Biography of Baxter Rice
Madison County, NY Biographies





Rice, Baxter, came from Massachusetts and was an early settler on the farm now owned by A. W. Head. Most of his later life was spent in Madison, but he died in Oriskany Falls. He was a successful farmer. His children were Catharine, Oliver B., Harriet, Baxter, Harmony, Adeline, and Henry B. Oliver B. was also a farmer and accumulated a fair property. He was highway commissioner twenty one years and assessor three years. His wife was Mary Hazard, by whom he had two children: William H., and Oliver H., both of Madison village. Oliver B. died February 21, 1885, and his wife died April 19, 1887. Oliver H. Rice was born October 28, 1849, and spent his early life on the farm He came to the village in 1884, and has worked as a carpenter since 1873. His large shop and cider mill building was erected in 1893. He is an energetic and industrious business man and has enjoyed a fair measure of success. On December 14, 1877, Mr. Rice married Mary Welling, by whom he had one son, Ray W. Rice. Mr. Rice is a Republican, but not active in local politics. He is a member of the Congregational church and has been trustee about sixteen years.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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