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Thomas Philson
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Birth: Jan., 1810
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 6, 1878
Putnam County
Illinois, USA


August 8, 1878

Died in Magnolia township, August 6, of diabetes, Thomas Philson, aged 68 years.

Thomas Philson was buried on Monday in Magnolia township. He was an old settler, an industrious and prosperous farmer, and a prominent citizen. We know of no one in his section of kindlier disposition, and for sterling honesty and manly qualities few excelled him. For many years he worked at carpentering, and was regarded as one of the best mechanics in the vicinity, and for Lyman Horrom alone, who was a neighbor of his for some years, he done over $3000 worth of work. He was elected sheriff of Putnam county for one term, and in town offices he held nearly all from supervisor down. For the past year he has suffered with that debilitating disorder diabetis, which has confined him to the house a greater part of the time for the past four months, and with some affection of the heart culminated in his death. His funeral was largely attended, attesting that a good man has gone to his long home.

Son of Robert & Judith (Lowry) Philson
Spouse of Charlotte Ellen McCarthy
Mary PHILSON 1838 1920
Alizanna PHILSON 1840 1883
Isabelle PHILSON 1841 1911
John William PHILSON 1843 1912
Alexander Hayse PHILSON 1846 1904
Lydia Jane PHILSON 1846 1899 
Family links: 
  Robert Philson (1759 - 1831)
  Judith Lowry Philson (1770 - 1853)
  Charlotte Ellen McCarty Philson (1814 - 1896)
  Mary Philson Champ (1838 - 1920)*
  Alizanna Philson Philson (1840 - 1883)*
  Isabelle Philson Grosscup (1841 - 1911)*
  John William Philson (1843 - 1912)*
  Alexander Hayse Philson (1846 - 1904)*
  Lydia Jane Philson Newby (1846 - 1899)*
  Robert Philson (1790 - 1813)**
  William Philson (1791 - 1871)**
  John Philson (1793 - 1813)**
  Alexander Hays Philson (1801 - 1873)*
  Judith Philson (1805 - 1814)*
  James Henry Philson (1807 - 1871)*
  Thomas Philson (1810 - 1878)
  Samuel Philson (1812 - 1902)**
*Calculated relationship
Magnolia Cemetery
Putnam County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Don Stowell
Record added: Oct 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59552304
Thomas Philson
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