PRICE John Harold

Posted on: September 7th, 2017 by Reg Jackson

Born c1869 in Westbury-on-Trym, the son of Alfred Newell Price (01C).

1891 Assisting his father, 10 Cambridge Park, Westbury-on-Trym (22), living with his parents and siblings (91C).
1901 Stoneware manufacturer, employer, 32 Southwell Street, St Michael’s parish (32), living with his sisters Edna (36) and Celia (34) (01C).
1907 He married Elsie Mary Bennett (Ancestry website).
1907 9 Dec. ‘On Saturday, the employees of Messrs Price, Powell and Company, of the Stoneware Potteries, together with their wives, about 130 in all, were entertained at Chivers’s Restaurant, and the opportunity was taken to present Mr and Mrs John Harold Price with wedding gifts, consisting of a tea and coffee service, autograph book, and illuminated address from the employees, and a lovely bouquet from their wives. Mr Alfred N. Price presided, supported by Mr S. Newell Price, Mr Arthur Newell Price, Dr Leonard, and other members of the family.  When the tables had been cleared, the Chairman offered a few words of greeting and reminiscences.  Mr Harry French (representative), in suitable terms, presented the address on behalf of the employees generally, and was supported by Messrs Arthur Ray, Frederick Parsons, and J. Woodrow, foremen of the various departments.  In acknowledging the presentation, Mr Price, who was received with great applause, said he hardly knew how to thank them for all that had been so admirably expressed by those who had spoken on their behalf.  Both he and his wife had received a great many and costly presents, but if all that had been said was really meant, he would value that presentation more than anything else he had ever received.  He referred to the assistance he had always received from the heads of the various departments, and hoped they would not forget the advice his father had given them, and continue to exercise their intelligence with their business, and so keep up the reputation of the firm …  The rest of the evening was spent in the enjoyment of songs and instrumental music, in which the bride and bridegroom took their share, and a hearty vote of thanks to the firm concluded a most enjoyable evening’ (Western Daily Press).
1911 Stoneware manufacturer, 32 Southwell Street, St Michael’s parish (42), living with his wife Elsie (31), born in Clifton, and children Margaret (2) and Cecil (6 mths), both born in St Michael’s parish, and Constance Oliver (20), nurse, and Amelia Church (30), general servant (11C).
1922 25 Jun. Of 3 Beaconsfield Road, Clifton, he died at the Old Manor, Salisbury, Wiltshire. Probate went to his wife Elsie. Effects valued at £7,747,17s.6d (Ancestry website).


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