biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
L. D. PRICE, a highly esteemed resident of Black Oak Township, and one of the pioneers of 1857, is a native of Ohio, born in Stark County, May 8, 1827. His father, John Price, was a native of the State of New York, and a farmer by occupation, but in the later years of his life became a preacher of the Gospel in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He came to Iowa in 1850, and entered lands in Keokuk and Tama Counties, but during the same year chose Mahaska County as a permanent home, and made this his place of residence until his death, which occurred in 1858. His wife, formerly Miss Sarah Farber, the mother of our subject, was, like her husband, a native of the Empire State, but was married in Ohio, and resided there until her death, which took place in 1848. They were the parents of ten children, of whom two daughters died in infancy. Eight children attained their majority, and five are yet living: John is a resident of Scott Township; Maria, now Mrs. Walker, lives at Defiance, Ohio; Benjamin F. lives in Colorado; Lorenzo D. is the subject of this sketch, and Margaret is the wife of Adam Laughlin, of Scott Township. L. D. Price received a common-school education, and when he attained his majority commenced to learn the painter's trade, but his health not permitting him to engage in this, he changed his trade to that of carpenter. He was united in marriage with Miss Mary J. Woods, Oct. 16, 1850. Mrs. Price is a native of Summit County, Ohio, and born Oct. 2, 1831. Her father, Robert Woods, was also born in Ohio, and a miner by occupation. Her mother, Mary (Davis) Woods, was a native of Pennsylvania. Mr. and Mrs. Price became the parents of twelve children, two of whom died in infancy, and ten are now living: William H. resides in Butler County, Neb., and owns a half interest in the David City Tribune, the leading Republican paper of the county; his wife, formerly Miss Anna Wilder, was born in the State of New York; they have one child, a son. Sarah J. is the wife of D. L. Bowman, of Black Oak Township; Mary Price, after attaining her majority, went to Nebraska, and for some time was engaged in the printing-office with her brother, but afterward clerked in a dry-goods store, and since 1885 has carried on dressmaking very successfully. James P. is the second of the sons living; Alice is the wife of L. S. Walker; Cordelia and Lincoln came next in order of birth; John and Frank are twins; Alonzo is the youngest. In politics Mr. Price has always been a stanch supporter of the principles of the Republican party. Himself and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, with which he has been actively connected since 1844. Mr. Price possesses all the elements which constitute the true man, and crowns them all with a consistent Christian character.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy