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 William Jasper “W. J.” Rice

William Jasper “W. J.” Rice

Birth
Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky, USA
Death 21 Jan 1918 (aged 60)
Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 43766597 · View Source
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Gospel preacher listed in Ligon's Portraiture of Preachers of 1899. Co-editor of The Gospel Echo in 1893. Last address was Corpus Christi, TX.

Brother W. J. Rice is Dead
I received a telegram from Brother Clarence Teurman stating that Brother W. J. Rice fell dead in Atlanta, Georgia, Monday, January 21. This closes another long, active life. When I was a mere boy, I read with interest the writings of Brother W. J. Rice. Some twenty or thirty years ago he began the publication of the "Gospel Echo" at Palestine, West Virginia. From there he went to Covington, Indiana, where Brother A. Ellmore became associated with him and for several years they labored jointly in publication of the Echo. Later Brother Rice founded the "The Missionary," moved to Cleo, Oklahoma, then to Corpus Christi, Texas, where "The Missionary" was discounted and the "Apostolic Way" was established. Brother Rice moved to Atlanta, Georgia, some two years ago, turning the Apostolic Way over to Brother Clarence Teurman, who still publishes the paper at Union City, Georgia. Brother Rice was a close Bible student and though he held some views at variance with what is generally accepted among the disciples of Christ he was regarded as one of its strongest and most earnest members. He has written much for publication and his writings are usually clear and forceful. We extend sympathies to his bereaved family. ---G.H.P.S. Firm Foundation, 1918.

The Gospel Echo. Church of Christ; weekly; 4 pages, 13x20 inches; subscription, $1 a year; circulation, 800; distribution chiefly local; established 1888; W. J. Rice, editor and publisher.

The Gospel Echo was established in 1888 as a religious organ which supported the Church of Christ. A. Ellmore and W. J. Rice served as editors and publishers in the late 1890s, and in 1898 B. J. Ellmore and B. J. Elston became publishers, while A. Ellmore remained on as editor. The Gospel Echo ceased publication in the early 1900s.


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  • Created by: Tom Childers
  • Added: 31 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43766597
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Jasper “W. J.” Rice (14 Jan 1858–21 Jan 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43766597, citing Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .