MAX PRICE was born in Russia around 1887. He came to America in 1902, as did his wife Rose. The wed around 1908, and lived in Pennsylvania for the first few years of their marriage, where sons Victor, Raphael, and daughter Mollie were born. By 1917 the family had come to Camden, and four children followed, Anna, Samuel, Abraham, and Aaron. The family lived at 814 South 3rd Street when the census was taken in January of 1920. By February of 1928 they had moved to 651 South 3rd Street, where they were living at the time of the April 1930 Census. Sadly, Raphael Price was lost during the 1920s.
Max Price was a paperhanger by trade, and had his own shop by 1920. Son Victor joined him in the late 1920s, as did the other sons as they came of age, and the firm became known as M. Price and Sons. He also appears to have had real estate interests as well. The 1936 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory shows him living at 666 South 2nd Street.
The Price family was living at 1204-1/2 Kaighn Avenue by 1947, save Victor who had married and moved to 1232 Kenwood Avenue with his wife Mollie. Tragedy struck again during World War II son Abraham Price was killed in action while serving with the United States Merchant Marine. News accounts of this incident show the Max Price family at 1255 Kaighn Avenue.
By 1956 Max Price had left Camden. In the fall of 1956 he was living at 2458 46th Street in Pennsauken. The 1959 Bell Telephone Directory shows the sons had moved to Haddon Township, and that the business was by then located at 1375 Walnut Street in Camden. By 1970 the business was no longer listed in the telephone directory.
|Camden Courier-Post - February 16, 1928|
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