in 1862. Oregon Territory via the Hawaiian Islands, where her husband was assigned as a missionary. 16 It opened in 1917, and soon added a kindergarten; the children's program continues at the site today, as the Mother Rice Preschool. The Rices sailed in the ninth company of missionaries to Hawaii from the, american Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions (abcfm) on the ship, gloucester, leaving from. 2, in 1840, as a new bride, she left New York for the. Click Show Locations to see your results on a map. She died on May 25, 1911, aged 94 years. "Ninetieth Birthday of 'Mother' Rice" Hawaiian Star (October 11, 1906.