James Lincoln Price (1862-1917)

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James Lincoln Price
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Born: 13 April 1862 Muncie, Indiana
Died: 4 July 1917 Lansing, Michigan
Father: William Price
Mother: Minerva Hickman
Siblings: James Lincoln Price
Ellsworth Grant Price
Catherine Elnora Price
Spouse: Cora Bell A. Wheeler
Married: 9 Oct 1884, Lansing, Michigan
Spouse: Minnie Pearl Main
Married: 6 Jul 1892, Lansing, Michigan
Children: Isadora Minerva Price
Donald Arthur Price

James Lincoln Price was born April 13, 1862 in Muncie, Delaware, Indiana.

His parents are William Price and Minerva Hickman.

His siblings are Ellsworth Grant and Catherine Elnora Price.

James married first Cora Bell A. Wheeler on October 9, 1884 at Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. They later divorced.

James married second Minnie Pearl Main on July 6, 1892 at Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.

Their children are Isadora Minerva Price and Donald Arthur Price.

His many occupations: Pro Boxer, Wrestler, Soft Shoe and Ballet Dancer, Actor, Candy Maker.

James died of cancer of the tongue from smoking on July 4, 1917 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.

Remembrance of a Daughter

Isadora once told of an interesting occurence that happened shortly before he died. James called his family together and although he hadn't been able to speak in a long time due to the cancer eating away his tongue, somehow he was able to talk to each of them. This was a sacred event to all of them so they rarely spoke of it.

Marriage Announcement

from a Lansing newspaper: July 7, 1892

James L. Price and Miss Minnie Pearl Main were married at home of the brides parents Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Main at 508 Kilborn Street by Rev. H. S. Jordan.
The couple will reside at 717 North Walnut Street.
The groom is a member of Lansing Confectionery Company.

Obituary

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From a Lansing newspaper: July 1917

JAMES L. PRICE, ACTIVE
IN MASONIC ORDER, DIES

James L. Price, prominent Lansing resident and an active member of Capital Lodge S. O. , N. 66, F. & A. M., died suddenly on the morning of the Fourth. Heart disease was the cause of death. Mr. Price was born in Muncie, Indiana, April 13, 1862.

Taking up the confectionery business while in his youth, he became an expert, continuing in that trade until his death. He moved from Muncie to Lansing, and soon became prominent in city affairs. He was a member of the Governor's Guard from 1888 to 1894. From 1892 to 1895 he was general manager of the Lansing Confectionery company. In 1895 he moved to Denver, Colorado, and remained in that city for 13 years, moving back to Lansing in 1908. He has since lived in this city.

Mr. Price is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie P. Price, a son, Donald A. Price, and a daughter, Isadore M. Price and his mother, Mrs. Minerva Price, of Portland, Ore.

The funeral will be conducted by the Masonic lodge, at the Price home, 1107 North Washington Ave., Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial will take place at Mt. Hope. Members of the Capital Lodge will meet at the Masonic temple at 1:30 to attend the funeral.

Sources

  • 1870 United States Federal Census, Washington, Buchanan, Iowa
Price, William
Name: Price, James L.
Age in 1870: 8
Birth Year: abt 1862
Birthplace: Indiana
Dwelling Number: 85
Race: White
Gender: Male
Attended School: Y
  • 1880 Federal Census, 2nd Ward, Dubuque, Dubuque, Iowa
Price, William, self, married, male, white, 45, Works In Saw Mill, OH, OH, OH
, Manirvy, wife, married, female, white, 47, Keeping House, TN, OH, OH, OH
, James L., son, single, male, white,18, Work In Cracker Factory, IN, OH, OH
, Elnory, daughter, single, female, white, 9, IA, OH, OH
  • Marriage: Ingham County, Michigan, Marriage Record, Number 776
Certified Copy of Record of Marriage, Michigan, Ingham County, Record No. 776: Date of Marriage: 10/09/1884
I, Mike Bryanton, Clerk of the County of Ingham and the Circuit Court thereof, the same being a Court of record having a seal, and do hereby certify that the following is a copy of the record of marriage of James L. Price and Cora Wheeler now remaining in my office and of the whole thereof, viz:
Groom: James L. Price, 22, White, of Lansing, born in Indiana
Occupation: Candymaker
Father: William Price
Mother: Minerva Hickman
Previous marriages: 0
Bride: Cora Wheeler, 16, white, of Lansing, born in Michigan
Occupation: n/a
Father: unknown
Mother: unknown
Previous marriages: 0
Place of Marriage: Lansing, Michigan
Person by whom married: A. E. Wilson, Minister
Witnesses:
A. Belle Wilson, of Lansing, Michigan
Ella Johnson, of Lansing, Michigan
Date of License: 12/02/1884
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of sa id Court, the 28th day of August A.D., 2003, Mike Bryant, Clerk
By: Kathryn A. Calder, Deputy Clerk
  • Marriage: Scothorn Family Bible
Minnie Pearl Main married James L. Price 6 July 1892 at Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.
  • 2nd Marriage: Certified Copy of Record of Marriage, Michigan, Ingham County, Record No. 1290:
Date of Marriage: 07/06/1892
I, Mike Bryanton, Clerk of the County of Ingham and the Circuit Court thereof, the same being a Court of record having a seal, and do hereby certify that the following s a copy of the record of marriage of James L. Price and Minnie Pearl Main now remaining in my office and of the whole thereof, viz:
Groom: James L. Price, 30, White, of Lansing,
Born in Jay Co., Indiana
Occupation: Confectioner
Father: William Price
Mother: Minerva Hickman
Previous marriages: 1
Bride: Minnie Pearl Main, 23, White, of Lansing,
Born in Michigan
Occupation: Unknown
Father: John L. Main
Mother: Ella J. Scothorn
Previous marriages: 0
Place of Marriage: Lansing, Michigan
Person by whom married: H. L. Jordon, Minister
Witnesses:
William Minerva Price, of Lansing, Michigan
John L. Main, of Lansing, Michigan
Date of License: 07/05/1892
In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the seal of said Court, the 28th day of August A.D., 2003,
Mike Bryant, Clerk
By: Kathryn A. Calder, Deputy Clerk
  • 1900 Federal Census, Denver City, Arapahoe, Colorado Precinct 2, 4 June 1900 E. Center St.
  1. 421/56/58
Price, James L., head, white, male, Apr 1862 38, md, 7 yrs., IND, IND, IND
, Minnie, wife, white, female, Oct 1868 , 32, md, 7 yrs., MI, NY, OH
, Isadora, daughter, white, female, Jul 1898, 1, single, CO, IND, MI
Main, Mabel, sister, white, female, May 1872, 28, single, MI, NY, OH
  • Obituary: in Lansing Newspaper: July 1917
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Michigan
Price, James L., b. 1862, d. 1917, Sec Q
  • Gravestone, Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Michigan
James L. Price 1862-1917
  • 1973 letter from Beulah M. Carl (quoting Esther Hickman Thornburg) to Kathy Heinz Brown:
Minerva married William Price of Indiana. Their children: James, Elnora (+2 who died in infancy).
James and Minnie Price went to Denver in the 1890's and Isadora and Donald were born there.
This family moved back to Michigan in 1908 and our family came to Oregon in 1909.
  • Notes of Kathy Heinz Brown:
James Lincoln Price
Birth: Apr 13, 1862, Muncie, Delaware County, Indiana
Death: July 4, 1917, Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan
Burial: July 5, 1917, Mt. Hope Cemetery - Lansing, Ingham County, Michigan
Occupation: Pro Boxer, Wrestler, Soft Shoe and Ballet dancer, Actor, Candy Maker