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Below is a family biography included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.   These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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REV. JOHN C. PRICE, Natrona, was born of Irish parents, in New York city, July 2, 1852. In 1854 his family removed to Allegheny county, Pa., and in 1854 he commenced study in the public school in Williamsburg, a suburb of Pittsburgh. In 1869 he entered St. Michael’s Seminary, Glenwood, Pa., completed preparatory course, and began philosophy and theology in 1874. He received the first tonsure May 30, 1874. Upon the closing up of St. Michael’s Seminary he was sent to Baltimore, where he finished his divinities in St. Mary’s of St. Sulpice. He was ordained to the priesthood Aug. 17, 1877, and spent two years as assistant pastor of St. Mary’s, Forty-fifth street, Pittsburgh, Pa. He was then transferred to the pastorate of St. James’ Church, Sewickley, Pa., which office he held five years, and in June, 1884, was appointed in charge of St. Joseph’s Church, Natrona, his present mission. During his four years’ administration of an extensive and nationally diversified parish he has erected St. Alphusius Church, Springdale, Pa., and St. Peter’s, Tarentum, Pa. A fine tract of land has also been purchased for church purposes in Natrona, and a beautiful pastoral residence has been erected thereon.

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This family biography is one of 2,156 biographies included in the History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania published in 1889 by A. Warner & Co.

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