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 Daniel Rice

Daniel Rice

Ohio, USA
Death 24 Jun 1889 (aged 64)
San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Burial Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA
Plot A-9-14-C 1/3
Memorial ID 55135393 · View Source
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Occ: farmer/cheese/road builder
Father: Abraham Rice (1801-1876)
Mother: Mary Stacker (1806-1891)
Spouse: Mary Smith
Spouse: Isabelle Jones

Anna L (1863-)
Mattie Susan (1864-1946)
Margaret Ann (1864-1945)
Charles (1867-1923)
Bertha Belle (1869-1919)
Unnamed son (died 1873)
Mary F. (1875-1954)

Daniel was a delegate to the Democratic County Convention in 1868 from San Luis Obispo, California.
1870 Census Arroyo Grande San Luis Obispo
Rice, Daniel age 44, farmer, value of real estate-4400, value of personal; 1705, b. OH
Rice, Isabel, age 38, keeping house, b. Kentucky
Rice, Annie L., age 7, b. CA
Rice Maggie J., age 5, b. CA (twin)
Rice, Mattie S., age 5, b. CA (twin)
Rice, Charles, age 3, b. CA
Rice, Bertha, 8/12 months b. Nov, 1869 CA

1880 Census Arroyo Grande San Luis Obispo CA
Rice, Daniel-, age 53, farmer, b. OH parents b. PA
Rice, Isabel, age 49, wife keeping house b. KY parents born KY
Rice, Anna daughter, at home age 17, b. CA
Rice, Mattie, daughter, age 15 b. CA
Rice, Charles son, age 12, b. CA
Rice, Bertha, daughter, age 10 b CA
Rice, Mary, daughter, age 5 b. CA

From a San Louis Obispo newspaper Saturday, Aug 23, 1873;
"Died, infant son of Daniel Rice of Huasna, drank lye water and died 50 hours later."


Exerpts from the article; Flashbacks to. . .The Corduroy Rd

"The next time you are traveling north on the 101 and get off on Traffic Way in Arroyo Grande or you take Bridge St. into the Village, flash back to what it was like in the old days.
(quoting Madge Ditmas who wrote in 1934. ..
. . .Perhaps Daniel Rice did more than any other man who had lived in Arroyo Grande Valley to make it more convenient for his neighbors to haul their crops to market." ..."In the late 1860's Mr. & Mrs Daniel Rice settled their family in the Village of Arroyo Grande on West Branch St. residing in a home identified today as 116 Hart Lane. Soon after, ...he was appointed supervisor for the south county as the "road boss"

According to Daniels only son, Charles Rice- "Mr. Rice filled these bogs with tons of rocks and then made a Corduroy road of sycamore limbs so that there was never any danger of travelers getting stuck in the mud.

When the city of Arroyo Grande began to put in their sewer system in the 1920's, the trench excavations on Bridge St. revealed many of Mr. Rices big rocks and old logs from the Corduroy Rd of the last century."
(info provided by Msmith #4732092)

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  • Maintained by: Diane Wargo Medina
  • Originally Created by: Msmith
  • Added: 18 Jul 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 55135393
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Rice (24 Dec 1824–24 Jun 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 55135393, citing Arroyo Grande Cemetery, Arroyo Grande, San Luis Obispo County, California, USA ; Maintained by Diane Wargo Medina (contributor 47184402) .