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Rice, Henry S. 1842-1933


Posted By: Linda Linn (email)
Date: 1/8/2012 at 22:36:53

Humboldt Independent

Henry S. Rice.
Henry S. Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rice, was born in Bavaria, Germany, July 15, 1842. At the age of five years he came to America with his parents who made their home in Rochester, N.Y. where Comrade Rice grew to manhood.

The destinies of his adopted country were his, for when the call came to help save his country he responded July 15, 1862, (his
twentieth birthday) and became a member of Company Gó100th New York Volunteers under Capt.
Thomas B. Yale and served with distinction to the end of the Civil War.

[There is a long list of the battles he fought in and which can be found on the Humboldt Public Library Newspaper archives site.]

He was mustered out of time into eternity to be with the Army of the Immortals Sunday evening,
January 15, 1933 aged ninety-one years, and six months.

After his discharge at Bailies crossroads, he went through the "Grand Parade" at Washington and came home with the regiment and mustered out In June 1865.

Shortly after this he engaged in the nursery business at Rochester, New York. In the spring of 1867,
hearing the call of "Westward Ho" he removed to Illinois and catching the vision of the "beyond" he pushed on into Iowa the same fall, 1867, to Clinton, Iowa, and settled in Grundy County in 1870.

He and his family removed to Humboldt county in 1884, settling in Renwick in 1887, where he
became an Integral part of the community life asa business man and citizen. He engaged first in
buying and shipping grain and live stock and then in the lumber business. He served as the Postmaster for 18 years. During this time he filled very acceptably various offices in the town council, among which were the office of mayor and on the school board. He has lived retired at his late home In Renwlck for the past eighteen years.
On June 1, 1870, ho was united in marriage to Miss Cecelia Rowland at Sterling, Ill. This union
was blessed with nine children: Lillian, who died at the age of ten years; Mrs. J. E. Olden and Frank R. Rice of Toppenish, Washington; W. II. Rice, Cheyenne, Wyoming, this son was home for a visit at Christmas time; Mrs. Emily Carter, Ames, Iowa; Mrs. Nell Wallace, and G. S. Rice of Renwick; Mrs. L. L. Nicholson of Gilmore City; and Mrs. A. N. Overbaugh of Hull, la. He leaves to mourn besides the above, his grief stricken and devoted wife, nineteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Fraternally he was a member of the C. H. Packard Post G. A. R. and the I. 0 .0. F. of Renwick.


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