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Anna Belle Smith Rice
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Birth: Apr. 16, 1862
Lee County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 18, 1899
Richland County
South Carolina, USA


Mrs John A Rice, wife of the president of the Columbia Female College, died in this city today after a long illness. In her death no only are her husband and family bereaved, but a large circle of friends throughout the State will feel a personal loss. The Church and the College are deprived of a faithful, conscientious Christian worker.

Mrs Rice was born near Lynchburg, SC, April 16, 1862, and spent her early life there. She graduated from the Columbia Female College in June, 1884, and on April 13, 1887, she married the Rev Dr John A Rice. As a pastor's wife, she has lived at Kingstree, Darlington, Bennettsville and Columbia. In 1894, Dr Rice was made president of the College, and since that time her home has been here.

Mrs Rice's maiden name was Anna Belle Smith, and she is the last female member of her family. Mrs F S Koger, who died at the College in 1897, was her only sister, and her mother, Mrs M I Smith, died in the old home in June last. Three members of the family are living: Dr H Coke Smith, the Rev O B Smith and Mr E D Smith. She leaves, besides her husband, three little boys. Her remains will be carried to the family burying ground at St Luke's Church, Sumter, tomorrow. 
Family links: 
  William Hankin Smith (1819 - 1882)
  Mary Isabella McLeod Smith (1819 - 1899)
  John Andrews Rice (1862 - 1930)
  John Andrew Rice (1888 - 1968)*
  Alexander Coke Smith (1849 - 1906)*
  Mary Eliza Smith (1850 - 1866)*
  Thomas McLeod Smith (1852 - 1872)*
  Frances Smith Koger (1853 - 1897)*
  Charles Betts Smith (1858 - 1943)*
  Anna Belle Smith Rice (1862 - 1899)
  Ellison DuRant Smith (1864 - 1944)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Lukes Cemetery
Lee County
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Anna
Record added: Nov 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 120403249
Anna Belle <i>Smith</i> Rice
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