|Birth: ||Sep. 24, 1831|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1899|
His full name was George Washington Fergus Price. He was the founder of the Nashville College for Young Ladies and the President of the Tuskegee Female College. His wife was Elizabeth Margaret Pooser. Elizabeth was born June 22 1827 and she died August 4 1872 in Huntsville Alabama. Their children were Eliza G, Angie A. George H, Edwin A. and Betty. His parents were James Nicholls Price and Cornelia. His siblings were William H.C., Warren, Flora J. and Sarah V.F. Price.
Cause of death as reported in the City Death Records was Cerebral Embolism.
The 1880 Census lists the following people in Rev. Price's household:
Price, Geo. W.F. President of C.
-----Eliza C.R. wife
-----Angie A. daughter - at school
-----George H. son - School Teacher
-----Edwin A. son - at school
-----Elizabeth (Betty) F. daughter - at school
Whitehurst Julian D. Stepson - miner
Whitehurst Clara E. Stepdaughter - Teacher
Adams, Francis Nephew - Druggist
Pooser, Florence M Sister-in-law - Teacher
Schneider Erwin Assistant - Music Teacher
Cooper, Lawrence W. Son-in-Law - Lawyer
Cooper, Eliza J/G? daughter
Cooper George Price grandson
From: Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans, Johnson, Rossiter, editor
George Washington Fergus Price, educator, was born in Butler county, Ala., Sept. 24, 1830. He was graduated at the University of Alabama, A.B., 1848, A.M., 1851; was principal of Eufaula academy, 1850-52; pastor of the Methodist church, Marianna, Fla., 1852-53; professor at Auburn Female college, 1858-56; professor in the Tuskegee Female college, 1856-58; president of that institution, 1856-72; superintendent of the Nitre and Mining bureau, Confederate States government, 1863-64; president of Huntsville Female college, 1872-80; and in 1880 established and in 1881 became president of the Nashville College for Young Ladies, which closed its doors in June, 1899, after having enjoyed a remarkable growth, its pupils at the death of President Price numbering over 500. He received the degree D.D. from the University of Alabama, 1876. He died in Nashville, Tenn., April 1, 1899.
Eliza Margaret Russell Pooser Price (1832 - 1912)*
Angie A. Price (1856 - 1885)*
George H. Price (1858 - 1927)*
Edwin Armstrong Price (1860 - 1933)*
Elizabeth Fraser Price (1866 - 1959)*
A life devoted to the higher education of women in the south.
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Created by: Mary and Kent
Record added: Jan 12, 2013
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