Philip Syng Physick Randolph Sr.


Philip Syng Physick Randolph Sr.

Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 6 Jan 1940 (aged 74)
Pinehurst, Moore County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section S Lot 83
Memorial ID 109906666 View Source
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Private Funeral Services on Monday for Prominent Pinehurst Resident

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon in the home in Pinehurst for Philip S. P. Randolph of Pinehurst and New York who died suddenly of a heart attack as he was about to enter the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst last Saturday night. Mr. Randolph, nationally known sportsman and for a great many years a winter resident here, was in his 76th year. He had not been in good health this season.

The services were private, with the following members of the family present: Mrs. Randolph; Mr. Randolph's daughters, Mrs. Ogden Mills and Mrs. Phillip Stevenson; his son, P. S. P. Randolph, Jr.; Mr. Stevenson, Mrs. Randolph, Jr., and J. R. Fell, a son of Mrs. Mills.

The body was taken to Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa., for internment.

Mr. Randolph was a son of Samuel Emlen Randolph and Anna Lewis Randolph, and was a direct descendant of Edward Fitz Randolph, who emigrated from England, and settled in Scituate, Mass. in 1630.

His direct paternal great-grandfather was Captain Edward Fitz Randolph who fought in the American Revolution.

Another paternal great-grandfather was Dr. Philip Syng Physick, known as "The Father of American Surgery." Dr. Physick was the father of Philip's grandmother Sarah Emlen (Physick) Randolph.

Aside from his three sons and three daughters, there are also ten grandchildren. His first wife and the mother of his children, who died in 1906, was the former Miss Hannah Marie Fetherston.

Mr. Randolph had long been interested and active in horse racing and played a prominent part in the development of racing and also of polo in this section. He was for many years a member of the board of the National Steeplechase and Hunt Association.

[The Pilot - Southern Pines and Aberdeen, N.C.: Jan 12, 1940]

Buried Laurel Hill January 9, 1940.


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