Edwin Rice


Edwin Rice

Death 10 May 1918 (aged 78)
Burial Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot 208
Memorial ID 166214049 View Source
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On this HOLMAN - RICE barely legible obelisk are 4 names:

Oct. 20, 1805-Sept. 5, 1889

May 7, 1812 - Nov. 25, 1890

Dec. 6, 1839 - May 10, 1918?
illegible military inscription?

1843 - ??

4 low stones:
A.H. / M.L.H.
M.L.H.R. / E.R.

1805 Oct. 20 Birth Info Bolton, Worcester County, MA. ABRAHAM HOLMAN born.

Other children of STEPHEN & SUSANNA HOWE born:
1809 Nahum Brigham Howe, June 5
1818 Elbridge Howe [wife was SABRA, had daughter named Emily B. Howe on 6/25/1844.]
1820 Emily Howe, July 4

1835 May 5 Marriage Record, Marlborough, MA. ABRAHAM HOLMAN "of Bolton" married to MARY LEWIS HOWE, daughter of STEPHEN HOWE [& SUZANNA BRIGHAM] in Marlborough Tuesday [U.S. Newspapers Extractions from the Northeast].

Children of Abraham Holman & Mary Lewis Howe born in Bolton:
1836 Mar 20 MARY LOUISA HOLMAN, died 1836 Dec. 8
1839 Sep 2 ABRAHAM L. HOLMAN, died 1840 Aug. 16
1843 MARY LOUISA HOLMAN [RICE] [born elsewhere]

1839 Dec. 6 Birth Record, Marlborough, MA. EDWIN RICE born to parents: ABEL 2nd RICE & MARY H.[HOWE BIGELOW].

1850 U.S. Census Bolton, Worcester County, MA. ABRAHAM HOLMAN 44, trader, estate $5,600; & wife MARY L. [HOWE] HOLMAN 38, & daughter MARY L. HOLMAN [RICE] age 7. There are 6 adult boarders living with them.

1850 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA. ABEL RICE 43, farmer; & MARY H.[BIGELOW] RICE 35. Children: VIOLA RICE 13; EDWIN RICE 10; WILLIS RICE 15; HENRY RICE 7; and MARY E. RICE [PERRY] age 1 year. All born in Massachusetts.

1860 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA. ABRAHAM HOLMAN age 54, dry good clerk, estate $1800. Wife MARY L. [HOWE] HOLMAN age 44. Daughter MARY L. HOLMAN [RICE].

Name: Edwin Rice
Residence: Massachusetts
Occupation: Printer
Age at Enlistment: 22
Enlistment Date: 16 Jul 1861
Rank at enlistment: Musician
State Served: Massachusetts
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company Band, Massachusetts 13th Infantry Regiment on 26 Jul 1861.
Mustered out on 31 Aug 1862.
Birth Date: abt 1839
Sources: Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors and Marines in the Civil War
The Story of the 13th Massachusetts Volunteers
GAR Dept of Massachusetts 1866-1947 (Sargent)

1870 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA. "ABRAM" HOLMAN 65, dry goods & groceries, estate valued $8,000. Wife MARY L. [HOWE] HOLMAN age 55. Daughter MARY L. HOLMAN [RICE] 23.

1870 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA. ABEL RICE age 63. Wife MARY [BIGELOW] RICE age 55. Children: VIOLA RICE 33; EDWIN RICE 30; & WILLIS RICE 25. Widowed mother: SALLY RICE age 86.

1872 May 22 Marriage Record Marlborough, MA. EDWIN RICE age 32, shoemaker, parents: ABEL RICE & MARY H.[HOWE] BIGELOW. Bride is MARY L. HOLMAN age 28, born in Bolton, MA; parents: ABRAM HOLMAN & MARY L. HOWE.

1880 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA. ABRAHAM HOLMAN age 73, he is a grocer to dry goods seller. Wife MARY L. [HOWE] HOLMAN age 67. [Son-in-law] EDWIN RICE age 40, works in shoe shop; and wife MARY L. [HOLMAN] RICE age 37.

