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James Martin "Marty" Rice
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1897
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1999
Severna Park
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

Marty, a 70-year resident of Severna Park had worked for more than 50 years as a carpenter before retiring (Washington Local 132).

He enjoyed driving his four-door Plymouth sedan until he was 101.

Born in Locust Point and reared in Westport, Mr. Rice left school in the sixth grade to help support his family. He was a brakeman for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad until he became an apprentice carpenter in the early 1920s.

In 1918, he enlisted in the Navy and served aboard the battleship USS Washington in the East Indies. He was discharged a year later.

Mr. Rice, the oldest member of American Legion Post 175 in Severna Park, of which he was a founder, was also a member of the 40 and 8 (also known as "La Société"), a World War I veterans organization named for the box cars used to transport troops to the front in France.

He didn't attribute his longevity to any particular regimen. "He used to say, `Stay single, and eat lots of oysters.' He also enjoyed a beer at the Legion.

He was also a member of Glen Burnie Elks Lodge 2266.

Mr. Rice is survived by a nephew, John Tyler of Greenland, Anne Arundel County; and two other nieces, Valerie Armstrong of Glen Burnie and Mary Brunner of Baltimore.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jesse Rice (1854 - 1938)
  Mary Jane Hemling Rice (1865 - 1919)
 
 Siblings:
  John Richard Rice (1885 - 1916)*
  Margaret Johanna Rice Tyler (1888 - 1961)*
  Mary Elizabeth Rice (1891 - 1988)*
  Jesse Randolph Rice (1894 - 1958)*
  James Martin Rice (1897 - 1999)
  Julia Virginia Rice (1900 - 1993)*
  Joseph Robert Rice (1902 - 1962)*
  Sara E Rice Little (1904 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maryland Veterans Cemetery
Crownsville
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Plot: Section 4B2 Row 11 Site 25
 
Created by: Stan Jett
Record added: Oct 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43138400
James Martin Marty Rice
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James Martin Marty Rice
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James Martin Marty Rice
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