Biography of Frank M. Rice
Audubon County, IA Biographies





Frank M. Rice, clerk of the district court of Audubon county, Iowa, was born on April 26, 1834, on a farm in Rock Island county, Illinois, son of Warren C. and Rachel (Marshall) Rice, natives of Ohio. Frank M. Rice came to Audubon county, Iowa, in September, 1879, and his parents came here to make their permanent home in 1883. They settled on a farm in Greeley township, where Warren C. Rice died in 1905, his wife having departed this life in 1888, five years after coming to the new home in the West. Warren C. Rice and wife were the parents of three children, Mrs. Emma Moore of Omaha; Edward C., a resident of Gray, Iowa. and Frank M., the subject of this sketch.

In September, 1879, Frank M. Rice migrated from Illinois to Iowa, locating on a farm in Greeley township, this county. He invested his savings in eighty acres of raw prairie land and erected a small house which served as his habitation for a time until he could make additions thereto. He resided on his well tilled acres until January, 1895, when he moved to Audubon to take up his duties as deputy clerk of the district court, which office he filled for a period of two years. He then engaged in the bakery and restaurant business for a period of thirteen years. His next business venture was buying and selling of horses and conducting a sale barn in Audubon, in which business he has been. successful.

On March 19, 1876, Frank M. Rice was married to Lucy Mulhollen of Rock Island county, Illinois, to which union two children have been born, Eva, born on March 19, 1878, died on December 6, 1903, and Blair E., August 12, 1893, who is deputy clerk of the court, and who was educated in the Audubon high school and the Iowa State Agricultural College at Ames.

F. M. Rice is a Democrat and takes a prominent and influential part in the political affairs of the county. He was elected to the office of clerk of the district court in the fall of 1912 and faithfully performed the duties of his office. Mr. Rice is a member of the Knights of Pythias lodge at Audubon. and is one of the best known citizens of Audubon county.

From:
History of Audubon County, Iowa
Its People, Industries and Instutions
H. F. Andrews, Editor
B. F. Bowen & Company, Inc.
Indianapolis - 1915


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