Saturday, 1 March 2014

Obituary of Joseph Price

From the Saint Croix Courier Thursday, August 10 1899

"This community numbers one good citizen less than it did on Tuesday morning, for death came suddenly to Joseph Price that day. He had been at work in Calais that day and was returning home on his truck wagon. When near the end of the Ferry Point bridge, he was seen to fall to the ground. He was quickly carried into the custom house and physicians summoned, but ere they arrived life had fled. One wheel of the cart had passed over the body, but it was evident that his death was caused by heart disease. Mr. Price was a native of England, seventy-four years of age, and had followed the trade of a stone cutter here for many years. He had long been a consistent member of the Methodist church, and was faithful in attendance upon all its services. He was universally respected in the community and beloved by many. His funeral will be held from his home, corner of Main and Queen streets, this afternoon at two o'clock.".

Birth: Jan 1825 - Hasbury, Worcestershire UK
Christening: 13 Feb 1825 - Halesowen, Worcester, England

Death: 8 Aug 1899 - St. Stephen, N.B. Canada
Burial: 10 Aug 1899 - Lot #12, Geranium Path, St. Stephen Rural Cemetery, St. Stephen N.B. Canada

Joseph Price was a brother of Stephen Price. Stephen was the great, great grand father of my aunt's husband David Blount.

The Price family originated from Wales but settled in the Hasbury / Halesowen of the West Midlands UK in  the 1800s. There was a strong tradition of stone masonry in the family.

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