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Memorable Manitobans: Samuel Dwight Rice (1815-1884)


Born at Houlton, Maine on 11 September 1815, he was converted to Methodism in 1834 and became a preacher, first in New Brunswick and later in Canada West (now Ontario). From 1880 to 1882 he held a pastorate at Grace Church in Winnipeg, where he served on the board of education in 1880-1881. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 15 December 1884.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Grace Methodist Church / Grace United Church (266 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg)

Samuel Dwight Rice, Dictionary of Canadian Biography XI, 729-30.


Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 February 2019

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