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I W Rice


Posted By: County Coordiantor
Date: 11/19/2006 at 15:25:22

I W Rice, dealer in lumber, agricultural implements, barbed wire, doors, sash, etc. Ogden, a native of Rutland county, Vermont, born May 7, 1838, when six years of age his parents removed to Aurora, Illinois, on the outbreak of he rebellion he enlisted in company A, Thirty-sixth Illinois cavalry, August 2, 1861, and served two and one-half years, and then veteranized and was mustered out December 1865, he as engaged in the following battles: Pea Ridge, Iuka, Corinth, Vicksburg, and numerous skirmishes, after leaving the service he returned to Aurora and was married there to Miss Mary E Shoemaker, February 20, 1868, a native of New York, they have one daughter: Lizzie B, in 1879 he came to Ogden and started his present business, in which he has been eminently successful, although he has been here but a short time, but being energetic, self-reliant and an enterprising man, and by dint of his own indefatigable exertions, has made a place on influence and standing among his fellow citizens

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