Monterey County California Genealogy and History

Monterey County: Biographies


Earnest, thorough and conscientious, Dr. Floyd B. Rice has become firmly established in public regard as an able exponent of his profession, and his connection with the dental fraternity of Watsonville has brought to it additional prestige. He was born November 29, 1890, in Dixon, Solano county, California, and is a son of John H. and Elma (Scott) Rice, both representatives of honored pioneer families of the state. The father was a successful financier and served for many years as cashier of the Bank of Dixon, enjoying the distinction of being the youngest man in the state to hold that office. He has passed away but the mother survives. Her father, G. W. Scott, crossed the plains to California in 1849 and was one of the early settlers of Yolo county.

Dr. Rice obtained his early instruction in the Dixon grammar school and afterward completed a course in the Chico high school. He next attended the University of California and after leaving that institution entered the College of Physicians & Surgeons at San Francisco, from which he was graduated with the class of 1913, winning the degree of D. D. S. He began his professional career in Fresno, California, and in 1918 came to Watsonville, where he has since made his home. He has equipped his office with the most modern appliances and possesses the mechanical skill and ingenuity so necessary to the successful dentist. He enjoys a large practice, and his profession claims his undivided attention.

On August 2, 1916, Dr. Rice married Miss Edna A. Brink, a native of Butte county, California, and they now have a daughter, Floydene. Dr. Rice belongs to the Dixon Lodge of Masons and the Woodland Lodge of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He is first vice president of the Exchange Club of Watsonville and one of its charter members. He represents the third generation of the family in California and is one of the state's most loyal sons, being thoroughly appreciative of the many advantages and attractions of this favored region.

Source: History of Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties, California : cradle of California's history and romance : dating from the planting of the cross of Christendom upon the shores of Monterey Bay by Fr. Junipero Serra, and those intrepid adventurers who accompanied him, down to the present day. Chicago: S.J. Clarke Pub. Co., 1925, 890 pgs.