2212 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Saint James the Less Episcopal Churchyard Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Alfred Coxe Prime (March 3, 1883 - March 2, 1926) was a member of the Horace Walpole Society, elected in 1926.
Prime became a member of the Historic Society of Pennsylvania on June 23,1916, and was elected a Councillor October 22, 1923, afterwards serving as a Trustee of the Publication Fund and a member of the Committee on Library and Collections. His advice at Board meetings was always helpful, and he performed a most useful work for the Society when he acted as Chairman of a special committee formed to supervise the matter of repairing the ancient wills in the Eegister of Wills office. Prime was in spirit an antiquarian; witness his interest in old silver of which he was an expert student, but he was also practical, and this combination made him of particular value in his relations to the Council.
He was Lieutenant Governor of the Society of Colonial Wars, in which he was a member by right of descent from Edward Shippen, Speaker of the Assembly, 1695, Deputy Governor, 1703, and President of the Provincial Council, 1702-04. He was born in Philadelphia, March 3, 1883, being the son of Frederick Prime (1846–1915) and his wife, Laurette de Tousard Coxe (1847–1927). He was educated at the Episcopal Academy and after studying one year at the University of Pennsylvania was graduated from Yale University in 1904. He shortly afterwards entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Eailroad Company; later he was associated with Messrs. Phillips and Jacobs, manufacturing chemists. He was Secretary of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Governors, and a member of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Eailway Engineering Association and the Society for the Promotion of Engineering Education. He was also a member of the Museum Committee of the Pennsylvania Museum and School of Industrial Art, a post that proved most congenial to him.
He died at his residence, 2212 Locust Street, Philadelphia, after a brief illness, on March 2, 1926.
My published books:
BACK TO HOME PAGE