Saturday, January 2, 2016

Judah Rice

Judah Rice

born;  18 JAN 1843 - Machiasport, Maine
died;  30 March 1922 - Northfield Cemetery
married on 18  JAN 1868 - Machiasport, Maine
His Father;  Benjamin Rice
His Mother;  Jane Larrabee
His Wife;
Susan E. Foster
born;  30  NOV  1849 - Machiasport, Maine
died;  27  nov 1912  - Northfield Cem,  Northfield, Maine
Her Father;  Horace Foster
Her Mother;  Nancy Libby

Judah Rice

Susan E. Foster


Thurman C. Rice -

born  7  MARCH  1889 Machiasport, Maine
died  1    Jan    1957
married on     3     JULY     1913
his wife;
Mabel  H.  Hatt
born;  18    NOV    1895 - Wesley, Maine
died;  7     MAY   1922 - Northfield, Maine

Thurman C. Rice

Virgil Wilder Rice
born;  10     SEPT     1886
died;  9     APRIL     1965
married on   28  MARCH  1914
(1st marr. to Ruth V. Leporte - 4 nov 1911)
his wife;
Vesta Beulah Dill
born;  19  Oct  1896 - Richmond, Maine
died;  5  Dec  1987 - Machias, Maine
(she later married Ralph Day)
her father;  Charles E. Dill
her mother;  Achsia B. Babcock (Peacock)

Vesta Beulah Dill

Grover Cleveland Rice
born;  9    Feb    1892   centerville, Maine
died;  25   MAR   1893

Benjamin Harrison Rice

born;  9    Feb    1892   centerville, Maine
died;  18   AUG   1892

William  W. Rice
born;  11    OCT  1863
died;   21  MAR  1892
(never married)

Merton "mertie" Rice
born;  22     APRIL     1871

Clyde Garvey Rice
born;  21  NOV  1883
died;  30    MAY    1962 - Northfield, Maine
married on  30   SEPT   1906 - Machias, Maine
his wife;
Etta May Burns
born;  27   JULY   1885
died;  1958 - Northfield, Maine
her father;  Henry Burns
her mother;  Charlotte Amanda Welch

Clyde Garvey Rice & Etta May Burns

Charlotte Amanda Welch

Elmer Hilton Rice
born;  2   APRIL   1882 - Northfield, Maine
died;  1933
married on  7  April  1904 - Wesley, Maine
his wife;
Fannie S. Archer
her father;  Charles A. Archer
her mother;  Corilla  Leighton

Elmer Hilton Rice

Edwin A. "Ed" Rice
born;  24  OCT  1868 - Machiasport, Maine
died;  1911
married Amy on 4 March 1911 at  Grantham, , New Hampshire
1st marriage;
Bertha    ?
2nd Marriage
Amy Slack
died;  2  Feb  1946 NH
her father;  Henry F. Slack
her mother;  Laura White
Amy's 1st husband -
Elmer  Glenn Kidder
married Amy in 21  August  1892  at Enfield, , New Hampshire
Father;     Alfred  R.  Kidder
Mother;    Mary  E.  Foster               (daughter of Thomas Foster)
Edwin "Ed" Rice & Amy Slack

Edwin "Ed" Rice

Clara Rice

born;  20  JUNE  1870

Clara Rice (seated) and mother Susan E. (Foster) Rice

Annie B. Rice
born;  10   JAN    1875
Husband 1;
Wellington E. Caler
born;    20  April  1865    Centerville, Maine
died;    10  May  1905     Centerville, Maine
married;  28  Aug.  1892  Columbia Falls, Maine
his father;  Charles W. Caler
his mother;  Christina  Christie  C. Snow
Husband 2;
Maleolm W.  Clark
born;    2  Feb.  1880  Boston, Mass.
died;     7  Dec.  1960  Ellsworth, Maine
married;  31  Oct.  1904  Machias, Maine
his father;  Samuel Clark
his mother;  Almira    ?

Annie B. Rice

Annie's daughter - Mina Caler

Ernest Owen Rice
born;  30     JAN     1880
died;  1    Jan    1900

Ernest Owen Rice

Judah Rice and his brother Freeman Rice each married daughters of Horace Foster and Nancy Libby of Machiasport, Maine.  They purchased the Rice Farmstead in Northfield, Maine and the two families lived there sharing the taxes.  At some point Judah came to own all of the Rice lands, including the 100 acres where the farmhouse stood, mainly blueberry fields, land across the roadway where a hunting cabin stood, land and another hunting cabin on Eastern Ridge, and a large section of land near where the one room schoolhouse once stood in Northfield, Maine.

photo I took of the Rice Farmstead as seen from upper blueberry fields, route 192, Northfield, Maine

Clyde Garvey Rice - Judah's son, ended up with all of the Rice property but years later when Etta May Burns came down sick from cancer and had to have operations, Clyde had to begin selling off sections of land, including all of the land by the one room schoolhouse.
Clyde's brother Virgil Wilder Rice also owned land and a farmhouse by the one room schoolhouse where Virgil lived with his wife Vesta Beulah Dill.  Vesta was listed in at least one town record as being the superintendent of Northfield schools.  Virgil liked to tip the bottle and was said to be extremely jealous of Vesta, which led to many fights.  Grace Lois Rice, who married Raymond L. Anthony of Canton, Ohio would walk the long distance from the rice farmstead to Vesta's nearly every day and considered her one of her closest friends.
Vesta would later marry Ralph Day.  On at least one document Virgil and Vesta are both listed as being registered Maine guides.
I recall my Uncle Bernard Rice as saying Benjamin Rice came down to Maine from NS, Canada and that he lived on Indian land there.  My grandmother, Grace Anthony also said Benjamin came down to Maine from Canada, but she thought he may of lived on land near or on indian lands there.  We have never been able to find out who Benjamin rice's parents were and if anyone has such information, please consider contacting me and sharing it with me, I would be very thankful.

Rice Farmstead as seen from route 192

The farmhouse burned to the ground some time after the last Rice lived there during a lightning storm.  Only the barn remained and was later torn down by the new land owner.

Rice hunting cabin, route 192, Northfield, Maine

Built as a hunting cabin, my grandmother, Grace Lois (Rice) Anthony lived in it for many years raising her daughter there.  The cabin was directly across the road from the Rice Farmstead.  The new land owner torn the cabin down.

Clyde Garvey Rice dog license


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