JOHN WILLIAMSON PRICE, M. D.
Dr. John Williamson Price, actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery in Wyoming, was born in Lake county, Tennessee, December 12, 1878, a son of William T. and Amanda Louise (Oursler) Price, who were also natives of Tennessee, where lived the grandparents and the great-grandparents of Dr. John Williamson Price.
The father of Dr. Price was a well known cotton planter of Tennessee and also engaged in the real estate business at Collierville, where his death occurred in 1903. His widow survives and yet makes her home in that place. In their family were six children: J. G., now living in Dyersburg, Tennessee; Mrs. J. W. Lynch, a resident of Collierville, where her husband is cashier in the bank; Frances, Laura and Willie, all of Collierville; and Dr. Price of this review, who is the eldest of the family.
In his boyhood days John Williamson Price was a pupil in the public schools of his native city and also attended the Bellevue high school at Collierville, subsequent to which time he entered Milligan College and still later supplemented his broad literary learning by professional study. Having determined to make the practice of medicine his life work, he became a student in the Memphis Hospital Medical College from which he was graduated with the class of 1903. He took post graduate work in Chicago in 1915 and again in 1917 and throughout his professional career he has kept in close touch with the trend of modern scientific thought and investigation. He utilizes the results of the latest research work and discoveries in his practice, readily discriminating between the essential and the nonessential in all that has to do with his professional activity. He entered upon the active practice of medicine in Marvell, Arkansas, in 1903, and there resided for a decade, removing to Laramie on the 1st of May, 1912. In the intervening period covering about six years, he has built up an extensive practice. He became the associate of Dr. William Harris, with whom he remained until February, 1917, when he became associated with Dr. R. M. Leake, formerly of Collierville, Tennessee. Dr. Price has served as city physician of Laramie and is surgeon for the Colorado, Wyoming & Eastern Railway Company; at the same time he enjoys a large private practice and is widely known in professional connections. He belongs to the Albany County Medical Society and to the Wyoming State Medical Society. Aside from his professional work Dr. Price has other business interests, one of which is the Hutton Lake Oil and Gas Company, of which he is vice president. He served as a member of the Albany county exemption board during the year 1917.
On the 5th of February, 1904, in Memphis, Tennessee, Dr. Price was united in marriage to Miss Viola V. Sanderlin, of Collierville, Tennessee. Both, Dr. Price's family, and that of his wife are among the old families in that section of Tennessee and date back to the early part of the past century, when they emigrated there from Virginia. They have one child, Amanda Louise, who was born in Collierville, Tennessee, August 2, 1906, and is now attending the University of Wyoming as a pupil in the training school. Dr. Price is deeply interested in the cause of education and for two years served as a member of the school board of Laramie. He is actuated by a spirit of progress and improvement in all that he does and advances steadily step by step not only in his chosen profession but in public connections as well. He possesses a social nature that makes for personal popularity and he has gained an extensive circle of friends during the period of his residence in Wyoming.