June 1, 1925: On this day, Howard Hughes married Houston socialite Ella Rice. The newlyweds were both under 21 when they decided to tie the knot. Hughes had already inherited his family's oil business, and Ella was the daughter of David Rice, who was the son of Frederick Rice, who was the brother of William Marsh Rice, the guy that gave Rice University as gift to Houston.
Hughes withdrew from shortly after his father's death. On June 1, 1925, he married Ella Botts Rice, daughter of David Rice and Martha Lawson Botts of Houston. They moved to Los Angeles, where he hoped to make a name for himself as a filmmaker.
Hughes’ parents died one after the other in the early 20s. After the death of his father in 1924, Hughes dropped out of Rice University. His father’s will remained unchanged even after his mother’s death, and hence Howard inherited only 75% of the family fortune. He became an emancipated minor on his 19th birthday. Hughes married Ella Botts Rice on 1stJune1925 and they moved to California so that Hughes could pursue his dream of becoming a renowned filmmaker.
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|Full Name at Birth||Ella Botts Rice|
|Alternative Name||Ella Botts Rice Hughes|
|Age||87 (age at death) years|
|Birthday||11th July, 1904|
|Died||23rd June, 1992|