Lewis Price

Lewis Price

Birth
Clay County, Missouri, USA
Death 19 Jan 1913 (aged 63)
Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot block 2, lot 140
Memorial ID 33293595 · View Source
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Lewis Price was a slave who fought in the Civil War before coming out west. Hauling goods across the plains brought Price to Colorado, where he settled in Denver. With borrowed money, he started a financially successful laundry. He then founded and published the Denver Star, the first black newspaper west of the Missouri River. The paper had a short life and Price started over again in real estate. He again became financially successful, only to lose everything in the 1893 Silver Panic.


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  • Created by: Scott Braddy
  • Added: 26 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33293595
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lewis Price (19 May 1849–19 Jan 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33293595, citing Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Scott Braddy (contributor 46980257) .