Biography - W. E. PRICE

W. E. Price, a resident of Camargo, and the present county surveyor, who has efficiently served in this capacity for twelve years, was born in New York city July 8, 1849. He was n son of William Edward and Mathilda M. (Wilson) Price, natives of Ireland. His father was a cabinetmaker by trade, an Episcopalian in religious belief and died in New York city. Mr. Price came to Douglas county in 1860 and was bound out to a Mr. McNair, going through all the hardships that generally befall a poor orphan.

In 1873 he was married to Miss Ella Drummonds, of this county. He is the present nominee on the Republican ticket for re-election to the office of county surveyor.

Extracted 03 Apr 2020 by Norma Hass from the Historical and Biographical Record of Douglas County, Illinois, published in 1900, page 269.

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