Judah Rice

born; 18 JAN 1843 - Machiasport, Maine
died; 30 March 1922 - Northfield Cemetery
married on 18 JAN 1868 - Machiasport, Maine
His Father; Benjamin Rice
His Mother; Jane Larrabee
His Wife;
Susan E. Foster
born; 30 NOV 1849 - Machiasport, Maine
died; 27 nov 1912 - Northfield Cem, Northfield, Maine
Her Father; Horace Foster
Her Mother; Nancy Libby


Thurman C. Rice -
born 7 MARCH 1889 Machiasport, Maine
died 1 Jan 1957
married on 3 JULY 1913
his wife;
Mabel H. Hatt
born; 18 NOV 1895 - Wesley, Maine
died; 7 MAY 1922 - Northfield, Maine

Virgil Wilder Rice
born; 10 SEPT 1886
died; 9 APRIL 1965
married on 28 MARCH 1914
(1st marr. to Ruth V. Laporte - 4 nov 1911)
his wife;
Vesta Beulah Dill
born; 19 Oct 1896 - Richmond, Maine
died; 5 Dec 1987 - Machias, Maine
(she later married Ralph Day)
her father; Charles E. Dill
her mother; Achsia B. Babcock (Peacock)

Grover Cleveland Rice
born; 9 Feb 1892 centerville, Maine
died; 25 MAR 1893

Benjamin Harrison Rice
born; 9 Feb 1892 centerville, Maine
died; 18 AUG 1892

William W. Rice
born; 11 OCT 1863
died; 21 MAR 1892
(never married)

Merton "mertie" Rice
born; 22 APRIL 1871

Clyde Garvey Rice
born; 21 NOV 1883
died; 30 MAY 1962 - Northfield, Maine
married on 30 SEPT 1906 - Machias, Maine
his wife;
Etta May Burns
born; 27 JULY 1885
died; 1958 - Northfield, Maine
her father; Henry Burns
her mother; Charlotte Amanda Welch

Elmer Hilton Rice
born; 2 APRIL 1882 - Northfield, Maine
died; 1933
married on 7 April 1904 - Wesley, Maine
his wife;
Fannie S. Archer
her father; Charles A. Archer
her mother; Corilla Leighton

Edwin A. "Ed" Rice
born; 24 OCT 1868 - Machiasport, Maine
died; 1911
married Amy on 4 March 1911 at Grantham, , New Hampshire
1st marriage;
Bertha ?
2nd Marriage
Amy Slack
died; 2 Feb 1946 NH
her father; Henry F. Slack
her mother; Laura White
Amy's 1st husband -
Elmer Glenn Kidder
married Amy in 21 August 1892 at Enfield, , New Hampshire
Father; Alfred R. Kidder
Mother; Mary E. Foster

Clara Rice
born; 20 JUNE 1870

Annie B. Rice
born; 10 JAN 1875
Husband 1;
Wellington E. Caler
born; 20 April 1865 Centerville, Maine
died; 10 May 1905 Centerville, Maine
married; 28 Aug. 1892 Columbia Falls, Maine
his father; Charles W. Caler
his mother; Christina Christie C. Snow
Husband 2;
Maleolm W. Clark
born; 2 Feb. 1880 Boston, Mass.
died; 7 Dec. 1960 Ellsworth, Maine
married; 31 Oct. 1904 Machias, Maine
his father; Samuel Clark
his mother; Almira ?

Ernest Owen Rice
born; 30 JAN 1880
died; 1 Jan 1900

Judah Rice

Susan E. Foster

Thurman C. Rice

Vesta Beulah Dill

Clyde Garvey Rice and Etta May Burns

Charlotte Amanda Welch

Elmer Hilton Rice

Amy Slack and Edwin "Ed" Rice

Edwin "Edward" "Ed" Rice

Clara Rice and Susan E. Foster Rice

Annie B. Rice

Annie's daughter - Mina Caler

Ernest Owen Rice

The Rice Farmstead, route 192, Northfield, Maine (next to Northfield Cemetery)

The Rice Farmstead as seen from route 192

Cassie A. Bagley and Bernard Francis Rice at Rice farmstead

The Rice log cabin where Grace lois Rice lived with her daughter

Cassie A.  "Young" Bagley at the Rice Camp on Eastern Ridge

Clyde Garvey Rices dog license

Clyde Rices registered Maine Guide License

Clyde Garvey Rice holding three bear cubs

Etta May "Burns" Rice and Cassie A. "Young" Bagley

Judah Rice and his brother Freeman Rice each married daughters of Horace Foster and Nancy Libby of Machiasport, Maine. They purchased the Rice Farmstead in Northfield, Maine and the two families lived there sharing the taxes. At some point Judah came to own all of the Rice lands, including the 100 acres where the farmhouse stood, mainly blueberry fields, land across the roadway where a hunting cabin stood, land and another hunting cabin on Eastern Ridge, and a large section of land near where the one room schoolhouse once stood in Northfield, Maine.

Clyde Garvey Rice - Judah's son, ended up with all of the Rice property but years later when Etta May Burns came down sick from cancer and had to have operations, Clyde had to begin selling off sections of land, including all of the land by the one room schoolhouse.
Clyde's brother Virgil Wilder Rice also owned land and a farmhouse by the one room schoolhouse where Virgil lived with his wife Vesta Beulah Dill. Vesta was listed in at least one town record as being the superintendent of Northfield schools. Virgil liked to tip the bottle and was said to be extremely jealous of Vesta, which led to many fights. Grace Lois Rice, who married Raymond L. Anthony of Canton, Ohio would walk the long distance from the rice farmstead to Vesta's nearly every day and considered her one of her closest friends.
Vesta would later marry Ralph Day. On at least one document Virgil and Vesta are both listed as being registered Maine guides.
I recall my Uncle Bernard Rice as saying Benjamin Rice came down to Maine from NS, Canada and that he lived on Indian land there. My grandmother, Grace Anthony also said Benjamin came down to Maine from Canada, but she thought he may of lived on land near or on indian lands there. We have never been able to find out who Benjamin rice's parents were and if anyone has such information, please consider contacting me and sharing it with me, I would be very thankful.

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