Sunday, May 27, 2012

Sunday's Obituary: Thomas J. Price 1869 - 1926

Thomas Jesse Price
15 Oct 1869 - 14 Jul 1926

Thomas Jesse Price was the the third husband of my husband's maternal great grandmother, Edna Metcalf. He and Edna were married in 1921. Their marriage ended in just 5 short years when Thomas died. Edna never remarried and for the next 31 years she was known by the family as "Granny Price" and "Mrs. Eddy Price" by most others. (Edna's children were all from her first marriage to Michael R. Melvin.)

Obituary of T. J. Price
T. J. Price, 57, Ex - Officer, Dies

Thomas Jesse Price, 56 years old, retired patrolman of the Louisville Police Department, died at 4:50 o'clock Monday afternoon at his home, 822 South Fifteenth Street, after an illness of four years. Mr. Price, a former railroad worker, was appointed on the police force in 1907 and was retired on a pension twelve years later, in 1917, as a result of injuries to his leg which he suffered after a battle with a negro.  Mr. Price was shot in his leg, leaving him slightly crippled.  Mr. Price is survived by his widow, Mrs. Edna Price, and two brothers, Benjamin F. Price and Harvey R. Price.  Funeral services will be held at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the resicence. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

This obituary was found in the photo album of Edna's daughter, Florence Polly (Melvin) Scott.


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