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Joseph Rice & Mary Deer Of Caughnawaga

Rebecca Rice says:

I have so many blanks. Grandfather is Joseph (K?) Rice, he married Mary Deer. They had 5 children( I believe) Frank, Ruth, Marie, Russell & ?William? ( possibly may have had more children…not sure. Looking for anything regarding my lineage. Russell is my father, my sister & I tried to do this years ago and came to a dead end. We did end up registering my father though.


RICE DEER MARRIAGE, Caughnawa Mohawk Iroquois Genealogy

Joseph K. Rice (son of Annie) and Marie K. Deer (daughter of Thomas K Deer and Helene Phillips) signed an affidavit of intention to marry on November 19th, 1928 in Toronto (York County, Ontario). Joseph and Mary had both been born in Quebec. At the time of his marriage, Joseph Rice was an iron worker. They stated that their residence on marrying would be 6 Walton Street.

In addition, this  might be Marie and her family in the 1911 census in Caughnawaga.

12 215 Deer Thomas M Head M May 1879 32  
13 215 Deer Helena F Wife M May 1885 26  
14 215 Deer Marie F Daughter S Dec 1905 5  
15 215 Deer Anna F Daughter S Apr 1908 3  
16 215 Jacobs Thom M Cousin M Mar 1889 22  

Of Possible Interest

Indexes: First Peoples

January 9, 2014 - Posted by | . | , , ,


  1. Hi Rebecca i will try to find some information for you i also have a Jacobs line in my family tree Judy Rice Toffoli


    Comment by Judy Rice | April 2, 2016 | Reply

  2. Do you know if Leon Rice was also nick named “Sparky” ?


    Comment by Susan Spicer | December 18, 2020 | Reply

    • Hello,
      This is Evelyn. I don’t have an answer for you but there are Rices who read here from time to time so hopefully someone will know something 🙂


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 18, 2020 | Reply

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