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WOLESLAGLE, Philip M.
|Johnstown Tribune, 24 May 1904, Page 3, Contributed by Kelly Kendig|
|Philip M. Woleslagle|
Philip Miles Woleslagle, a former resident of Wilmore, died at 10 o'clock Saturday night at his home in Martinsburg, W. Va., aged seventy-nine years. The cause of his death was general debility. The deceased was born in Center County, but located in Wilmore when he was a boy, conducting a grist mill there for many years.
The deceased is survived by his second wife, whose maiden name was Elizabeth K. Blanck, a daughter, Sarah J., wife of F. J. Pringle of Conemaugh and a son, Perry J. Woleslagle of Altoona, the latter the organizer of Company H., Fifth Regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania. Miss Mary Ann Forsythe, a granddaughter has been making her home with the Woleslagle family since she was five weeks old, and Mrs. Clarence E. Berry of Johnstown who also made her home with the family for some years is another granddaughter. There were six children in the Woleslagle family, three of the boys and one of the daughters having preceded their father to the grave.
The remains were brought to Johnstown over the Somerset & Cambria Branch Sunday night and taken to the Pringle home, where they remained until noon to-day, when they were accompanied by relatives to Wilmore for interment this afternoon alongside of those of deceased's first wife, who was before her marriage Miss Patience Steer.
Philip M. Woleslagle was a private in Company G., One Hundred and Forty-ninth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers during the Rebellion. He enlisted August 29th, 1862, and in December 1863, he was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps. Perry J. Woleslagle, the only living son, also fought in the Rebellion.