1889 Sept. 2 Civil War Pension Application for EDWIN RICE, service in the Band 13 Mass. Inf., from the state of Massachusetts.

1889 Sept. 5 Death Record Marlborough, MA. ABRAHAM HOLMAN age 84 & 10 mos. & 15 days, born in Bolton, MA, married, died of "paralysis"; parents: ABRAHAM HOLMAN & AYUBAH.

1890 Nov. 25 Death Record Marlborough, MA. MARY L. HOWE HOLMAN age 78 years & 7 months, widow of ABRAHAM HOLMAN. Died of general debility. Parents: STEPHEN HOWE & SUSANNAH BRIGHAM.

1890 Veteran's Schedules for Marlborough, MA, during the Civil War. EDWIN RICE, musician, 13 Mass. Infantry. Enlisted July 16, 1861. Discharged August 27, 1862. Served for 1 year, 1 month, & 11 days. His address: 1 Chestnut Street, Marlboro. Disability Incurred: "Deafness."

1900 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA, 5 Chestnut Street owns house. EDWIN RICE age 60, born Dec. 1839, works in shoe factory. Wife MARY L. [HOLMAN] RICE age 56, born March 1844, married 28 years, no children.

1910 U.S. Census Marlborough, MA, 5 Chestnut Street, owns house. EDWIN RICE age 70, "own income". Wife MARY L. [HOLMAN] RICE age 67, married 38 years, no children.


"Band recruiting was so successful that, by the end of 861, the Union Army had 618 bands and more than 28,000 musicians.
Military bands and bandsmen served an important role during the Civil War, bringing much pleasure and enjoyment into the oftentimes dull and routine life of the ordinary soldier.

"During the war, the 4th Infantry Regiment Band performed concerts,parades, reviews, and guard mount ceremonies for encamped troops. They also drummed soldiers out of the Army and performed for funerals and executions. The Band often played for troops marching into battle, actually playing concerts in forward positions during the fighting.

"Non-musical duties were primarily medical. Before battles, the Band gathered wood for splints and helped set up field hospitals. During and after the fighting, they carried the wounded to hospitals, helped the surgeons perform amputations, and disposed of discarded limbs.

"There were still the "Field Musicians," the fifers and drummers responsible for sounding camp calls and battlefield signals, as they had done in all the wars previous to this. These musicians were not part of the Band, and few could read music; however, these boys were invaluable for communications and were essential to the success of the battle plans. Between battles, the bands of both sides showed little animosity toward one another. From behind earth works bands often played concerts composed of the other side's favorite songs. .... Musician 2nd class received $20.00 per month."
from John Buczek's post on facebook's Marlborough Past and Present:

Coronet Band - 13th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers

The "Marlborough Coronet Band" an association of young and inexperienced musicians who joined this Regiment on the 27th of July for three years.

Band Members

T. C. Richardson Age 26 Band Master Sudbury
F.W. Knapp Age 26 Musician Marlborough
E.P. Richardson Age 24 Musician Marlborough
F.W. Loring Age 19 Musician Northborough
John Brown Age 30 Musician Marlborugh
W.G. Howe Age 23 Musician Marlborough
J.M. Holt Age 24 Musician Marlborough
A.B. Lawrence Age 32 Musician Marlborough
E.J. Morton Age 22 Musician Marlborough
Edwin Rice Age 22 Musician Marlborough
S.A. Howe Age 20 Musician Marlborough
Elbridge Lane Age 47 Musician Rutland
Silas B. Ball Age 24 Musician Marlborough
F.W. Gassett Age 28 Musician Marlborough
J.B. Fuller Age 20 Musician Berlin
C.F. Wetherbee Age 21 Musician Marlborough
W.R. Wetherbee Age 21 Musician Marlborough
Henry H. Nash Age 35 Musician Boston
Frank O. Ward Age 19 Musician Waltham
John Viles Age 44 Musician Waltham

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  • Created by: Chris Enright Snyder
  • Added: 29 Jun 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 166214049
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Rice (6 Dec 1839–10 May 1918), Find a Grave Memorial ID 166214049, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Marlborough, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Chris Enright Snyder (contributor 46910196) .