Dr Joseph Perkins Grice

Maryland, USA
Death 6 Aug 1878 (aged 38–39)
Chesapeake City, Cecil County, Maryland, USA
Burial Bay View, Cecil County, Maryland, USA
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Joseph started as a pharmacist and later became a dentist. He married the widow, Margaret Evelean (Cohee) Price. They lived at the house on Broadway that Margaret inherited from her deceased husband. Together they had at least 6 children. Two died in infancy.

Joseph put himself through dental school. His wife died in 1876 of tuberculosis. This was a common malady for dentists and their families. Shortly after, he lost the house.

In 1877 he moved to Chesapeake City and established a dental practice. He died one year later in 1878. He was escorting his oldest daughter, Evalean, to catch a steamboat to Baltimore to visit their relatives. It was dark and they fell into the Back river part of the C&D Canal, where they both drowned.

The family later tried to sue Chesapeake City but were unsuccessful. Joseph died penniless. The citizens of Chesapeake City contributed funds for them to be buried in M.E. burial ground.

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 147637985
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Joseph Perkins Grice (1839–6 Aug 1878), Find a Grave Memorial no. 147637985, citing Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery, Bay View, Cecil County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Stephen A Conner (contributor 47416845) .