Saturday, April 30, 2011

Sylvester R. Price

This was taken from The Concordia (Kan.) Blade-Empire, Thursday, March 9, 1939.

Sylvester B. Price was born in Warren county, Ky., May 28, 1845, and died in Concordia, March 2, 1939, at the age of 93 years, 9 months and 4 days.

He was one of the survivors of the Civil War.  He enlisted from Williamson county, Illinois, on Aug. 12, 1862, as a private in Co. H, Eighty-first Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry.  His regiment saw duty with the Army of the Tennessee and was in a number of battles in the western section of the war territory, including the siege of Vicksburg.  Following a severe illness, he received an honorable discharge Oct. 8, 1864.

Mr. Price came to Kansas in 1866 and had lived in Republic and Cloud counties since that time.  He was united in marriage on Sept. 20, 1868, with Miss Isabel Powell.  To this union were born five children.  Mrs. Price died Jan. 19, 1906.  One daughter, Mrs. Fannie Cole, preceded her father in death in 1923.

On June 9, 1909 he was married to Belle Varvel Houston who died Oct. 3, 1913.

Mr. Price was associated with the Methodist church for many years.

He is survived by four children, Mrs. Lillian Scott, Los Angeles, Cal.; Mrs. Gertrude Ashcraft, Hollis; James Price, Concordia; Mrs Blanche Fry of Hollis; eight grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. William Christie, Concordia.

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