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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.


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Mrs. Frank Price

Jennie Maude Reeves Price was born in Salem, Dec. 18, 1866.  She is descended from a family which came to Iowa in its territorial days.  Her grandfather, David Stewart Bell, was born in Miffin county, Pa., Nov. 11, 1811 and came to Ft. Madison, April 9, 1838.  He bought a farm in Cedar township, Lee county, which was for many years the family home.  He was a member of the Iowa legislature in 1870, at which session the bill was passed for the erection of the present capital building in Des Moines.  He died Jany. 14, 1878.  His wife Sarah Stewart Rail, was born near Harrisburg, Penn., Sept. 22, 1819.  She was of Pennsylvania Dutch ancestry and was a cousin of the Studebakers, who in later years became the great wagon manufacturers.  Mrs. Price's grand parents, John Mulford Reeves, born March 11, 1811, and died November, 1889, and Lydia Clark Reeves, born in Green county, Penn., Oct. 17, 1813 and died Oct. 24, 1904, were early settlers in Henry county.  Her father, Isaac Clark Reeves was born in Green county, Penn., May 23, 1835.  Her mother, Agnes Susanna Bell, was born at Enisville, Penn., Sept. 23, 1843, and was married at West Point, Sept, Sept. 24, 1863.  Mrs. Price was graduated from Whittier College in 1888.  On Jany. 10, 1889, she was married to Frank Price, the son of T. J. and Josephine McFarland Price.  They have five children:  Agnes Josephine, now Mrs. Jack Caviezel, of St. Joseph;  Robert Jefferson, Frank Reeves, Walter Withrow Harlan, and Ralph.  Mrs. Price is a member of the Presbyterian church, and a P. E. O. since 1886.  Their home is in Mt. Pleasant, where Mr. Price has large business interests.



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