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Surnames: Price, Tackaberry, Shontz
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Thursday, March 12, 1914
WELL KNOWN CITIZEN ANSWERS LAST CALL
The word that flashed over the city Friday afternoon of last week about two o’clock that
Frank Price had dropped dead in the office of Denney & Company came as a distinct
shock to the business men and his many friends. While Mr. Price had not been in the best
of health for a number of years and for the last ten days had been probably a little more
poorly than usual there was nothing in his condition to indicate a sudden passing.
Frank Price had been a resident of Payette since 1904. During all of his years of living
in this city he had been constantly in some way connected with the valley’s chief
interest, the fruit business. By his honest business methods, his earnestness of purpose
and his unfaltering devotion to trust imposed in him he won for himself an enviable
reputation among the business men of this city and the fruit growers with whom he came in
contact. Of a quiet and retiring nature he never the less was always willing to bear his
share of public work and was unceasingly interested in better conditions in the city and
valley along all lines.
He was born in Keokuk, Iowa, July 20, 1860. When he came to man’s estate he worked for
twenty years with his uncle Wm. Tackaberry, of the Tackaberry Wholesale Grocery Company,
of Sioux City, Iowa, first as book-keeper and later as traveling salesman. In 1898 he was
united in marriage to Miss Jean Shontz, who with a daughter fourteen years old remain to
mourn the loss of a kind and loving husband and an indulgent father.
In 1904 when Mr. Price first came to Payette he accepted a position as manager of the
Payette Fruit Packing Company which position he filled with entire success and
satisfaction until 1908 when he resigned to accept the management of the Fruits, Colorado
fruit association where he worked for three years returning again to Payette in 1910 to
accept a responsible position with Denney & Company as head book keeper in this city
at which place he worked until the day of his death, always with the entire respect and
confidence of his employer. Death came to him while he was at his post of duty busily
engaged in looking after his employer’s affairs.
The funeral services were held in the Methodist church Sunday afternoon at two o’clock
being conducted by Rev. A. L. Howarth. Interment was made in Riverside cemetery the
services at the grave being in charge of the Masonic fraternity of which deceased was an
honored member. The wealth of beautiful floral offerings from friends were mute testimony
to the love and esteem in which this man was held. The sympathy of the entire community
goes out to the stricken wife and daughter and to the mother, brother and two sisters who
residing in Iowa were unable to be present at the services.