Hazel Bayly Rice Brown was born in Goodland, Kansas. When she was three, her family moved to Goldfield, CO. Her parents, Richard Allyan Bayly and Sarah Elizabeth Beers moved to Colorado City first (now Colorado Springs), soon they moved up into what was called the Cripple Creek District. This was the gold mining area that surrounded Cripple Creek, CO. Goldfield was one of the the communities surrounding Cripple Creek. Hazel, in an interview, said that her dad never went into the mines. He worked in what was called the sampler. When gold was taken out of the mines, it was taken to the samplers, where it was separated according to size.
Hazel's older brother, Harry, was born 26 Dec. 1890, in Jennings, Ks. She had three younger brothers, Boyd Allyan, born, also in Jennings, KS, 15 Nov 1895; Richard Henry, born in Colorado City, 20 Dec. 1898; Maitland Day, born in Goldfield, 4 Jan 1901; and her sister, Georgia, 7 Nov 1904, in Loveland, Colorado.
Her mother, Sarah died, while pregnant with her seventh child, after a fall while running to catch a train. Sarah is buried in Evergreen Cemetery (near downtown Colorado Springs, CO). Sarah's mother, Susan Lutherman Beers Bayly, and brother, George Beers, are buried in back of Sarah. This is a beautiful cemetery. My daughter, Jenny, and I visited Evergreen Cemetery in 1990.
Hazel married Raymond Miller Rice on 23 Aug 1909, in Canon City, CO. Hazel's dad married Alice Siebert in 1908, and they soon moved to Coffeyville, Kansas. They are buried in Miami, Olkahoma. Hazel and Raymond lived in Victor, CO (where my husband's mother, Allyene, was born); Montrose, CO; Coffeyville, KS; Globe, AZ; and finally into Southern California.
Hazel and Raymond also had a son, Norman "Eldridge" Rice, while living in Coffeyville, KS. Eldridge became a teacher in El Monte, L.A. Co., CA, and later a principal. An elementary school in El Monte is named for him. His daughter, Valerie, moved Eldridge and wife, Margaret, up to Oregon to be with her. Margaret and Eldridge both died there. Their burial locations are unknown.
Gravesite Details Garden of Reflection; Burial section: 19; Burial lot: 286; Grave 6; Enter Gate 1. Second row from the top curb of Garden of reflection, near curve.
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