Charles Price was born in 1872. His parents were Thomas Price, a railway signalman and his wife Sarah Ferguson.
Charles was secretary of Castlehill Athletic in 1898 and 1899. The Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald of 2 September 1899 included the following report.
|On the evening of Friday last (16 September 1899), the members of Castlehill Athletic Football Club met in the Templars' Hall, Ardrossan and presented to Mr Charles Price, the esteemed club secretary, a beautiful marble timepiece on the occasion of his marriage. The presentation was made by Mr Blair and Mr Price briefly and feelingly acknowledged the gift. Remarks were also made by several gentlemen present, all uniting in expressing good wishes for the future welfare of Mr Price and the lady of his choice. A pleasant programme of song was rendered in the course of a very enjoyable evening. The clock, which was supplied by Messrs J and R Nairn, bore the following inscription 'Presented to Mr Charles Price on the occasion of his marriage by the members of Castlehill Athletic F C and friends. September 20th 1899'.|
Charles Price, a bachelor plumber
of 7 Winton Street, Ardrossan and Tina Anderson, a spinster shop saleswoman
of 60 Canal Street, Saltcoats were married on 20 September 1999 in Tina's house.
They had four children - Jeanie Allan born in 1900, Thomas 1903, Margaret Anderson
1905 and Charles 1909. All were born in Glasgow Street, Ardrossan.
Following Winton Rovers' 8-1 victory over Irvine Saint Andrew's on 4 May 1901, Charles Price made a presentation to a departing Rovers' official as described in the extract below from the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald of 10 May 1901.
|After the match, a very pleasing little ceremony took place. This was a presentation to Mr Hugh McMurray on his departure for Kirkcaldy. In the course of the season, Mr McMurray has rendered excellent service to the Rovers and has been, besides one of the best, one of the most promising players in the eleven. Mr Charles Price made the presentation on behalf of the club, expressing the good wishes of all towards the recipient. Mr McMurray suitably acknowledged the gift which took the form of a beautiful set of gold studs and sleeve links. We hope to see Hugh back in the Rovers on his return from the 'lang toon'.|
On 12 October 1901, Charles was
appointed president of the Irvine and District Football Association.
He established a firm of electricians and plumbers called Charles Price and Son and was a Councillor and Bailie with Ardrossan Town Council.
Charles is shown in the photo
below taken in May 1911 when Winton Rovers reached the semi-final
of the Scottish Junior Cup.
The Winton Rovers season ticket from 1912-13 shows that Charles was Club president.
Twice he was president of Ardrossan Bowling Club. He was also a member of the Royal Scots Fusiliers Territorials and, as a good rifle shot, attended National Rifle Associations meetings at Bisley and Wimbledon.
Charles Price died suddenly at his home in 17 Hill Place, Ardrossan on 7 January 1936.