Minnie Pearl Main (1868-1949)

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Minnie Pearl Main Price
Price, Minnie Pearl Main.jpg
Born: 2 October 1868 Lansing, Michigan
Died: 5 July 1949 Lansing, Michigan
Father: John Lewis Main
Mother: Ella Isadora Scothorn
Siblings: Minnie Pearl Main
Frederic Main
Cora Mabel Main
Marion Main
Spouse: James Lincoln Price
Married: 6 Jul 1892 Lansing, Michigan
Children: Isadora Minerva Price
Donald Arthur Price

Minnie Pearl Main was born 2 October 1868 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.

Her parents are John Lewis Main and Ella Isadora Scothorn.

Her siblings are Frederic Main, Cora Mabel Main and Marion Main.

Minnie married James Lincoln Price on 6 July 1892 at Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. The newspaper notice of 7 July 1892 reads as follows:

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 Confectionary Company.

Their children are Isadora Minerva and Donald Arthur Price.

Minnie loved her children and her husband. She spent her days taking care of them. Minnie had a partial stroke to her face while caring for her ailing husband and always kept that side of her face away from his sight so he would not know. He died 4 July 1917. Minnie went on to share many years with her sister and children. Spending time in Harbor Springs with her Uncle Fred Main.

Minnie died 5 July 1949 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. She was buried in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Lansing.

Mt. Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Michigan


  • Scothorn Family Bible:
Minnie Pearl Main born 2 October 1868 Lansing, Ingham, Michigan.
Minnie Pearl Main married James L. Price 6 July 1892 at Lansing, Michigan.
  • 1870 Federal Census, 2 Ward, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan
Main, John L.
, Minnie, 1, female, Michigan
  • 1880 Federal Census, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan
Main, John L.
, Minnie P., daughter, single, female, white, 11, MI, At School, NY, OH
Groom's name: James L. Price
Groom's age: 30 years
Groom's birth year: 1862
Groom's birthplace: Jay Co., Ind.
Groom's father's name: Wm Price
Groom's mother's name: Minerva Hickman
Bride's name: Minnie Pearl Main
Bride's age: 23 years
Bride's birth year: 1869
Bride's birthplace: Lansing
Father of bride's name: John L. Main
Mother of bride's name: Ella J. Scothom
Marriage date: 06 Jul 1892
Marriage place: Lansing, Ingham, Michigan
Film number: 2342493
Digital GS number: 4208247
Image number: 383
Reference number: v 2 p 241 rn 1290
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
  • 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
  • 1920 Federal Census Lansing, Ingham, Michigan Ward 4 18 Jan 1920 ED 97 N. Washington Ave.
Main, Mabel, head, own home mort., female, white, 72, single, MI, NY, OH, teacher public school
Price, Minnie P., sister, female, white, 51, Widow, MI, NY, OH
, Isadora M., niece, female, white, 20, single, CO, MI, MI
, R. Donald A., nephew, male, white, 19, single, CO, IN, MI
  • 1930 Federal Census, Harbor Springs Village, Emmet, Michigan
Main, Frederick F., head, male, white, 85, widow, married at 30, NY, CT, NY,
Price, Minnie P., niece, female, white, 61, widow, married at 23, MI, NY, OH
  • 1940 Federal Census, Harbor Springs, Emmet, Michigan
Price, Donald A.
, Minnie, mother, female, 71, widowed, MI
  • Death Announcement:
Minnie P. Price
OCT 2, 1868 - JULY 5, 1949
Services at The Colonial Chapel Estes- Leadley Funeral Home
Thursday 7 JUL 1949 at 3:00 P.M.
Clergyman: Rev. William A. Blanding
Organist: Miss Mildred Koonsman
Interment: at Mt. Hope Cemetary, Lansing, Michigan
Bearers: Joseph Marshall, Karl Schneeberger, James Price and Frank Sallows
23rd Psalm
Price, Minnie P. Main, b. 1888, d. 1949, Sec Q
  • Gravestone, Mount Hope Cemetery, Lansing, Michigan:
Minnie P. Main Price
  • Headstone Photo courtesy of Stephen Lee Smith taken November 2013