Jacob Lyon Price

1 May 1860–19 April 1957 (Age 96)
Wetzel, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Jacob Lyon

When Jacob Lyon Price was born on 1 May 1860, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States, his father, William Price, was 42 and his mother, Susannah Lyons, was 33. He married Zillah May Ice on 20 October 1881, in Wetzel, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in West Virginia, United States in 1870 and Grant Magisterial District, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States for about 50 years. He died on 19 April 1957, in Brown, Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Pricetown, Wetzel, West Virginia, United States.

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Jacob Lyon Price
Zillah May Ice
Marriage: 20 October 1881
Bessie Leah Price
Lillie Price
Charles Grover Price
Augustus Clark Price
Essie Ann Price
Nellie Price
Bonnie M. Price
Jacob Dewey Price

Spouse and Children

20 October 1881
Wetzel, West Virginia, United States


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World Events (8)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 1

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Jacob S Price in household of William Price, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Jacob L Price in household of William Price, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob L Price in household of Wm Price, "United States Census, 1880"

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