The Thompson M. Rine Family

Submitted by Janet Risinger Currie.

Thompson McIntire Rine
Emma Viola (Davis) Rine


Emma Viola (Davis) Thompson
12/15/1855 - 3/12/1882

The Horrible Fate of Mrs. Rine at
Beach Bottom

The explosion of a Flask of Carbolic Acid
and Gasoline Sets Fire to Her
and Burns Her to a

     A horrible case of burning occurred at Beach Bottom, just north of here, on Saturday night, by which Mrs. Thompson Rine lost her life. The particulars are the most terrible and heartrending of any that have demanded our reporters attention for years and the curcumstances surrounding the tragic death are sufficient to cause the stoutest heart to shudder. The victim is Mrs. Viola Rine, wife of Thompson Rine, the son of John Rine, proprietor of the Rine House on Market Square, and the details as follows:
     On Saturday Mr. Rine came to this city and purchased a mixture to kill the lice on his horses. It was composed of carbolic acid, gasoline and other liquids not now known and was put up in a quart bottle. Mr. Rine took it home and put it on the mantle over the fire. About 7 o'clock in the evening Mrs. Rine was sitting before the fire sewing while her four little girls were playing about her and her husband was attending to the horses. Suddenly the bottle exploded and the deadly mixture was thrown upon her, striking her in the neck and instantly spread over her entire body. The mixture was intensley strong and from that moment began suffering which could only have been paralleled by

The Agonies of the Crucifix

     No eyes but those of the small children saw the anguish of the mother as she writhed in vain until unconsciousness came over her. Her husband returned to find her upon the floor, with the children crouching about her in utter consternation. She was horribly burned. Not a hair had been left upon her head and her abdomen was literally eaten away, exposing the bowels. She was still alive but unconscious, and all that medical aid could availwas done, but in vain. She lingered in the entensest agony until 4 o'clock yesterday, when death came to her relief.
     Mrs. Rine was about twenty-eight years of age and mother of four children, all under the age of six years. It is an exceedingly sad case, as well as horrible one.


Thompson McIntire Rine
3/17/1852 - 2/10/1934


Well known Triadelphia District Farmer Died This Morning.

     Thomas M. Rine, a well known Triadelphia district farmer and huckster, died this morning at 12:15 o'clock at home on Middle Wheeling Creek.
      Mr Rine was born in New Alexandria, O, on March 27, 1852, a son of James and Charlotte McIntire Rine. He was married to Viola Davis and after her death married again to Annie Richey who died 14 years ago. He came to Ohio County at the age of two years and lived his entire life here. He had lived at the place of death for the past 44 years. For 35 years he and engaged in the huckster business and during that time had kept a stall at Center Market.
     He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. P. E. Rice, Warwood; Mrs. Huber Craig, Triadelphia; Mrs Georgia Muldoon, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Ada Williams, Elm Grove and Mrs. Margaret Risinger, Moundsville; two sons O. T. Rine, Wheeling and Albert H. Rine, Triadelphia; 24 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
     The remains have been removed to the Crider Brothers funeral home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


The Daughters of Thompson McIntire Rine & Emma Viola Davis

Lottine Rine (Photo) - Married Phillip E. Rice.

Birdie (b 1879; d 1956) & Georgia Pearl (b 1882) Rine (Photo)
Birdie married Huber Craig; Pearl married Charles Duncan Muldoon.
Georgia Pearl raised by grandparents Alfred & Sarah Davis.

Mary Corena Rine (b 1878) (Photo) - known as Aunt Rene; married Wilbur Duncan.

Obituary of Mrs. Lottie M. R. Rice

     Mrs. Lottie McIntire Rine Rice, 76, widow of P.E. Rice, died Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock in her home, 517 Richland ave. Warwood.
     A daughter of the late Thomas and Emma Viola Rine, she was born in Wheeling November 27, 1875. She was a member of the Warwood Methodist church.
     Her husband preceded her in death in 1941. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Katheryn L. Rice, at home, and a son, Louis E. Rice, of Warwood.
     Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. G. T. Muldoon of Pittsburgh Pa., and Mrs. Birdie Craig of Triadelphia: two half sisters, Mrs. Margaret Risinger of Moundsville, and Mrs. Addie Fordyce of Elm Grove; a half brother, O. T. Rine of Wheeling, and two grandchildren.
     Friends are being received at the Bodey funeral home, 2101 Warwood ave., Warwood, where services will be held in the chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. M. C. Miles, pastor of Warwood Methodist church will officiate, and interment will follow in Stone Church cemetery, Elm Grove.