Biography of Richard Rice
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RICHARD RICE, physician. Elida, was born February 7, 1825, in Oswego County, N. Y.; son of Joseph and Sarah (Buel) Rice, former a son of Asa Rice, and a carpenter by trade, a native of Connecticut; later a native of Vermont, and both of Welsh descent. They were married in Oswego County, N. Y., whence in 1844 they moved to Covington, Ky., and from there, in 1868. to Elida, this county, where they both died. They were parents of thirteen children of whom our subject is the only survivor. Our subject began the study of medicine in Kentucky, and pursued it there for a short time, and graduated in 1853 from the Eclectic Medical College of Cincinnati, Ohio. He commenced the practice of his profession in St. Johns, Auglaize County, Ohio, where he remained about two years, then in 1855, came to Elida, this county. Dr. Rice was married in August, 1849, to Miss Samantha M. Carman, of Clinton Co., Ohio, daughter of James and Rosanna (Ellis) Carman, natives of Kentucky and Virginia respectively. To our subject and wife were born three children of whom two are now living: Carman B. and Charles B. Mrs. Rice died July 22, 1871, and Dr. Rice then married, August. 7, 1873, Miss Sarah Brown, of Wood County, Ohio, a native of Perry County, Ohio, born April 15, 1827, daughter of Rev. Matthew Brown, a native of Virginia. The Doctor served three years in the late war of the Rebellion, in McLaughlin's Squadron, Ohio Cavalry, and was promoted from private to captain in 1862, and in 1863 to major. He returned home in 1864. In politics he is a Republican.

From:
History of Allen County, Ohio
Published by: Wamer, Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1885


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