JOHN T. URICE, of Garrison, dealer in general merchandise, established the business in 1874, it being the first of its kind in the town. He was born in Virginia, and is the son of George and Mary (Arnold) Urice, both natives of that State. He came to Benton County in 1855, settling in Jackson Township, where he engaged in farming until 1872, when he removed to Blairstown, where he engaged as a butcher, which business he continued for one and a half years, when he sold out and went into general merchandise in the same town. He remained there but a short time, however, when he came to this place and established the business which he now conducts.
Our subject was married, Oct. 2, 1864, to Mary S. Adams, a native of this State. They are the parents of three children — George N., Florence and Bertha L. Mr. Urice was appointed Postmaster in 1885, the office being established in 1879. Mr. Urice and wife are members of the Progressive Brethren Church.
Source Citation: "1887 Benton County, Iowa Biographies" [database online] Benton County IAGenWeb Project. <http://iagenweb.org/benton/>
Original data: "Portrait and Biographical Album of Benton County, Iowa." Chicago: Chapman Brothers, 1887, p. 310.
Transcribed by: Sue Soden. Submitted to the Benton County IAGenWeb Project on February 12th, 2009. Copyright © 2009 The IAGenWeb Project.