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  • ID: I1365
  • Name: Della C Rice
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 17 JUN 1874 in Harrisburg, Lewis, NY
  • Death: 8 SEP 1917 in Lowville, Lewis, NY
  • Burial: 1917 Lowville Rural Cemetery, NY
  • Note:
    Della had a twin sister, Nellie.

    1900 Federal Census -
    Watson, Lewis Co., NY Series: T623 Microfilm: 1070 Book: 1 Page: 275

    Her obituary, from The Journal and Republican, September 13, 1917:
    Mrs. Frank R. Peckham, who had been a sufferer from Bright's disease for some time, passed away Saturday evening at her home on Trinity Avenue in this village.

    Her maiden name was Della Rice, and she was born in the town of Harrisburg, June 17, 1874, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Rice. On January 23, 1895, she was united in marriage with Mr. Peckham at Lowville, and for several years they made their home in Watson. Later they moved to Lowville and erected their home on Trinity Avenue. Mrs. Peckham was a member of Zenith Chapter No. 346, O.E.S., and held office of Electa the past two years. She was a member of the Baptist church and its various societies. As far as her strength would permit, she gave generously of her time and talents to all. She was a woman generally beloved in the community and in her brave struggle in her battle for life she exhibited great courage. Her home life was exceptionally happy one, and to the stricken family the sympathy of the entire community goes out.

    Besides her husband, she leaves four sons, Floyd, Russell, Frederick and Arthur; one daughter, Miss Gladys Peckham; her mother, Mrs. John Rice, and a twin sister, Miss Nellie Rice, all of Lowville.

    The funeral services were held from the late home of the deceased Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Elmer E. Dresser, pastor of the Baptist church, officiating. The members of the Zenith Chapter, O.E. S. attended the service in a body. Interment was made at Rural Cemetery.

    Father: John M Rice b: 4 MAR 1842 in New York State
    Mother: Emma Newton b: 21 DEC 1846 in Lewis Co., NY

    Marriage 1 Frank Rae Peckham b: 9 JAN 1871 in Watertown, Jefferson, NY
    • Married: 23 JAN 1894 in No. 3 Road, Lowville, NY
    1. Has Children Floyd Frank Peckham b: 12 OCT 1895 in Lowville, Lewis, NY
    2. Has No Children Russell Rice Peckham b: 13 FEB 1897 in Lewis Co., NY
    3. Has No Children Gladys Lucille Peckham b: 23 JAN 1899 in Lewis Co., NY
    4. Has Children Living Peckham
    5. Has No Children Arthur Charles Peckham b: 2 SEP 1903

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