William Price (merchant)
17 September 1789|
Hornsey, near London, England
|Died||14 March 1867
Quebec City, Canada East
|Known for||Founder of timber firm that later became Price Brothers|
|Children||David Edward Price
William Evan Price
Evans John Price
Price was born in Hornsey, near London, England to Richard Price and Mary Evans, a family originally from Wales in 1789. He studied law at the Inner Temple, but found his way to Quebec in 1810 and served in the local militia during the War of 1812. Price took over a food supplier in 1815 and by 1820 formed the William Price Company as a produce shipping company and later into timber.
Price founded a Quebec-based timber firm William Price Company, that later would become Price Brothers Limited.
Price died in Wolfesfield, near Quebec in 1867.
- "William Price". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 1979–2016.
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