Biography of Adoniram J. Rice
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Rice, Adoniram J., was born in Hadley, Mass., April 17, 1835, a son of Simeon and Hannah (Kellogg) Rice. When he was in his fourteenth year the family removed to New Bedford and he has since resided in that city. Mr. Rice received a limited education in the public schools and engaged in various pursuits until the beginning of the Civil war, when he enlisted in Co. E, 3d Mass. Vols, and upon the expiration of his term, reenlisted in the 15th Unattached Mass. Vols., and was honorably discharged at the close of his enlistment. He then returned to New Bedford and until 1877 was engaged in several enterprises, in all of which he did not meet with any great measure of success. In 1877 he began a baking business on a small scale, gradually branching out until he was enabled in 1881 to open his present store at No. 861 South Water street. During the sixteen years in which he has conducted his business at this location Mr. Rice has established an extensive patronage and has gained recognition as one of the sound business men of this section of the city. He was joined in marriage to Katie B., daughter of John B. Warren of New Bedford, in 1862, and of their six children, but two survive: Arthur W. and Damon Winn.

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