William Henry Rice

7 June 1876–16 October 1954 (Age 78)
Wainfleet, Welland, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Rice was born on 7 June 1876, in Wainfleet, Welland, Ontario, Canada, his father, Harman Otis Rice, was 27 and his mother, Mary Jane Toor, was 24. He married Esther Jane Swayze on 26 June 1901, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 16 October 1954, at the age of 78, and was buried in North Pelham, Pelham, Welland, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Rice
Esther Jane Swayze
Marriage: 26 June 1901
Esther Mary Lucille Rice
David Oatis Rice

Spouse and Children


    Esther Jane Swayze


26 June 1901
Ontario, Canada


    Esther Mary Lucille Rice


    David Oatis Rice


Parents and Siblings

    Harman Otis Rice


    Mary Jane Toor




World Events (5)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 7

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 10

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 30

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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)

  • William H Rice in household of Harmon O Rice, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Wm Henry Rice, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Wm. Henry Rice, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"

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