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Martin T. Price

PRICE, Martin T., who is successfully engaged in the hardware business in Macomb, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Macomb December 17, 1871. His father, John M. Price, was a native of Tennessee and his mother, Sarah A. (Wilson) Price, was born at Columbus, Ohio. Mr. Price received his early education in the public school, and on the completion of his schooling at the age of seventeen years, worked a year in the Macomb Wagon Factory. He was next employed in the hardware business by J. A. Smith, with whom he remained three years. Subsequently he worked six years on the South Side for R. R. Campbell, and after this engagement became identified with the firm of Whitman and Price, of which he was a member for six years. He was at this period out of business for one year. On December 8, 1904, Mr. Price purchased the hardware establishment of Roy Allen, and now handles a complete line of hardware, stoves, tinware and bicycles, also doing furnace work and keeping a general repair shop.

The subject of this sketch is a young man of much energy and business capacity, and his trade bids fair to assume larger proportions as time advances. He is regarded by all as thoroughly reliable in his business dealings. Mr. Price was married October 6, 1897, to Estelle Brooking, who was born and received her education in Macomb. Politically, he is a Democrat, and fraternally, is a member of the K. of P.

Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907, volume 2, page 984, extracted 17 Mar 2020 by Norma Hass.

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