Ira Rice

28 October 1793–14 April 1868 (Age 74)
New Ashford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Ira

When Ira Rice was born on 28 October 1793, in New Ashford, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Titus Rice, was 49 and his mother, Lois Kellogg, was 41. He married Minerva Saxton in 1814, in Manchester, Ontario, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1850 and Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1812. He died on 14 April 1868, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Rice
Sarah Ann Harrington
Marriage: March 1825
Harriet Rice
Benjamin G. Rice
Leonard Gurley Rice
Hennriette Rice
Sarah Ann Rice
Oscar North Rice
Adeline Azealide Rice
Adelbert Silas Rice
Caroline Elmira Rice
Deliah Ann Rice
William Hyrum Rice
Ephriam E. Rice

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    March 1825Ontario, New York, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 1
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
    1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York
    Age 4
    Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 26
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    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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    Sources (27)

    • Ira Rice, "United States Census, 1840"
    • Ira Rice in entry for William Kelsy Rice, 1913, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ira Bill, "United States Census, 1830"

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