Ora Price

25 December 1893–14 December 1975 (Age 81)
Claiborne, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Ora

When Ora Price was born on 25 December 1893, in Claiborne, Tennessee, United States, her father, Henry Price Jr, was 24 and her mother, Allace Carroll, was 18. She lived in Civil District 3, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 6, Bell, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 14 December 1975, in Middlesboro, Bell, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Tazewell, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States.

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Joseph Samuel Cosby
Ora Price
Golda Cosby
Chester Cosby
General G Cosby
Thomas Henry Cosby
Silva Opal Cosby
Dorothy Cosby

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1900 · Governor Shot

Age 7

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: Anglicized form of Welsh ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ ( see Reece ). This is one of the commonest of Welsh surnames. It has also been established in Ireland since the 14th century, where it is sometimes a variant of Bryson .2 English: the name is also found very early in parts of England far removed from Welsh influence (e.g. Richard Prys, Essex 1320 ), and in such cases presumably derives from Middle English, Old French pris ‘price’, ‘prize’, perhaps as a metonymic occupational name for a fixer of prices.3 Americanized spelling of Jewish Preuss or Preis .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ora Lambert in household of Isam Lambert, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oril Price in household of Henry Price, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ora Cosby, "United States Census, 1930"

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