|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1840|
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
|Death: ||May 28, 1916|
PIONEER CITIZEN OF THIS CITY, M.V. RICE IS DEAD
CIVIL WAR VETERAN PASSED AWAY MEMORIAL DAY-FUNERAL SERVICE HELD ON DECORATION DAY
Martin VanBuren Rice died at his home in Neligh, Nebr., May 28, 1916. He was born in the town of Russel, St. Lawrence county, New York in 1840 and moved with his parents to Waupaca Co., Wis., in 1854. He enlisted in 1861. In Co. A 84th Wis. Infantry and came home on a furlough and was married to Elizabeth Scott in August of that year. He returned to the army and was discharged in 1863 because of poor health. Two children were born to this marriage . Caroline, wife of J. B. Lytle and Mabel, who died at Little Wolf, Wis., in 1876 at the age of six years.
Mr. Rice moved to Antelope county, Neb., in 1883. His wife Elizabeth died April 20th, 1907. He was again married to Mary A. Sheldon of Royaltown, Wis., on May 14, 1908.
Our friend during his life of almost thirty-three years in Neligh won the universal love and respect of the citizens. He was always on the side of the right giving his assistance in everything that was for the good of the community, an interested helper in the growth of the town. He was a member of the Congregational church and was a faithful attendant upon the services of his church and his regular and faithful attendance was an example worthy of emulation. His pleasant face and kindly greeting on Sunday at the Congregational church will be greatly missed by his friends now that he has gone on before to service of the Master. "After life's fitful fever he sleeps well.
The funeral services were conducted at his home on May, 30 at 4 p.m by his pastor, Rev. Kelts of the Congregational Church and the members of the G. A. R. Post who gave their memorial service after which he was laid to rest in Laurel Hill Cemetery.
CARD OF THANKS
To the neighbors and friends who were so kindly sympathetic in many ways during our recent bereavement and for the floral offerings, we wish to express our sincere thanks.
Mrs. M. V. Rice
Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lytle and family
Neligh News, Nebraska is the source
Elizabeth Scott Rice (1843 - 1907)*
Caroline Rice Lytle (1865 - 1926)*
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Created by: Mary(Coggin)Russell
Record added: Jun 10, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 112063851
God bless you today and always. Rest in Peace.|
Added: Jun. 12, 2013