Dorothy Beck, my Rice great-grandfather as well as great-great grandfather were of Dallas Township, Bigelow, Holt, MO. Your Emery Frank Rice was born 8 years after my great-grandfather, George Miles Rice. I would wonder if Emery Frank Rice's father was a sibling of my Rice great-great grandfather? Mound City is very near Bigelow, MO. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Maybe we have a connection!