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William RICE

Milldale Cemetery (School Land Hollow) Cemetery
Scioto County,

William M. Rice, 66, “a prominent farmer and pioneer of Bonsor’s Run,” passed away at the home of a son, Archie Rice, at Owen’s Creek, Marion County, Ohio, on 23 Nov 1908. “He was well known throughout these parts, having one time filled the office of squire in Harrison township. Two daughters of Mr. Rice, Hattie [Mattie] and Julia, it will be remembered, were in the Lloyd-Adams [toy] pistol factory accident four years ago [December 1904]. Besides these five other daughters and two sons survive. He was a faithful member of the Masonic Order and was also a G.A.R. [Grand Army of the Republic] veteran. Funeral services were held at School House Hollow church and burial was in School House Hollow (Milldale) Cemetery in Scioto County, Ohio. “William Rice Passes Away,” The Portsmouth Times, Ohio, Saturday, 28 Nov 1908, Page 3.

Tombstone photo by James B. Carroll, 2010.

Other sources: 1. Corpl. William M. Rice, “Co C 40 Ky Mt Inf. [Tombstone] Broken and leaning against tree.” 40th Kentucky Mounted Infantry. Inventory done 20 Sep 1982 by Virgil and Marguerite Ramsey. Provided by the Scioto County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society. 2. 1997 inventory by Wayne Campbell, Brenda Campbell and Richard Underwood. An inventory and a map of the cemetery showing mostly fieldstones are available at the Portsmouth Public Library. Corpl. Rice’s burial location is No. 61 on map. 3. “Factory Girl Killed By Fall: Jumped From Building After Explosion to Escape Being Burned to Death,” Portsmouth, Ohio, 16 Dec 1904 dateline, The Lima Times-Democrat, Ohio, 16 Dec 1904, Page 1. Effie Phipps was killed and Ola Smith and Mattie Rice were fatally injured after an explosion at Lloyds, Adams and Simpson’s toy pistol factory.

Contributed on 2/14/14 by wvamemories-graves
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Submitted: 2/14/14 • Approved: 2/14/14 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R180785-G0-S3

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