Carl Rice – Eugene Pioneer Cemetery (IOOF)”
Rice – On Wednesday morning, at 6:30, January 1, 1908, at the Eugene hospital, of sarcoma, Carl Rice, aged 31 years. Deceased was the superintendent of the salmon hatchery on the Siuslaw and has been sick for some time with a malignant growth known as sarcoma, but to the unprofessional it is known as cancer. He was brought to the Eugene hospital about two weeks since, but nothing could be done to save his life. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Rice of Mapleton and besides his parents he leaves three brothers: Peter S., Olaf and Otto, and four sisters, Pauline, Mary, Jennie and Altihe. The lady who was to have become his wife, is also a mourner of his untimely death.
Mr. Rice was a member of the Maple lodge, I.O.O.F., and had the sincere respect of a large circle of friends.
The funeral service will be held from Gordon’s undertaking rooms at 10 o’clock on Friday. The services at this place will be conducted by Rev. M.P. Dommersnaes and the services at the grave will be conducted by the Odd Fellows, Interment at the Odd Fellow cemetery“
Eugene Morning Register, January 2, 1908, pg 8.
Carl’s marker reads: “Carl Rice, July 25, 1876 — Jan 1, 1908.” This is a good example of the contrast between the stone markers and the zinc markers popular during this time period. The zinc markers as we saw with Catherine Muser’s has stayed clean of deteriorating lichen growth.
The stone next to Carl’s marker was for Pauline Rice, Mar 14, 1878 — Oct 12, 1919, I assume to be his sister listed in his obituary.