Rice, William B., M. D. - The prominence attained by Dr. W. B. Rice in Lockport during the past fifteen years, is such as to warrant some mention in these pages. This gentleman has occupied a special sphere in the successful care and treatment of the sick and afflicted. He was born in Madison county, N. Y., November 29, 1828. He was educated in the public schools and academy at Port Byron. At an early age he began the study of medicine in his father's office and in 1863 was graduated from the New York Homeopathic Medical College, receiving the degree of M. D. He at this date removed to the town of Millville, Mass., and began the practice of his profession, in which he continued for a short time when he removed to Niagara Falls, N. Y. Dr. Rice has always taken an active part in politics and during President Grant's term was postmaster at Niagara Falls, also under President Hayes. He is a member of the Niagara County Medical Society of which he is president. January 13, 1853, he married Jerusha Barton.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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