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Rice, Welcome


Age: 28, credited to Jamaica, VT
Unit(s): 48th IN INF
Service: enl 11/2/61, com 1LT, Co. C, 48th IN INF, 12/24/61, pr CAPT, pr/Bvt? MAJ 7/13/63, m/o 8/2/64

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Birth: 04/08/1833, Jamaica, VT
Death: 01/03/1900

Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN
Marker/Plot: Section 38, Lot 243
Gravestone researcher/photographer: F
Findagrave Memorial #: 46001362


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/11/1890, IN; widow Mary, 3/14/1900, IN
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None.


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Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN

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Welcome Rice died at his home in Indianapolis, Ind. Jan. 23, at the age of 67. He was born in Jamaica, and when five years old his parents moved to West Townshend, where he lived until about 21 years of age.

He then went to Indiana, where he engaged in surveying the Lake Erie and Western railroad. on which he afterwards rain trains as conductor, bringing the first train from Michigan City into Indianapolis. He was in active service for the company, with no black marks against him, for 43 years, longer than any other conductor in Indiana, and probably in the United States.

Mr. Rice's work, for the road, was only interrupted by his gallant service in an Indiana regiment during the Civil War. Soon after he enlisted he began to be promoted, and served as Captain most of the time, and just before the close of the war he was made Major.

After his return, Mr. Rice resumed his place on the train, which he held until a month ago, when he resigned on account of advancing age, much to the regret of the company.

Mr. Rice leaves a wife, a son, a daughter, and a brother, Martin H. Rice, all if Indianapolis. He was a brother of Mrs. O. R. Garfield, who died in May, 1898.

Vermont Phoenix, Jan. 12, 1900
Courtesy of Deanna French

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