Sam Rice

Birth Name: Edgar Charles Rice

Date of Birth: February 20, 1890

Place of Birth: Morocco, Indiana, U.S.

Date of Death: October 13, 1974

Place of Death: Rossmoor, Maryland, U.S.

*English, German (father)
*German, Swiss-German (mother)

Sam Rice was an American professional baseball player. He was a pitcher and outfielder in Major League Baseball (MLB). Sam started off as a relief pitcher, but played mostly in right field.

Sam was the son of Louise and Charles Rice. He was raised partly in Watseka, Illinois. His parents, two sisters, his then-wife Beulah Stam and their two children, and a farmhand, were killed in a tornado in 1912. He was later married to Mary Kendall Adams, until his death.

Sam’s paternal grandfather was Elijah Johnson Rice (the son of Nathaniel Matthew Rice and Mildred Johnston).

Sam’s paternal grandmother was Rebecca J. Wynegar (the daughter of William Wynegar and Jane Cowman). William was born in Virginia, the son of David Wynegar and Catherine Grim. Sam’s great-grandmother Jane was born in Ohio, the daughter of John Cowman and Elizabeth Strickland.

Sam’s maternal grandfather was Jacob Newmyer (the son of Philip Anton Neumaier and Rachel Regina Hauck). Jacob’s parents were German.

Sam’s maternal grandmother was Catherine Wonderly (the daughter of Joseph Wunderle and Agatha Freinemuth). Joseph was born in Switzerland, the son of Aloys Wunderlin and Klara Metzger.

Source: Obituary of Sam Rice –

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