Jennie (Pringle) Price

Grace (Pringle) Price (1864 - 1934)

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Grace (Jennie) Price formerly Pringle aka Elmer
Born in Jefferson, Iowamap
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Missourimap
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Profile last modified | Created 30 Mar 2018
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Jennie (Grace) was born 10 October 1864. She was the daughter of Thomas Pringle and Serepta Huff.

1880 Census,--Grace (aka Jennie) was 6 years old and found with her mother in the home of Truman E. Cunningham, her brother-in-law married to her eldest sister Margaret Jane. Also there were her mother, Serepta, and sister Matilda.

1885 Iowa Census Jennie (Grace), age 10, was back where she was born, living with friends--a young couple with no children, named Frank and Emma J. George. Unable to find a family relationship to date. Also in household, Bertha M. Pickard, age 2.

Jennie lived/visited in Colorado, near her mother Serepta and cousin A. G. Huff. Further info. to follow.

Jennie was an actress and teacher of elocution. 01OCT1904 According to a CLIPPER article--Jennie Elmer at Boyd’s Theatre, Omaha, NE in play “A Runaway Tramp.”

She married Harry Elmer but no marriage certificate has been found yet. After her husband's death, she was proprietor of a hotel in Springfield IL.

1911 Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL City Directory Elmer, Jennie 622 ½ E. Adams St. Propr* Elmer Hotel (European) Modern and newly furnished 1915 Elmer, Jennie (wid. Harry) 514 ½ E. Adams (3d fl) The Elmer Hotel is still listed with Mrs. Cora Kolanda In later years, the hotel went by “The Sangamon Hotel”

Newspaper articles place her in Colorado. Futher info to follow.

1920 Census shows her living with her Mother Hannah Serepta Abrams and her "brother" D. A. Price.

1920-1929 Jennie married D. A. Price. Widowed before April 1930.

In April 1930 Census in Sterling, Logan, Colorado, Jennie Price was living in the household of Robert Devoe, proprietor of the (indecipherable) Hotel and acting as housekeeping manager. Owning a hotel in Illinois previously gave her good experience, no doubt, for this job. Special note: Census info cites age at 1st marriage was 14.

Burial information for Jennie Price found: MOGenWeb Tomb photo>pr names Nodaway Co. Death Index DC# 5922F 1864IA February 1934 Pringle, Thomas ; Huff, Hannah; D. A. (spouse)

  • Note: D. A. Price is listed as her spouse.

From Index: "Price, Jennie Pringle, Oct 10, 1864 - Feb 15, 1934 Elmo Cem" She passed away 15 February 1934. An article in the Gorin Argus newspaper, owned by publisher A. G. Huff--her cousin-- clipped and placed in scrapbook of Mary Gertrude Huff, A. G.'s wife (see image) tells of Jennie's death.


  • "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 7 September 2017), Grace Pringle in household of Trunan Cunningham, Arion, Cloud, Kansas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 39, sheet 203D, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 0376; FHL microfilm 1,254,376.

"Iowa State Census, 1885," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), Grace Pringle in household of Frank George, Penn, Jefferson, Iowa; citing p. 4, 1885, State Historical Society, Des Moines; FHL microfilm 1,021,483.

"United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 30 March 2018), Jennie Elmer, Salem Ward 3, Marion, Illinois, United States; citing ED 194, sheet 6A, line 25, family 144, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 391; FHL microfilm 1,820,391.

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 April 2018), Jennie Price in household of Robert Devoe, Sterling, Logan, Colorado, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 15, sheet 1B, line 62, family 16, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 246; FHL microfilm 2,339,981.

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Images: 3
Jennie Price Image 1
Jennie Price Image 1

Jennie Elmer with Ruth (Hadley) Huff
Jennie Elmer with Ruth (Hadley) Huff

Jennie Elmer
Jennie Elmer


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