biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
MADISON TICE, an extensive land-owner of Mahaska County, resides on section 5, Black Oak Township. He is a native of Virginia, and was born Sept. 28, 1827, being a son of Jacob and Jane (Hall) Tice. When but six years of age, his parents removed to what is now known as Menard County, Ill. There he grew to manhood, and became thoroughly familiar with all the duties connected with farming. In 1847 he came to Iowa, first stopping in Jasper County, where he purchased land and resided until 1852, then came to this county and settled when he now resides. In 1855 Mr. Tice was united in marriage with Miss Nancy E. Mays, a native of Ohio, and a daughter of Charles and Mary E. Mays. By this marriage there have been born ten children: Theophilus married Harriet Godby; Manella is the wife of J. E. Hull; Mary became Mrs. J. W. Straughan; Minnie, Mrs. E. M. Grimes; Louisa, Mrs. Luther Lawrence; the balance are, Cona, C. G., Hattie, Daniel and Lottie J. Mr. Tice, during the Civil War, was a stanch Republican, and voted with that party up to 1876, when he cast his ballot for Samuel J. Tilden for President, and since then has affiliated with the Democracy. He has at different times held about all the various local offices in his township, and is a member of the I. 0. 0. F. Mr. Tice owns 563 acres of land, 320 of which constitute the home farm, and devotes his entire attention to stock farming. His horses and cattle are all of high grade. For three years he bought and sold live-stock, which business proved financially a great success. In the year 1864 he shipped thirteen cars of hogs to Chicago, of which he owned a half interest. They were sold in that city at the extraordinary price of $13.65 per hundred pounds, which is supposed to be the highest price ever paid in that city for hogs. Mr. Tice, a model farmer, has achieved financial success because of the ability with which he has managed his business, and has now reached a degree of wealth which enables him to live without the fear that the gaunt wolf of poverty and want will ever cross his threshold. He is of that class of citizens most desirable in any community, and is widely known and esteemed throughout the county.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy