William James Rice

25 September 1893–9 January 1953 (Age 59)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of William James

When William James Rice was born on 25 September 1893, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Thomas Jefferson Rice, was 19 and his mother, Nancy Eva Frisbee, was 21. He married Amy Davis on 19 July 1925, in Sharp, Arkansas, United States. He died on 9 January 1953, in Black Rock, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Black Rock, Lawrence, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William James Rice
Amy Davis
Marriage: 19 July 1925

Spouse and Children

19 July 1925
Sharp, Arkansas, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Jefferson Rice


    Nancy Eva Frisbee




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1904 · William H. Fuller Grows 70 Acres of Rice

Age 11

Rice is one Arkansas leading crops, in 1904 William H. Fuller planted 70 acres of rice, this act is what started the making rice the leading crop in Arkansas.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: variant of Reese .2 Americanized spelling of German Reis .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • James William Willie Rice, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • James William Rice, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William James Rice, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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