MUSCATINE COUNTY IOWA|
Source: REGISTER OF OLD SETTLERS , BOOK One, page 279
submitted by Shirley Plumb & Vicki Broughton, October 25, 2007
At the steward’s home on the county farm, Monday, July 7, 1890, of bowel affection, MRS. MILTON RICE, age 52 years.
The JOURNAL last evening only had time to give a brief notice of the death of Mrs. Rice. She was in her usual health until Sabbath morning, when she was seized with a violent attack of cramps, which, with the excessive heat, greatly weakened her condition and she grew worse, until death came to her relief at noon.
It was a very painful shock to the suddenly bereaved husband, family and host of friends. Scarcely any one outside of the family knew of her illness and the first information of anything wrong was that given in these columns last evening.
Mrs. Rice was a kind, loving wife and mother, a noble lady in every sense of the word, and was the right lady for the important position she occupied, filling it as she did with perfect satisfaction to every one concerned and great credit to herself, and her loss will be deeply felt.
She was born in Ohio, and was married to Mr. Rice in 1855. Six children were born to them, they being Alva, now residing in Davenport, Bert., of this city; Viola, who died at the age of 3: Carrie, now Mrs. Wm. Kope; Frank, who died of diphtheria at the age of 3: and Howard, who, with Mrs. K., lived at home, and with Mr. Rice are left o mourn.
Mrs. R. was a member of the M. E. church, and highly esteemed by everyone who knew her. She had many friends who had formed her acquaintance since coming here in 1856.
The funeral occurred this afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. W. G. Wilson, interment being made at High Prairie Chapel.
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