Age: 26, credited to Springfield, VTVITALS
Birth: 1835, Lapeer, MIADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Summer Hill Cemetery, Springfield, VT
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The Vermont Journal, February 26, 1915
Orrin Rice died on February 17, at Portsmouth, N. H., a veteran of the Civil War.
The deceased was the son of Edward and Harriet Ward Rice and was born in Mayfield Township, Mich., October 6, 1835. At the age of 13 he came to Springfield, Vt., where the greater part of his long life was spent. On February 29, 1872, he married Ellen Burgess, by whom he is survived. In 1902, Mr. and Mrs. Rice came here and remained until 1907, when they went to Portsmouth where his death occurred. The body was brought here on Saturday and services were held in the Congregational church, the former pastor, Rev. E. T. Blake, coming from Meredith, N. H. to officiate. He was assisted by Rev. P. H. Cobb. Two solos were sung by Mrs. H. A. Fowler. A large delegation of the W. R. C. of Springfield, two delegates from Jarvis Post of Springfield, and four members of Lincoln Post No 28 G.A.R., were present to honor the dead soldier. Two members of St. John's Lodge F. and A. M., of Springfield were also at the church service. Among the relatives present from other places were Mrs. Mary Taylor Butterfield of Waltham, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Keyes and son, Stanley of Claremont, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Vadney of North Charlestown, Mrs. Annie Donegan and Lincoln Damon of Bellows Falls, Mrs. Lois Gould, Mrs. Mabel LaFountain, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Streeter and Mrs. John Putnam of Springfield, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Streeter of this place were among the relatives. The body was taken to Springfield for burial. Several of the relatives drove over and others from Springfield returned by trolley. Several members of St. John's lodge and of Jarvis Post and W. R. C. met the funeral party at the cemetery where Rev. P. H. Cobb read the committal service.
Courtesy of Cathy Hoyt.