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Charlotte Rice, 1840-1931

RICE, GILE

Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 3/8/2009 at 15:14:02

Aged Woman Is Called To Final Reward Thurs.

Mrs. Charlotte Rice died at the home of her son Elijah Thursday night [February 26, 1931] following a stroke of paralysis. She has been able to be around home caring for her own room and other small duties prior to her illness, which kept her bedfast since the 16th of February.

Mrs. Rice was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gile and was born in the state of New York, April 3rd, 1840. She was three years old, when she moved with her parents to Walworth county, Wisconsin. She grew to womanhood there and was united in marriage to Seymour Rice in 1857. With Lincoln's second call for troops in the Civil war, her husband enlisted and died from exposure in a few months, leaving her with two boys to care for. After they were grown she has made her home with them. Part of the time in Estherville and part of the time at Gooding, Idaho, with the other son Elvin S. Rice.

Besides her sons she leaves surviving her, thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. The funeral services were held at the Mahlum and Anderson chapel, the Rev. F. C. Aathout of Sioux Falls, S. D. having charge of the services. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Contributed by: Ruth Hackett. Source: Vindicator and Republican, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; March 4, 1931.


 

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