Ibzan Leftwich Rice

b. 23 September 1874, d. 11 May 1949

Ibzan Leftwich Rice, 1874-1949
  • Ibzan Leftwich Rice was born on 23 September 1874 in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.
  • He was known as I. L.
  • Hezakiah Fleetwood Rice and Sarah Elizabeth Wood appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Smith County, Texas. Other members of the household included Ibzan Leftwich Rice, William Wade Rice, Elbert Dean Rice, Clen Rice and Clifton Rice.
  • He was working on the farm, according to the 1900 census.
  • He married Siathia Alethia Weakley, daughter of Louis Weakley and Ann Barnes, on 22 November 1903.
  • A photographic portrait was made of brothers William Wade, IL, Clen, Clifton and Dean.
  • Ibzan Leftwich Rice and Siathia Alethia Weakley appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Smith County, Texas, at Tyler & Bullard Road. Other members of the household included Louis Fleetwood Rice.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1920 census.
  • Ibzan Leftwich Rice and Siathia Alethia Weakley appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Smith County, Texas, at Old Bullard Road. Also in the household was cousin Lawrence McClure, age 71.
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1930 census.
  • Ibzan Leftwich Rice became a widower at the 9 April 1931 death of his wife Siathia Alethia Weakley.
  • Ibzan Leftwich Rice appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Smith County, Texas. Other members of the household included Louis Fleetwood Rice and Mary Corrinne Rice. Ibzan, Fleetwood and Corrinne were living in the same house in 1935.
  • Ibzan Leftwich Rice died on 11 May 1949 at age 74 in Rusk, Cherokee County, Texas, at Rusk State Hospital.
  • He was buried at Kendrick Cemetery in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.
  • A single grave marker identifies the graves of Ibzan Leftwich Rice and Siathia Alethia Weakley.
  • Photographs and much of the information on the Rice branch of the Wood family are found here thanks to the generosity of Charlies Wood "Woody" Rice.
  • Last Edited: 18 Oct 2012

Family: Siathia Alethia Weakley b. 11 May 1879, d. 9 April 1931