L J Rice
Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/9/2006 at 15:55:08
L J Rice, druggist, Boone, was born in Jefferson county, New York, March 12, 1828, his early life was that of a farmer boy, and until fifteen year4s of age his time was divided between attending school and assisting in the management of the farm, he then commenced his mercantile experience, and in 1855 came to Boonesboro, Iowa and engaged in the milling business, the enterprise proving a profitable one, he then moved to Illinois and remained there until the close of the war, and again came to this county and engaged n his present business in which he has been eminently successful, and while his private business is large and requiring well directed and indomitable industry to manage with success, he has an ever ready and willing hand to encourage and assist every worthy public enterprise, and anything that give reasonable promise of being of present or permanent value to the community, never fails to receive from him that encouragement its importance demands, there are lives more sensational in their career, but none confer greater benefit in society or are more honored that the successful self-made man; he was married to Miss Jennie Moffatt in 1852, she was born in New York, they have one son: Clarence E
1880 Boone Co History Book
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