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Rice, William K.


Age: 22, credited to Brattleboro, VT
Unit(s): 16th VT INF, USA
Service: enl 8/28/62, m/i 10/23/62, Pvt, Co. B, 16th VT INF, disch 2/17/63 for enl as Hosp Stewd, USA

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Birth: abt 1840, Conway, MA
Death: 12/08/1918

Burial: Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, MA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/6/1904, MA; widow Caroline R., 1/7/1919, MA
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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Pittsfield Cemetery, Pittsfield, MA

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William K. Rice

Berkshire Eagle
Dec. 9, 1918
William Kingsley Rice, aged 78, a retired druggist and Civil war veteran, died at his home 118 Bradford street, yesterday morning, following a years' illness of heart trouble. Mr. Rice was a native of Conway, but had been a resident of this city for many years. He conducted a pharmacy for years in this city. Later he was employed in Springfield.
At the outbreak of the Civil war he enlisted in the 16th Vermont regiment and was later transferred to a hospital unit in which he served until the end o f the war.
Mr. Rice was one of several local men who formed the company which erected the Coliseum on North street, now occupied by St. Joseph's convent, which was built during the time roller skating was popular. Mr. Rice acted as manager of the rink at one time.
He was a member of the South Congregational church and Mystic Lodge of Masons. His widow and four daughters, the Misses Edith C., Florence E., Mabel A., and Winifred C. Rice, all of this city, survive.
The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and Rev. Payson E. Pierce will officiate. Burial will be in the Pittsfield cemetery.
Contributed by Tom Boudreau.