Thursday, October 8, 2015

Octobert 8, 2015 - 31 Days to Better Genealogy - Day 8

31 Days of Genealogy - Day 8

You've completed one week! Congratulations! How is it going for you? Drop me a line or leave a comment on the Facebook group. I'd love to hear from you!

Day 8 - Review Your Notes and Files

Your To-Do

Go through some files and examine those early notes and copies. Compare the materials to what you know now about that person or family. (While you're in there, toss duplicate copies that you've made over the years. Your file cabinet will thank you!)
I need to review my George Milton Rice file. Here's my transcription of his death notice:

G. M. Rice Dies Sunday

George Milton Rice, 91, for 35 years manager of the A. C. Sand and Gravel CO., retiring 20 years ago, died at 7:45 p. m. Sunday in Ponca City, after an illness of a year. He had made his home in Ponca City the last 15 years with a daughter, Mrs. Nathalie Roberts.

Born Oct. 5, 1866 in Omaha, Neb., Mr. Rice came to Arkansas City in 1906 from Vinita, Okla., where he was in the cattle business and had made the run into the Oklahoma Cherokee Strip to take a claim at Medford, Okla.

He was the son of Jacob Rice and Cordelia Reynolds. His marriage to Edna Virena Perkins occurred Jan. 14, 1900 in Blue Jacket, Okla. Mrs. Rice died Nov 19, 1933. The family home here was at 219 S. Eighth St.

Survivors include one son, Woodrow Rice, Auxvasse, Mo.; three daughters, Mrs. Beulah Markley of Burden, Kas., Mrs. Nathalie Roberts, Ponca City, and Mrs. Etta Workman, Tulsa; five grand-children; and four great-grand-children. One daughter, Hazel, died as a small child.

Services will be Tuesday, 3:30 p. m., in the Erdman-Oldroyd Funeral Chapel, with burial at Riverview cemetery beside his wife.

“G. M. Rice Dies Sunday,” The Arkansas City Daily Traveler (Arkansas City, Kansas) 10 March 1958, p. 1, col. 3.


My questions or research points:
  • Need to locate census data for the Oklahoma territory run, in 1898.
  • Need to locate marriage information for Blue Jacket in Oklahoma Territory. 
  • Need to locate obituary for his wife,

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