Saturday, October 1, 2011

Asa Price's Obituary

While looking around for more information on the Price brothers, I found Asa Price's obituary.  It was a bit tough to read so I'm transcribing it the best I can.

On Thursday, July 31st, 1889, of [malarial] fever, in this city at the [illegible] Died, Acie Price, aged 23 years. 
Mr. Price was a native of St. Louis, Mo.  Four years ago he came to this city with the Eclipse Base Ball Club of that city and remained here until his death.  By his excellent manners he had gathered around him a host of friends and admirers.
 He was a prominent member of the champion Pinchback's...He was buried by the Pinchback Base Ball Club and his remains were followed to their last resting place by a number of friends.  May he rest in peace.
-Weekly Pelican, August 3, 1889

The Weekly Pelican was an African-American newspaper published in New Orleans from 1886 to 1889.

The words along the left margin of this article were distorted and difficult to read.  I'm reasonably certain that I have Price's cause of death, malarial fever, correct but it was a bit of an educated guess.  

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