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The PRICE Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on Price. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

Two books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal in part with the Price family. They are: Norman F. Douty's The Douty-Smith and Beck-Price Families: Correlated with Those of Crites, Hecker, Poorman, Ream and Wolfart (Lewisburg, Pa.: Colonial Print House, 1974); and, J. Montgomery Seaver's Price Family Records (Philadelphia, Pa.: Historical Genealogical Society, 1929).

There are 21 first-name entries for Price in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several mentions of the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' Price neighbors in 1890:

BELLEFONTE Borough:

Annie--213 W. High
John, 75, laborer--113 W. Linn

BOGGS Township:

Byers, 53, laborer--Milesburg

COLLEGE Township:

Catharine--State College

HARRIS Township:

J. J., 76, carpet store--Boalsburg
	Sarah

HOWARD Township:

Mary J.--Howard
	William 17

LIBERTY Township:

William J., 17, laborer--Blanchard

RUSH Township:

Alexander, 42, laborer--Philipsburg
	Amanda
	Cora
	Gertrude
	Dellezine
	Grace
	Ethel

SNOW SHOE Township:

Lewis, 31, foreman--Snow Shoe
	Anna
	Sarah
	Mary A.
	Anna 
	Robert 3

TAYLOR Township:

Russell A., 55, laborer--Port Matilda
	Rebecca
	Leona M.
	William W. 19
	Lillie C.
	Rosa B.
	Sidney M. 8
	Jesse K. 6

UNION Township:

Amanda S.--Fleming

WORTH Township:

Alvin U., 29, manufacturer--Port Matilda
	Edith
	Della M.
	Anna B.
	Ada G.
	Albin 57
	Alice
	William 26