerva Saxton, was 27. He married Lucy Witter Geer on 6 October 1842, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 10 daughters. He lived in Utah, Utah, United States in 1850 and Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States for about 40 years. He died on 6 July 1913, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Farmington City Cemetery, Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Kelsy Rice
1822–1913
Lucy Witter Geer
1824–1899
Marriage: 6 October 1842
Cora Rice
1841–1867
Mochiam Rice
1845–1906
Ellen Mariah Rice
1846–1924
William Kelsey Rice
1848–1921
Lucy Augusta Rice
1850–1928
Sarah Minerva Rice
1852–1928
Ira Moses Rice
1854–1855
Elizabeth Adelaide Rice
1856–1945
Maryette Rice
1858–1924
Kelsey Leonard Rice
1859–1925
Julliette Rice
1861–1861
Rosetta Ann Rice
1863–1936
John Asaph Rice
1865–1947
Lowna Adella Rice
1867–1926
Lilly A Rice
1869–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 October 1842Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States
  • Children

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 3
    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.
    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis
    Age 3
    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
    1846
    Age 24
    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

    Story Highlight

    Ira Rice as written by Laurn Robinson Rice

    I wish to introduce my great grandfather, Ira Rice--pilgrim to the west and hero of the plains. He did not sail from the Fatherland, but sailed over-land across the barren plains and rugged mountains …

    Sources (58)

    • Wm R Rice, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William K. Rice in entry for Sarah Minerva Lyons, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • W K Rice, "United States Census, 1880"

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