Harland Rice

20 December 1861–February 1953 (Age 91)
Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Harland

When Harland Rice was born on 20 December 1861, in Neenah, Winnebago, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Clark Rice, was 29 and his mother, Emily Draper, was 26. He had at least 1 daughter with Luella Merrill. He lived in Clearwater Township, Wright, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years and Clearwater, Wright, Minnesota, United States for about 20 years. He died in February 1953, in Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 91.

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Harland Rice
Luella Merrill
Grace Rice

Spouse and Children


    Luella Merrill




    Grace Rice


Parents and Siblings

    Clark Rice


    Emily Draper




World Events (8)

1862 · The Dakota Conflict/War

Age 1

The Dakota War was an armed conflict between the United States and several bands of Dakota Native Americans. It began along the Minnesota River four years after Minnesota was admitted as a state. The Dakota made attacks on hundreds of settlers, which resulted in their deaths. A military tribunal sentenced 303 Dakota men to death for their crimes but 264 of them were exonerated. The remaining 38 were apart of a mass hanging on December 26 that same year. It was the largest mass execution in United States history.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 6

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 32

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.

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)

  • Harland Rice in household of Frank J Trafton, "Minnesota State Census, 1895"
  • Harland Rice in household of Philo Rice, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harland Rice, "United States Census, 1910"

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