Obit: White, Philip S. #2 (1848 - 1939)
Contact: Audrey Roedl




----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 02 March 1939

White, Philip S. #2 (22 NOV 1848 - 20 FEB 1939)

Philip S. White, 90-year-old pioneer resident of our community, died of heart trouble and pneumonia early Monday morning, Feb. 20, at the home of his son, James White.

Mr., White was born in Frankfort, Ontario, Canada, Nov. 22, 1848. He was married there to Miss Ellen McKensie Sept. 19, 1872. In 1878 Mr. and Mrs. White came to the United States, settling in Outagamie County, where they lived until their coming to Clark County in 1880.

He purchased wild land in the Town of York and lived there for 14 years. In 1899 he obtained a larger tract of land near Loyal, which he worked until 1913. Moving to the village of Loyal at this time, Mr. White made his home here until the death of his wife in 1919, and had since lived with his sons, James and Herbert.

As one of Clark County’s early pioneers, he arrived in this community by walking from Stevens Point to Spencer. For nine winters his heavy ax-strokes felled the virgin timber. He, as the other early settlers, carried the flour for the family on his back over the trail from Neillsville until the ox-team could be used. As the civic life of the community developed, he served on the town boards of both York and Loyal. He was of a quiet, retiring nature and though always a good neighbor, his farm, home and family were his chief interests. Far from church in those days, he did not form the habit of church attendance but to him Sunday was always a day to be honored by all the family. And one of the treasured memories of his children will be the picture of their father as, after the Sunday Morning chores were done, he sat down to read his bible.

Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. George (Ida) Fiddler, Lakeland, Fla., Mrs. Norman (Eunice) Rogers, Harlowton, Mont., Mrs. Hobert (Alice) Swieso, Loyal, Mrs. James (Mina) Colby, and Mrs., Walter (Effie) Swieso, Greenwood: and five sons: Will and Dave, Spokane, Wash., Frank, Chattaroy, Wash., and James and Herbert, Loyal. One daughter, Mrs. Emil (Mary) Haupt of Greenwood died 23 years ago.

Forty-one grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 1 great great-grandchild, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Phillips, Michigan, and Mrs. Catherine Walker, Alabama, also survive. Mrs. Walker who is 83 years old, returned to Alabama several weeks ago after a visit with her brother here.

Funeral services were held in the Methodist Church Thursday at 2 P. M. with Rev. R. J. Fleming officiating. Interment was in the Loyal Cemetery.

Six of Mr. White’s grandsons acted as pall-bearers. They were Kenneth White, Blaine Swieso, Orin Swieso, Oril Swieso, Bernard Dale Swieso, and Richard Colby. The flowers were in charge of seven granddaughters, Eula White, Eunita White, Elna White, Doris Swieso, Ila Swieso, Lola Mae Swieso and Virginia Colby. The music was rendered by Mrs. Ray Prior, Mrs., Calvin Prior and R. B. Colby with Mrs., Roy Pengelly as pianist.



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