Mary Elizabeth Price

25 September 1932–3 August 1996 (Age 63)
Childress, Childress, Texas, United States

The Life of Mary Elizabeth

When Mary Elizabeth Price was born on 25 September 1932, in Childress, Childress, Texas, United States, her father, Arthur Allen Price, was 20 and her mother, Alta Beatrice Rhoades, was 21. She married Kenneth Wayne Bell on 27 April 1952, in Gallup, McKinley, New Mexico, United States. She lived in Commissioner's Precinct 1, Childress, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 3 August 1996, in Fort Sumner, DeBaca, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Fort Sumner, DeBaca, New Mexico, United States.

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Family Time Line

Kenneth Wayne Bell
Mary Elizabeth Price
Marriage: 27 April 1952

Spouse and Children

27 April 1952
Gallup, McKinley, New Mexico, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Alta Beatrice Rhoades




World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 3

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1940 · Roosevelt County Museum Opens

Age 8

Six years after Eastern New Mexico University opened, the Roosevelt County Museum opened on the campus. The museum exhibits artifacts going back to the time of the early settlers and the Native Americans. It portrays the customs, folklore, technology, and more.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 17

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.

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)

  • Mary Elizabeth Price in household of William S Price, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary E Bell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Mary Elizabeth Price in entry for Kenneth Wayne Jr. Bell, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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