EDWARD LEWIS PRICE
DR. E. L. PRICE
CALLED TO HIS REWARD
Well Known Physician
Surrounded by His
Family of Loved Ones.
Dr. E. L. Price died
Monday night at five minutes past eleven o’clock, of nephritis, after an
illness of five days.
The doctor had not
been well for several days, but did not take to his bed till Thursday of
last week. The family was at once alarmed and physicians were called
who gave him the best of attention. But his condition continued to grow
worse and it was evident that medical skill could avail nothing. On
Sunday afternoon Drs. Buchanan and Ammerman of Nevada, Todd of Richards,
and Smith and Altham of Metz held a consultation. While they
entertained hope for their brother physician, they were forced to admit
that three score and ten years had left its mark and the odds were
largely in favor of the death reaper. He continued to grow worse and
surrounded by his family he passed away at the time above mentioned.
Two physicians and a number of I.O.O.F. brothers were at his side when
the end came.
The funeral services,
which were not held till 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon, were conducted
at the home by Rev. M. A. Wolfe. The services were short but
The remains were then
given in charge of Metz Lodge No. 694 I.O.O.F., and were escorted to the
beautiful Balltown cemetery. The crowd that attended the funeral was
perhaps the largest that ever left Metz. The vehicles extended back for
a mile as they proceeded to the cemetery. At the grave the ritual
services of the order were conducted and the last sad rites to a
departed brother were performed. The remains were then laid to rest in
Edward Lewis Price
was born near Glasgow, Charitan county, Missouri November 5, 1835. He
was married to Mary P. Morrison near his old home on September 25,
1862. Ten children were born to them, eight of whom are now living, as
follows: Mrs. Nettie Bush and Mrs. Minnie Montgomery of Nevada, Mrs.
Denie Dunbar of Boise City, Idaho, W. D. Price of Pueblo, Colo, J. A.
Price of Okmulgee, I.T., and E. E. Price, Miss Byrde Price and C. H.
Price of Metz, all of whom were at the funeral. Besides his companion
and children, he is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jennie Rowan of Kansas
City, who has been here for several months, and ten grandchildren,
several of whom were at the funeral.
medicine for a time under two prominent physicians and surgeons at
Cambridge he entered a medical college at St. Louis and in due time
received a diploma. During the war he serviced in the state service for
a period, and not till after the close of the great conflict did he
engage in the practice of medicine. For forty five years he visited the
sick and administered for their relief.
Dr. Price removed to
Vernon county with his family March 10, 1881, and located two and
one-half miles north of Nevada. About three years later he moved near
Balltown, where he resided until January 10, 1900, when he removed to
Metz. Here he continued to reside until his death.
Dr. Price became a
member of the Odd Fellows at Cambridge, Mo., forty-two years ago. He
was active in the organization of Metz lodge and became one of its
charter members. He was one of the trustees of the lodge at the time of
Dr. Price loved his
family first and then his friends. He never failed to have a kind word
for every one and everyone liked him. His pleasant and jolly
disposition made him popular at all times.
In business circles
he was ever ready to work for anything to the good of our town. In the
building of the new hall he was one of the untiring workers, and
doubtless it was his efforts that hurried its completion.
Dr. Price’s place in
this community cannot be filled and he will be sadly missed by all.
He has gone to the
reward of the faithful.
Metz, MO. February 7, 1906, page 1.