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Rice, Arvin, son of Arvin and Lydia (Dada) Rice, was born March 23, 1845. The mother of our subject was formerly the wife of Amos C. Cowles. By her marriage with Mr. Rice on child, Arvin, Jr., was born. He was brought up on a farm and educated at Falley Seminary, read law with Hon. G. W. Cowles of Clyde, N. Y., and was admitted to the bar in 1868. Mr. Rice at once began practice in the office of H. C. Howe of Fulton with whom he afterward formed a partnership which continued until Mr. Howe’s death in 1889. In September following, the law firm of Piper & Rice was formed. In 1868 he married Libbie Giddings, who died in 1869, and in 1873 he married Fannie S. Howe, by whom he had four children. Mr. Rice is an earnest member of the Presbyterian Church and for eighteen years has been one of its elders. He has held the offices of town clerk, justice of the peace and supervisor. [external link]~nyoswego/oswegocounty/famsketch1a.html

Hannibal Historical Society
Descendants of THOMAS ROYCE
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Arvin Rice was brought up on his father's farm in Hannibal and educated at Falley Seminary in Fulton, NY. He later read the law with Hon. G.W. Cowles; a relative of his mother, at Clyde, NY. In 1868, he was admitted to the bar and immediately took up the practice of law with H.C. Howe in Fulton, NY. He later became a partner in the firm. Upon the death of Mr. H.C. Howe in 1889, Arvin Rice and Giles S. Piper became partners; a few years later, Robert Pendergast was admitted to the firm.
At various times in his life, Arvin was elected Special Surrogate of Oswego County and Supervisor, Town Clerk and Justice of the Peace for the Town of Volney. He was President of the Fulton Savings Bank and served on its Board of Directors for a number of years. He was also a member of the Cemetery Association in Fulton and the Fulton Presbyterian Church.
His funeral was attended by friends and relatives and members of the Fulton and Oswego Bar. Rev. G.W. Wellburn officiated.

More About ARVIN RICE, JR.:
Admitted to the Bar: 1868, Clyde, NY
Burial: Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton, Oswego Co., NY, Fulton, Oswego Co., NY
Occupation: Lawyer, Banker, Town Supervisor of Volney, NY
Religion: Presbyterian (Elder)

Notes for FANNIE S. HOWE:
Fannie attended Falley Seminary in Fulton, NY, and later taught school in nearby districts. She was prominent in church and was socially active in Fulton and throughout Oswego County. She was 70 years old when she died.

More About FANNIE S. HOWE:
Burial: Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton, Oswego Co., NY, Fulton, Oswego Co., NY75
Residence: 184 South Third Street

Children of ARVIN RICE and FANNIE HOWE are:
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