& Sarah (Collins) Rice (
RI Cemetery database )
1845 birth of Thomas D. Rice
in Warwick, RI, Sept. 2, 1845
(obituary - Pawt. Times, Friday, Sept. 18,
1862 Thomas enlists in
Central Falls on Sept. 16,
1862, in Company B, 11th RI volunteer
infantry. He fought in several skirmishes
about Richmond and was honorably discharged on
July 13, 1863. (obituary)
1868 (Oct. 15,1868) Thomas D.
Rice, mechanic, marries Henrietta
Wilmarth. Thomas b. in Warwick, resident of
Pawtucket, son of William &
Sarah Rice; Henrietta b. in Attleboro,
resident of Attleboro, dau. of Albert
& (Al___)(?) Wilmarth. Service by Rev. C.
Blodgett (RI marriage
*Note: entry for parents of
Henrietta may be in error; RI cemetery
database has Henrietta's parents as William
A. & Almira (Codding) Wilmart
1869 (obituary states )
in 1869 "Mr. Rice began a
wood turning business with Thomas Boardman,
their plant being located in
High Street, C.F."
*Note: There is a Thomas Boardman
listed in the directory, but
no mention of a partnership wih Thomas Rice. A
widow "Mrs.Thomas Boardman"
is listed in 1871 directory.
1870 Rice, Thomas D. &
Co. (John Salsbury) fancy wood
workers, 107 Mill, opp. Central. C.F. bds. PV
states) " In 1870 Joseph
Salsbury entered the business with Thomas D.
Rice " This must be in error
as all the directories state that it was a
John Salsbury who was the partner,
Fed census: Rice, Thomas
D., 23, turner from Rhode Island, net worth
$800.00.; wife - Henrietta
22, from Mass.
1871 thru 1876
Rice, Thomas D. (T.D.Rice
& Co.), 9 North, C.F. h. 244 High, C.F.
Rice Thomas D., fancy wood workers,
9 North, C.F.
Enamel Co., 16 Dexter. h.
244 High, C.F.
"T. D. Rice & Co." is also
listed under (Spool & Bobbin Makers) in
1880 thru 1881
Rice Thomas D.(T.D.Rice
& Co.) fancy woodworkers, North, h. 244
Rice T.D. & Co. , fancy
woodworkers & enamelers, r. 244 High,
Rice, Thomas D.
(T.D.Rice & Co. ) North,
rear 244 High, house 244 High, C.F.
Rice T.D. &
Co., wood workers & enamelers, 9 North,
Rice Thomas D. (T.D.
Rice & Co.), 9 North,
h. 9 Nickerson
year that Narragansett
Machine Co. was incorporated
T.D & Co., woodworkers
& enamelers, 9 North C.F., h. 5
First listing for the firm of
"W.J.Hood & T.D.Rice Mfg.Co."
woodworkers, hand & bench screws
and enamelers, r. 398 Broad, V.F.
"W.J.Hood & T.D.Rice Mfg.
Co.", woodworkers, hand & bench screws
and enamelers, r. 398 Broad,
"W.J.Hood & T.D.Rice Mfg.
Co." woodworkers, hand & bench screws
and enamelers, 56 Tremont Street,
Last directory listing
for firm of "W.J.Hood & T.D.Rice"
D. Rice becomes foreman
of Narragansett Machine Co., it having taken
over "W.J.Hood & T.D.Rice"
this same year. (obituary)
Pawt/CF Dir. Rice,
Thomas D., foreman, Narragansett Machine
Co., house 5 Nickerson; Thomas
retires in this same year . (obituary)
Thomas D. Rice dies on
September 18, 1925 , age 80 yrs.( RI
Cemetery Records) (obituary)