HENRY CLAY RICE, farmer; P. O. Springfield. Mr. Rice lives just beyond the city limits on the south, where he
owns 25 acres of beautiful land, which he has laid off into lots; said plat contains ninety five very desirable
building sites, and is called by its founder Riceville; it contains three streets, viz., Henry, Clay and Rice.
Mr. Rice was born in Harmony Township, Clark Co., Ohio Sept 25, 1830; he is a son of Edward and Lucy Rice. When
14 years of age, he began the trade of saddle and harness making, at which he worked some three years, but, on
account of poor health, was obliged to seek different employment; hence he learned the carpenter's trade, at which
he worked six years. and since then has devoted his time chiefly to farming. He was married, Aug. 12, 1855, to
Sarah S. Dean; their children are Ida Belle, Edward A. and Harry C.; Ida was married, Nov. 27, 1879, to Willis
Little; Edward was married, Nov. 24, 1880, to Alice Pool. Mr. Rice is a man of good moral character, honorable
and upright in all his dealings, and possessed with a warm, genial spirit, which prompts him to many acts of kindness;
although a sober, industrious man, yet he loves a day of recreation, and still keeps up the practice of taking
a deer and wild turkey hunt once a year.
History of Clark County, Ohio
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Clark County, Ohio
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