|Birth: ||Jan. 3, 1869, Wales|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 1927|
Son of Rhyes and Mary (Hughes) Price.
John R. Price.
HUGH PRICE DIES SUDDENLY AFTER CHURCH SERVICE
Hugh Price, aged 57 years, of 390 North River street, was fatally stricken with heart disease last evening, while on his way home from a religious service, which he had conducted himself in Miner Congregational Church, at Miners Mills. Mr. Price, who was prominently known and highly respected, and was inside foreman at the Dorrance colliery of the Lehigh Valley Coal Co., accompanied by his wife left the church last night, in apparently the best of health. Walking to the Wilkes-Barre & Eastern railroad station on Carey street, Plains, which is also a street-car stop, Mr. and Mrs. Price waited for the car. but suddenly Mr. Price was stricken, and was carried into the store of Edward Jenkins at Plains, where he died before medical aid could be summoned.
He was born in Blenan Pestinog, North Wales, in January 1879, and came to this country with his parents when a child. His mother and father settled in Plains township, and the son secured a place as door-boy at the Henry colliery of the Lehigh Valley Coal Company, and since that time had been in the employ of that company rendering highly trustworthy and efficient service. Mr. Price was given rapid promotion to one position after another by his employers, because of his thorough and expert knowledge of mining and the men who labored under the ground. He had been foreman at the Dorrance colliery for over thirteen years.
Mr. Price was actively affiliated with the various Masonic orders, was Past Master of St. John's Lodge of Masons at Pittston, and was also a member of Irem Temple chanters. He was well known in music circles, and was deacon and trustee of Miner Congregational Church.
He is survived by his wife and two sons, Harold L. Price a member of Lehigh Valley engineer corps, and Thomas Price, a student at Lehigh University, Also two brothers, Thomas, a mine contractor of this city; and John Price, general inside foreman at Franklin colliery of Lee high Valley Coal Co., and one sister, Mrs. George LeGrand of Brooklyn.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the family, residence, 890 North River street. Interment will be in Hollenback Cemetery.
(Wilkes-Barre Evening News, 18 Mar 1927)
One of the largest funerals ever held in Wilkes-Barre was the funeral of the late Hugh Price, inside foreman of the Dorrance colliery of Lehigh Valley Coal company, held from the family home, 390 North River street, yesterday afternoon. Men and women from all walks of life were in attendance with the Miner Congregational Sunday school, the official forces of Dorrance, Prospect, Henry and Mineral Springs collieries and the entire membership of Dorrance lodge, No 727, U. M. W. of A. attending in a body. Rev. J. M. Pritchard, pastor of Miner Congregational church, Miners Mills of which Mr. Price was one of the most active members condensed short services at the residence. Rev. Pritchard paid a fitting eulogy to the late mine foreman, during the services which were concluded by Dieu Le Veut commandary, No 46, Knights Templar of this city. Burial was in Hollenback cemetery.
(Scranton Times, 22 Mar 1927)
Elizabeth Lewis Price (1869 - 1947)
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