Virigina Leonetza Rice

1908–18 October 1963 (Age 55)
Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Virigina Leonetza

When Virigina Leonetza Rice was born in 1908, in Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States, her father, Benjamin Morris Rice, was 26 and her mother, Charlotte (Lottie) Hinkston, was 26. She married Leander (Lee) Dixon on 16 April 1929, in Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Springfield, Clark, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 18 October 1963, in Springfield Township, Clark, Ohio, United States, at the age of 55.

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Leander (Lee) Dixon
Virigina Leonetza Rice
Marriage: 16 April 1929
Leander Dixon Jr.
Maxine Louise Dixon
Lloyd Eugene Dixon
Patricia Ann Dixon
Benjamin Dixon
Millard Michael Dixon

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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed
Age 0
Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 1
Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
Age 15
Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

(1997: 54404;2007: 111519; 2010: 149500)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).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (12)

  • Virginia Rice in household of Benn Rice, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Virginia Rice in entry for Benjamin Morris Dixon and Rita Irene Brown, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Virginia Rice in entry for Leander Dixon, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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