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Philip DeHaven Handwork, I
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Birth: Sep. 30, 1845
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1906
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA

Philip was buried 6 Jan 1906. Dr. J. W. Pratt, M.D. (also a family friend) states on Philip's Death Certificate: "Died at 1:45 PM from Acute Indigestion. Immediate cause of death was paralysis of heart. Death, very suddenly." Dr. Pratt last saw Philip alive 31 Dec 1905. He had been treating him since 1899.

Philip was the son of a Farmer and Saw Miller, George Heber Handwork I and Barbara DeHaven; both born in Pennsylvania. He had one brother, James Heber Handwork (1847-1916) who was a Confectioner (owned a candy factory).

Philip married Caroline Kendig in 1868, and they had the following five children:

George Heber Handwork II (18691934)
Clara Kendig Handwork Taylor (18701953)
Sarah Frances "Sara/Sadie" Handwork (18721950)
John Kendig "Jack" HANDWORK (18801921)
Dr Andrew Jackson Williams "Bill" Handwork Sr MD (18841957).

Philip began his career as a Flour Miller at about age 19 or 20. He was a partner in the Tatnall and Handwork Rolling Mill in Parkesburg, Chester County, PA. He, his wife and two daughters moved to Huntingdon, PA; then to Coatesville, Chester County, PA in August of 1899, where he began a milling business and two of his sons, George and John took over with the Handwork Brothers Flour and Feed merchant business.
Daily Local News
January 4, 1906

Philip DeHaven Handwork, aged 61 years, one of Coatesville's best known citizens, died suddenly at his home, on North Second avenue, yesterday afternoon of acute indigestion. It was about two o'clock in the afternoon that he went to the bath room, having been seized with an acute pain. He ate an unusually hearty dinner and remarked before the noon hour how hungry he felt. Mr. Handwork had been under a physician's care for some time for indigestion.

Deceased leaves a widow and five children. The children are: Mrs. Clara [Kendig Handwork] Taylor, Huntingdon, Pa; George [Heber II] Handwork, of Parkesburg; William [Andrew Jackson Williams], John [Kendig] and Sarah [Frances], at home; also one brother, Elwood, [actual: James Heber Handwork] of Philadelphia.

Mr. Handwork was a miller by trade. He came to Coatesville on August 10, 1899, and engaged in the flour and feed business in the old town hall, Chestnut street, which he converted into a mill. He came here from Huntingdon, going to and from Parkesburg, in which town he resided from 1873 to 1895.

He was a member of Parkesburg Lodge of Masons, Knights of Pythias, Red Men and Patterson Lodge of Odd Fellows, of Sadsburyville. He was a member of Washington Fire Company, No. , of Coatesville, and an active member of the [Protestant Episcopal] Church of the Trinity, of Coatesville. The deceased was an estimable citizen and his sudden taking off a shock to the community.
HANDWORK - Suddenly, in Coatesville, on the 3d inst., Philip D. Handwork, in the 61st year of his age.

Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral without further notice from his late residence No. 26 Second Avenue, Coatesville, on Saturday, January 6, 1906. Meet at the house at 2 o'clock p.m. Interment at Fairview Cemetery.
Thanks to Dan Oh for Obituary/Death-Funeral notices for my Paternal Grandfather; Ruebeewren for the lovely memorial marker photo and Kelly for the Fairview Cemetery sign.
Family links: 
  George Heber Handwork (1819 - 1889)
  Barbara DeHaven Handwork (1807 - 1897)
  Caroline Taggart Kendig Handwork (1845 - 1916)*
  George Heber Handwork (1869 - 1934)*
  Clara Kendig Handwork Taylor (1870 - 1953)*
  Sarah Frances Handwork (1872 - 1950)*
  John Kendig Handwork (1880 - 1921)*
  Andrew Jackson Williams Handwork (1885 - 1957)*
  Philip DeHaven Handwork (1845 - 1906)
  James Heber Handwork (1848 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
PHILIP D. HANDWORK 1845 --- 1906
Note: Thank you ruebeewren for my Great Grandfather's headstone photo!
Fairview Cemetery
South Coatesville
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Lot 108E, Plot 5N
Created by: Janet*Handwork-Parker/Me...
Record added: Oct 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 118439759
Philip DeHaven Handwork, I
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Philip DeHaven Handwork, I
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Philip DeHaven Handwork, I
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