George W. Rice Family

Submitted by Richard A. Rice, great grandson of George W. and Lucy Crandall Rice and grandson of Russell A. Rice

George W. Rice family of McKean County, PA, photographed about 1892.

Front row, seated left to right, George W. Rice, his wife Lucy P. Crandall Rice and daughter, Lina M. Rice

Back row, standing, sons Duane C. Rice and Russell A. Rice, daughter Lena M. Rice, and son Lowell H. Rice.

George Washington Rice was born 23 Jul 1837 in Coryville, McKean County, PA, the son of William Rice and Betsy E. Reed.  He died 9 Jun 1922 in Coryville, and is buried in Fairmount/ Fairview Cemetery, Farmers Valley, McKean County, PA.

He married Lucy Palmyra Crandall, the daughter of Joseph Pendelton Crandall and Susan Pendelton Main/Maine.  She was born 2 Jun 1836 in Portville, Cattaraugus, NY.  Lucy was a widow with two small children, Idella Barrett (1856-1935) and Georgie A. Barrett (1861-1866); her first husband, George W. Barrett, had died of cholera in 1860.  Lucy died 22 Apr 1924 in Coryville, McKean County, PA.  She is also buried in Fairmount/Fairview Cemetery.

George W. and Lucy Palmyra Crandall Rice became the parents of:

  • Lena Marie Rice, born 27 Apr 1871 in Coryville, McKean Co., PA.  She married August Andrew Smith on 29 Mar 1893.  Lena died 18 Jun 1944 and is also buried in Fairmount/Fairview Cemetery.
  • Lina Marie Rice, born 24 Jun 1872 in Coryville, McKean Co., PA.  She married Orlo J. Randall.  Lina died 21 Jan 1948 in Olean, NY and is buried in Fairmount/Fairview Cemetery.
  • Russell Albertus "Bert" Rice, born 19 Aug 1874 in Coryville, McKean Co., PA. He married Gertrude Ione Wandover on 23 Dec 1900 in Ceres.  Bert died 28 Nov 1950 in Gowanda, Cattaraugus Co., NY, and is buried in Main Settlement Cemetery, Portville, NY.
  • Duane Charles Rice, born 11 Mar 1876 in Coryville, McKean County, PA.  He married Bessie Lenora Ferman on 12 Mar 1907 in Portville, Cattaraugus Co., NY. Duane died 19 Feb 1954 in Farmers Valley, McKean Co., PA, and is buried at Fairmount/Fairview Cemetery.
  • Lowell Herbert Rice was born 11 Mar 1878 in Coryville, McKean Co., PA.  He died 3 Jul 1923 in Bradford, McKean Co., PA and is buried in Fairmount/Fairview Cemetery.

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