Biography of W. J. Price
Cambria County, PA Biographies

W. J. Price, proprietor of the Lake Hotel at South Fork, is a leading business man of Cambria County. He was born in Juniata County, Pa., Sept. 25, 1884, and is the son of Edward and Emma (Joll) Price.

Edward Price, deceased, was born in Wales, and his wife is a native of England. They emigrated to this country at an early date and settled in Pennsylvania. In 1900 the Price family removed to South Fork, where Edward Price died in May, 1912, and his wife died March 25, 1926. They are buried in South Fork Cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Price had three sons: John, F. T., and W. J., the subject of this sketch.

W. J. Price spent his boyhood in Juniata County and attended the district school. After coming to South Fork he was associated in business with his brother for several years, F. T. Price, ice cream manufacturer. He then engaged in the painting business at South Fork, and later spent two years in Cleveland, Ohio. Upon his return to South Fork Mr. Pride conducted a bakery business for a short time. He then established Price's Store, South Fork's leading confectionery, which he still conducts. In 1923 he purchased the Lake Hotel, which he has since successfully managed.

Mr. Price is a Democrat, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Masonic, Elks and Eagle lodges.

History of Cambria County, Pennsylvania
By: John E. Gable
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis, 1926

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