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Hon. Edward A. Price

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Hon. Edward Alrichs Price

Hon. Edward A. Price, for many years one of the leaders of the Delaware County Bar, and almost its oldest member, passed away at his home in Media, on Tuesday evening, deeply regretted by all who knew him. For several years his health has been far from robust, and last winter he had an attack that kept him confined to his home for months. With the warmer weather he rallied, and for a time, was able to attend to his office business until a few weeks ago, when he was compelled to remain at home. On Tuesday evening he seemed about as well as usual, and was sitting in his chair with his family around him, when the dread messenger came and he passed quietly away into the great beyond, there he received the reward of a well spent, Christian life.

Edward A. Price was one of the ten children of Major Samuel A. and Sarah Bickham Price, and he was born in Chester in 1835 [Feb. 25- ABW], so that he was in the seventy-first year of his age. He was raised in the little old borough [Chester] and educated well before he entered the law office of the late Hon. John M. Broomall in 'Chester, for the study of the law. After his
admission to the Bar he moved to Media, where the courts had lately been taken. In 1857 he was elected District attorney, and served three years in a highly creditable manner. He served in the lower house of the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1864, but declined a re-election. At the time of his death he was Secretary and Treasurer of the Delaware County Mutual Insurance Co., a Trustee and Treasurer of the Pennsylvania Training School, and Treasurer of the Valley Forge Memorial Association. For many years he was a member of the Vestry of Christ P.E. Church, as well as Superintendent of the Sunday School.

Mr. Price had a large practice, giving special attention to civil cases and real estate. He had developed large tracts of land in the vicinity of Media and Upper Darby township. While he did not seek the place, there was a strong sentiment in his favor for elevation to the Bench at the time it was thought that an additional law judge should be allotted to this district, during the latter years of Judge Clayton's incumbency. Mr. Price was Burgess of Media and declined other political distinctions in his later years.

In early life Mr. Price married Miss Sarah Dilworth, of Chester, who died in 1870. A few years later he married Miss Adele Brooks of Owego, N. Y., who, with one daughter, Miss Lucy B. Price, survive him. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon.

Thanks to Anne Wiegle, awiegle@fast.net for sharing this obituary.   "This is one of the sons of Samuel A. Price who kept the National Hotel in Chester. I am descended form his sister Sarah."

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