Biography of Edmund V. Price
Humboldt County, CA Biographies





EDMUND V. PRICE. - Since the age of five years, Edmund V. Price has made his home in California, having come here with his family in May, 1876, from Gilman, in Iroquois county, Ill., where he was born October 27, 1870, the son of William Price, a native of Ohio, and Lucetta (Brown) Price, a native of Indiana, where the parents were married, removing thence to Gilman, Ill. The father was a soldier in the Union army during the Civil war, as were also two of his brothers, while his uncle, Gen. Sterling Price, of Missouri, was in the Southern army. William Price early brought his family to California, where they remained for a few months at the town of Woodland, locating thereafter near Philo in the Anderson valley, in Mendocino county, at which place he engaged in stock raising. The death of his wife took place at Healdsburg, Cal., while he himself died in Los Angeles, in the same state.

Of the eight children of William Price, Edmund V. was the youngest, and was educated in the public schools of Mendocino county, in the Adventist College, Healdsburg, and also in business college, after which he was apprenticed at the confectioner's trade in San Francisco. After learning the trade, Mr. Price started in that business at Angeles Camp, but soon selling out, he located in San Bernardino, Cal., where he engaged in the same occupation until 1903, the time of his removal to Red Bluff, Cal., where he started a confectionery establishment, building up a large and successful business in this line. In 1914, finding that the fumes in the factory were making inroads upon his health, Mr. Price sold out and settled in Humboldt county, where he purchased the old Malone ranch, known as the Englewood ranch and consisting of one hundred sixty acres, beautifully located on Eel river in the Englewood valley, three and one half miles from Dyerville. Here Mr. Price engages in stock raising in a picturesque locality supplied with mountain as well as mineral springs, an attractive spot which he is converting into a summer resort, since it is situated on the state highway within easy access of the several centers of population. An enterprising business man, he is well fitted to improve such a place and to make a success in this new venture, and by piping water from the mountain springs and putting in all other improvements possible, he is making of his establishment a vacation resort which is certain to win a high standing among places of this nature.

Fraternally Mr. Price is well known as an active member of the Fraternal Brotherhood, while in his political preferences he is an upholder of the principles of the Republican party. His marriage took place in Los Angeles, uniting him with Miss Anna Wilson, a native of that city, whose father, William Wilson, was one of the pioneer settlers of the state of California.

From:
History of Humboldt County, California
With a Biographical Sketches
History by Leigh H. Irving
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1915


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