|Birth: ||Dec. 28, 1871|
|Death: ||Jan. 26, 1945|
Grays Harbor County
SPOUSE #2: Unsure of burial places
KATE SCOFIELD (7 Sep 1876--22 Jul 1953)
WA--Aberdeen Daily World....27 Jan 1945
MAYOR RALPH PHILBRICK--73: GraysHarbor citizens of all walks of life today mourn the passing of MayorPhilbrick, business, civic & political leader in Hoquiam & the county for more than half a century. He died last night at his home following a long illness. Philbrick had served the city of Hoquiam as mayor for 11yrs Almost from the time of his arrival here in 1891 from Wisconsin, he assumed a position of leadership & responsibility in the community. After a term in the state legislature from 1901-1904, he served as postmaster from 1907-1918 & again from 1923-1933. He was first elected mayor in 1919 & served a 2yr term; he was elected again to a 2yr term in 1935; in 1939 he assumed the mayorality & was in office until his death. It was Mayor Philbrick who first saw the possibility of an airport in the Moon Island district. It was largely through his efforts that the plans were accepted by the works progress administration & became a reality. Through his planning too, funds were secured for diking the city of Hoquiam to free it from the ever present danger of floods. Most of the streets of Hoquiam were paved with WPA money during the depression days due to his persistent work & planning. His chief interest, of late years has been the development of Hoquiam's fishing industry. He dreamed of a big fishing fleet center & the growth of a new project to replace the dwindling forest & lumber industries. He was a veteran of the Spanish-American War & the Philippine insurrection. He was a member of HenryRobb Post-1135 Veterans-ForeignWars. His father BS Philbrick, who had preceded him here in 1890, was a CivilWar Veteran.
Surviving are his wife Kate; a son: Howard-LosAngeles; 2 grandsons: Ralph & Kenneth-LA; 3 bros: ClarenceE-Raymond; EdA-Olympia & Ben-Hoquiam; 3 stepchildren: Frank Martin-CoquilleOR; Harry Martin-Olympia; MrsWM Parke-Portland & several neices-nephews. His first wife Daisy died in 1935. His younger son Gerald died a few years later. Another brother, the late AG "Chub" Philbrick was a widely known Aberdeen cigar merchant.
Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of Philbrick's son. Services will be announced by the PInnick-Coleman company.
Benson Samuel Philbrick (1840 - 1914)
Mary M Atkinson Philbrick (1849 - 1898)
Daisy L Wahlen Philbrick (1882 - 1935)
Kate Scofield Martin Philbrick (1876 - 1953)
Gerald Clossen Philbrick (1910 - 1939)*
Sunset Memorial Park
Grays Harbor County
Plot: OldSec 22-5
Created by: DJ Csikos
Record added: Mar 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49234500
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MOST ALL desire--A Forget me not! We should remember Andrew Betts-an early settler of CrawfordCnty PA as the father of this large family group. Rest in peace one & all; One more of the many distant cousins-Dianna|
Added: Oct. 9, 2012
From distant cousin Dianna; A wife, mom, sis, dau & niece of US VETS. THANK YOU for serving our country in---Span-American War|
Added: Nov. 14, 2011