Madison Ice had a peg leg, said to be the result of a war injury (but no military record found). He was nicknamed "Uncle Mad" not only because he was Madison but also because he had a great sense of humor. Melvin's wife Mary was said to be a "sourpuss.""
1880 census shows Madison Ice, 28y, living at home with his parents. His listed as "crippled."
1906. Marriage to Mary A. (Reck) Lindsey in Spencer County Indiana. NOTE: this was the 5th marriage for Mary (age 57) and the first marriage for Madison Ice (age 56). After Madison dies in 1920, Mary (now age 71) will marry for a 6th time to Alfred Black.
1910 census shows Madison Ice 58y, living with his wife Mary 61y, on his farm located in Ohio Township, Spencer County Indiana.
He died in 1920.
Residence (1860) Ohio Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States
Residence (1870) Indiana, United States
Residence (1880) Ohio, Spencer, Indiana, United States
Residence (16 Jun 1906) , Spencer,
Residence (1910) Ohio, Spencer, Indiana, United States
Burial (1920) Pleasant Valley,, Spencer Co, Indiana
Residence (1920) Rockport Ward 3, Spencer, Indiana, United States
"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHS6-V12 : 19 August 2017), George Ice, Ohio, Spencer, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district ED 47, sheet 109D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0311; FHL microfilm 1,254,311.
"Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KFF6-7G9 : 10 December 2017), Madison Ice and Mary A Osborne, 16 Jun 1906; citing Spencer, Indiana, United States, various county clerk offices, Indiana; FHL microfilm 1,321,776.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Madison by comparing test results with other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Madison: