Harry O. Philp
Dr. Harry O. Philp, one of the best known and most highly respected physicians of
Southern Illinois, died this morning at 9:30 o'clock in Benton.
Dr. Philp was born in Waltonville, and much of his life was spent in Jefferson county.
He was 62 years old.
Dr. Philp is survived by his widow, Daisy, and one son, James, of Missouri, and the
following brothers and sisters: Walter Philp, of Waltonville; Thomas Philp, of Colorado; and
Mrs. George McMeen, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Ida E. Newell, Waltonville; and Mrs. W. N. Dodds, Mt. Vernon.
Dr. Philp was a son of the late James W. and Augusta Philp of Waltonville, most highly respected
residents of Jeffeson county in their day. Dr. Philp was a graduate of the Missouri Medical College,
St. Louis, and after graduation located at Ewing in Franklin county, where he practiced his profession
sometime, going from Ewing to Benton, where he continued practice until his death. He was one of the
most successful physicians in this section, and was very popular alike as a physician and as a man.
Dr. Philp was a devout churchman, and one of the most zealous members of the M. E. church of Benton,
giving freely of his time and means to promote the cause of the church. He was well known in the
southwest part of the county, where the friends of his childhood and later years remained his friend
for life. He had many friends in Mt. Vernon and elsewhere in Southern Illinois. Funeral plans had
not been made up to a late hour today.
Note from submitter: Dr. Philp was buried at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton, Illinois.
Source: Unknown newspaper clipping
Date: March 1933
Submitted by: Rosemary Newell Atkins