Marie Philp Carson
Marie Philp Carson
Of Waltonville dies
Mrs. Marie Philp Carson of Waltonville, descendant of a pioneer county family
who was State Historian of the Illinois Daughters of the American Revolution,
died Tuesday afternoon at Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis, Mo. She was 70 years,
six months and 12 days of age.
For several years Mrs. Carson was a teacher in the schools of Jefferson
county. During a busy lifetime Mrs. Carson was a loyal worker in community
betterment and church and social activities. Active in the D.A.R. for many years,
she was given a high honor in 1949 when she was elected State D.A.R. Historian, at
the state annual meeting in Chicago. Over the years she served Joel Pace Chapter,
D.A.R., as Regent and Historian. She also acted as Seventh Division Director and
served as State Chairman of Conservation and Red Cross Committee. Along with her
D.A.R. work, Mrs. Carson was an active member of the Mt. Vernon Garden Club, the
Round Table Study Club, the Federated Woman's Club, and the Southern Illinois
Historical Society. She was an active member of the Waltonville Methodist church
and the Women's Society of the church. She was a member of the Colonial Dames of
America, the Society of Daughters of Colonial Dames, the Society of Daughters of
Colonial Wars, the Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century, and the Patriots
and Founders of America.
Mrs. Carson was born July 9, 1896, in Jefferson county, the daughter of Walter and
Linnie (Gilbert) Philp. On August 18, 1920, she was married to John P. Carson, who
survives. She was a graduate of Mt. Vernon Township high school and Southern Illinois
Besides her husband, she is survived by an aunt, Mrs. Curtis Williams of Mt. Vernon,
and four nieces and nephews, Gene Philp, Mrs. Elizabeth Prior, Mary Susan Philp and
Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Philp Carson, of Waltonville, will be held Friday at
2:00 p.m. at the Waltonville Methodist church, of which she was a member. The Rev.
Bobby Logan will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Friends may call
after 6:00 p.m. today. At noon Friday the body will be taken to the church, to lie
in state until the funeral hour.
Mrs. Carson, 70, was a past State Historian of the Illinois Daughters of
the American Revolution.
Survivors include her husband, John P. Carson.
Submitted by: Cindy Ford