McCulloch County History, Vol. I
The death of J. N. Rice, pioneer settler and early-day ranchman of Brady
and McCulloch County occurred Wednesday morning at 2:00 o'clock at Terrell,
Texas where he had made his home the last 23 years.
John. N. Rice was born in Alabama, Jan. 21, 1855. He left that state when a boy and located in Jacksonville, Texas, following the death of his parents, and where he spent his early youth, making his home with his sisters, Mrs. Jim Turney and Mrs. Bob McGlathery.
He came to McCulloch County in the late '70's and engaged in the stock business. He became one of the leading and most prominent ranchmen in this section of the state. His ranch covered a large part of what now is Carroll Colony community, including Bluff Pens and what is known as the K Cross ranch.
The body was shipped over the Frisco and arrived at 8:20 yesterday morning, and was carried to the residence of his son, Marion A. Rice, where funeral services were conducted at 3:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon by the Rev. S. H. Jones. A large concourse of sympathizing neighbors, friends and old-time acquaintances were present to pay their last respects to the dead and to offer consolation to the bereaved, Interment was made in Brady Cemetery (Live Oak).
Pallbearers were Messrs. J. H. White, G. R. White, J. C. Wall, J.B. Lockhart, J. R. Winstead, and F. M. Richards, all of whom are old-time friends and associates of Mr. Rice. 4/10 & 13/1923.