Rice, Philander Willis
Age: 22, credited to Readsboro, VTVITALS
Birth: 02/28/1839, Readsboro, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Delphos Cemetery, Delphos, KS
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Philander W. Rice
March 26, 1925
Philander Willis Rice was born in Readsboro, Vermont, February 28, 1839, and departed this life at his home in Cloud County March 17, 1925, at 3:25 p.m., aged 86 years, 2 weeks and 3 days.
He was married to Cornelia Hicks November 9, 1859. To them were born eight children, seven sons and one daughter, the daughter passed away at the age of four years in 1875. Those remaining are Duaine, Stoughten E., Morris, Myron H., Harrison S., Archie D., and Edgar P.
Mr. Rice enlisted in Company A, Fourth Vermont Infantry and served three years and eleven months, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. Returning home at the close of the war he lived at Readsboro until October 1875, when he moved to Wisconsin and in June, 1876 moved with his family to Kansas, settling on a farm six miles northeast of Delphos where he spent the remainder of his life, almost 50 years.
Mr. Rice was a highly respected citizen. His motto not his boast but his actions were the great rule of life, "Do unto all men as you would have them do unto you." He was a very pleasant man to converse with. His conversation was always moderate and intelligent. An hour spent in his company was not lost.
He leaves his wife and seven sons, 15 grandchildren, one brother and one sister, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial services were held in the home March 19th, at 2 p.m., conducted by G.S. Smith. The G.A.R. had charge of the grave service in the Delphos Cemetery.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau