After the marriage they lived on the farm on which he was born near Maywood until 1906, and continued to live in Missouri until 1915, when they went to California. Mr. Wash crossed the plains to California in 1852 and near Sacramento for five years.
Their home was blessed with seven children, of whom the following five are
living: John S. Wash, of Lone Star, Cal.; Mrs. F. T. Arnold of St. Louis;
Mrs. O. N. Barr of Jacksonville, Ill.; P. T. Wash, Jr., and Mrs. J. A. McKenney
of Parlier, Cal. There are seven grandchildren.
Phillip T. Wash, Sr., an aged resident of Parlier, was buried from his late residence Friday afternoon at three o'clock. A large company of friends, many of whom formerly resided in Lewis county, Mo., were present. Beautiful flowers in profusion, a tender tribute by Rev. H. S. Ryder, pastor of the family, and hope inspiring sentiments in song by six ladies of the Methodist church, were brought as an appreciation of the good man and a consolation to the family.
Phillip T. Wash, the deceased, was born Sept. 10, 1832 in Lewis Co., Mo. He passed away in Parlier, Cal., Friday Sept. 26th, at 2:30 P.M., after a brief illness with cerebral hemorrhage as the immediate cause. A week ago Wednesday morning he was stricken with this paralysis and apparently without much suffering lingered along these few days for the most part in a comatose state, but with several lucid spells at which time he recognized his wife and family. In the mean time he received the most skilled treatment that an able physician, his son-in-law, Dr. J. A. McKenney, a trained nurse, and devoted members of the family could render.
Mr. Wash was married Dec. 22, 1859, to Miss Elizabeth Nancy Taylor, also of Lewis county, who was born and brought up on a neighboring farm not four miles away. By occupation he was a farmer, an occupation which he followed successfully, practically all his life. In 1852, in the time of the gold excitement he came to California. And after five years he returned to his native state. In 1906 he retired from active business, and after making several trips to California, where a part of his children resided for a number of years, he came to Parlier to make his home.
The deceased is survived by a wife, five children, and seven grandchildren. The children are John S. Wash, Star, Cal., Mrs. T. F. Arnold, St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. O. N. Barr, Jacksonville, Ill., Phillip T. Wash, Jr. Parlier, and Mrs. J. A. McKenney, Parlier. Mrs. J. A. McKenney is the wife of Dr. J. A. McKenney, who has responded to the country's need of physicians, has been commissioned a Lieutenant, and has been ordered to report to Camp Kearney at once. Two children have preceded the deceased to the other shore, Hattie I., who died in infancy, and Joseph M. who passed away at the age of 27.
Mr. Wash has lived a long examplary life. He was converted early in life and
united with the Baptist church, with which he has ever since been actively
connected, for many years serving as a deacon in the Dover church. He was a
good man, a kind neighbor, had hosts of friends, and was greatly beloved by
members of his family.
Thanks to G. E. Bagby for submitting this information.