FRANCIS MARION PRICE
Born: Sept. 18, 1846 and Died:
Aug. 22, 1913
Buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City,
Francis Marion Price was born
September 18, 1846, in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, a son of William C. and
Hannah J. Price. When he was thirteen years of age he came to Kansas with his
father in 1859. They located in Willow Springs Township of Douglas County and F.
M. Price made that his home almost constantly until his death on August 22,
1913. He was one of the boy soldiers of the Union army. He enlisted September 5,
1862, a few days before his sixteenth birthday, in Company B, Twelfth Regiment,
Kansas Volunteer Infantry. From that time he was in continuous service until
honorably discharged May 24, 1865. On September 8, 1868 he was united in
marriage with Margaretta Isabella Gallaher. She was born September 1, 1850, in
Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Ross) Gallaher.
Her parents came to Kansas in 1867 locating in Douglas County, where Mrs. F. M.
Price lived until her death on September 30, 1887.