Biography of Leonard C. Price
Lucas County, OH Biographies

Leonard C. Price, secretary of the Toledo Real Estate Board, is widely and favorably, known in this city, in which he has resided for many years, and his career has at all times marked him as a citizen of worth. A native of Canada, he was born in Erin, Wellington county, May 20, 1875, and his parents were William and Louise (Brown) Price, the former a native of Wales and the latter of Canada. In early life the father emigrated to Canada, establishing his home at Erin, where he resided until 1882, when he crossed the border into the United States and came with his family to Toledo. While living in Wellington county he became the owner of two well developed and highly cultivated farms but after coming to Toledo he abandoned active business pursuits, enjoying a well earned rest. Both Mr. and Mrs. Price have passed away. Their family numbered six children: Leonard C., Frampton and Dr. J. C. Price, all of whom are residing in Toledo; Robert N. Price of St. Thomas, Canada; and Mrs. S. F. Bovine and Mrs. J. T. Copeland, who live at Battle Creek, Michigan.

Leonard C. Price acquired his education in the public schools of Plainwell, Illinois, and during his boyhood he worked for a year and a half at the Chicago Club in the metropolis of the middle west. For a time he was connected with the Toledo office of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and then turned his attention to the real estate business, entering the serviced of the Irving B. Hiett Company, with which he was associated for five years. He next became sales manager and secretary for George E. Pomeroy, resigning at the end of three years to accept the position of sales manager for the R. B. Wits Company. and he remained with that firm for four years. He soon became recognized as an expert valuator and negotiated many important realty transfers. He has converted unsightly vacancies into beautiful residential districts and subdivided that portion of the city which is now known as Wildwood. After disposing of his business interests he was urged to become secretary of the Toledo Real Estate Board and for four years has filled this office for which his experience and ability well qualify him. The fact that he has been chosen for this responsible position indicates his high standing in real estate circles of the city and his course has. been highly commended by members of the board. He also has other business interests, being secretary and one of the directors of the Lucas County Mortgage Company, secretary of the Realty Board Investment Company and a director of the Witsey Realty Company.

At Watford, in the province of Ontario, Canada, on the 11th of May, 1907, Mr. Price was united in marriage to Miss Maude Gree, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gree, and they have three living children; Janet Maude, who was born in October, 1910, and is now attending school; Leonard Gree, who was born in 1915 and is also a public school pupils; and Evan Lloyd, born in August, 1918. A daughter, Esther Louise, died in 1918, when seven years of age.

Mr. Price is a member of Trinity Episcopal church and his political support is given to the men and measures of the republican party. In civic affairs he has ever taken a deep and helpful interest and during 1914 and 1915 he served as one of the park commissioners of Toledo under appointment of Mayor Carl Keller. He is a member of the Toledo and South Side Chambers of Commerce, the Real Estate Exchange and the National Realtors Secretaries Association. He is secretary and treasurer of the last named organization and is also a member and secretary of the Exchange Club. His business record has been marked by steady advancement and his success is entirely attributable to his own efforts. He is a most loyal supporter of his city because of his belief in its opportunities and his enthusiasm finds expression in, effective work for its upbuilding and improvement.

Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio
BY: John M. Killits, A.M., LL.D.
S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago and Toledo

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