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Hi - I did not remember that his last name was Rice. I can't give you much "genealogy" information - but - my parents bought the house across Conewango Ave. from him in 1956 (approx.). At that time, the house was still standing - that was on the bank leading into Beaty field - a sport and recreation area bordering the Conewango Creek. I am not sure that he was living there - but, if not, had recently died - it's hard to remember what was memories of walking past there on my way home from school and what was from when we moved into house on Conewango Ave. I think I vaguely remember him being outside the house - but that may have been before we moved in - I had to walk up Conewango Ave. on my way home from grade school.
I suppose it is possible that I am talking about another generation, but I doubt it, as everyone referred to him as "the old man at Beaty Field". The house was fairly small, and in great need of work. I don't know if there were no living relatives, if the town declared it unfit, or if they purchased the home - but shortly after moving into our house, the one across the street was torn down. It had been the only house, in my lifetime, to be "on" Beaty Field. If you are not familiar with Warren - Beaty Field was donated by the Beaty family to the town for recreation (across Third Street is Beaty School, property also donated by Beaty family), and covers approximately three blocks. One half of it, the section where the house bordered, is a track - the northern half has tennis courts, playground and pavilion.