Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of Edward Merrick


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114. James Price

We regret to have to record the death of Mr James Price, uncle of Mr Nelson Price, of Penrith, the sad event taking place at deceased's late residence, Glebe, Sydney, on 28th ultimo. Deceased, who had reached his 69th year, had been ailing for some years, and in a measure his death was not thus unexpected by his family circle. The late Mr Price was a native of Richmond, and had received his education at that historic town, which was, so to speak, the place of so many important events in our earlier history. Deceased, who had been an officer in the Customs Department, had carried out the duties of his calling in a number of centres, having been stationed in Sydney, Brewarrina, in Northern River towns, etc., and was a gentleman of great stability of character, holding the confidence of his department and community. He took much interest in sporting and athletic doings, and had been a noted cricketer, having played against all-England teams as a member of country 22's and 18's in his earlier years. Deceased also actively interested himself in political matters, and was one of the most ardent and conspicuous supporters of Mr T R Smith in that gentleman's early contests for the representative of the old Nepean constituency. Deceased was twice married, his second wife (nee Miss Lucas, formerly widow of the late Mr James Evans, of Emu
Plains) survives him. Rev H Evans (Methodist Minister) is a son of the deceased gentleman, and Mrs Albert Evans, Penrith, a daughter. The interment was in the General Cemetery, Richmond.
Source: Nepean Times 10 Feb 1917

118. Arthur Price

In the passing of Mr. Arthur Price, who died at Hamilton on September 24 last, the church owns itself bereaved. The ministers of a former generation would acknowledge how much they owed to his generous hospitality, wise counsel, and faithful stewardship. He was born at Richmond on December 27, 1860. His paternal grandfather came from England, and married Ann Cooper, who resided at Parramatta. After the marriage they settled at Richmond. His maternal grandfather (Mr. Robert Martin gave the land in Windsor Street, Richmond, where the original Methodist Church was erected in 1842. The late Mr. Arthur Price joined the N.S.W. Government Railways, and rose to a responsible position on the staff of the Commissioner. When the State Agricultural Department was first formed, Mr. Price was appointed Chief Clerk to the Department. Later he became Town Clerk of Richmond. He subsequently removed from Richmond, and was auditor to the East Greta, Stanford Merthyr and Aberdare Coal Mining Companies Railways, and became secretary to the new company, which post he held till five years ago. During his whole life he was a fully consecrated Christian, and a great churchman. He was the leader of the Young Men's Bible Class at Newtown, and helped the Macdonaldtown Wesleyan Sunday School. Richmond and Maitland Circuits found in him an able and devoted circuit steward, and he was associated with the Newcastle Central Mission and the Hamilton Church. Throughout his long career, his holy life interpreted to many the mind, that was in Christ Jesus, the promise of the Comforter, and the vision granted to the pure in heart.
Source: The Methodist 6 Nov 1937