Price, Thomas Frederick

Price, Thomas Frederick

(1860–1919) Catholic missionary; born in Wilmington, N.C. Ordained in 1886, he preached missions and edited a magazine of apologetics. In 1910 he met Father James Walsh, with whom he founded the Maryknoll Foreign Mission Society (1911). In 1918 he went to China with the first group of Maryknoll missionaries; he died of appendicitis the next year.
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.