Philip Workman

23 October 1840–21 March 1913 (Age 72)
Wharton Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Philip

When Philip Workman was born on 23 October 1840, in Wharton Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Solomon Workman, was 32 and his mother, Anne Keifer, was 28. He married Elizabeth Sumey in 1860. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Pennsylvania, United States in 1870. He died on 21 March 1913, in Wharton Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Farmington, Wharton Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Philip Workman
Elizabeth Sumey
Marriage: 1860
Lewis Hamilton Workman
John William Workman
Solomon Franklin Workman

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    World Events (7)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg
    Age 23
    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    Name Meaning

    English (Gloucestershire): ostensibly an occupational name for a laborer, from Middle English werkman ‘laborer, craftsman’, also ‘customary tenant’ (Old English weorcmann). A customary tenant was a person allowed to hold land in exchange for carrying out a certain service.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (10)

    • Phillip Wirkman in household of Solomon Wirkman, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Phillip Workman in entry for Solomon F. Workman and Cora A. Moyier, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
    • Philip Workman, "United States Census, 1910"

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