Saturday, February 9, 2013

Philander H. O'Neal

Philander H. O'Neal (1850-1920) = Farmer. Born in Havana, Mason Co., IL on September 12 to John L. (1811-1857) and Martha Green FREEMAN O'NEAL (1819-1909). His siblings were: Joseph, Susan, Ann, Prander, twins-Frances & Frank and Ella. We aren't sure when the O'Neals immigrated to Missouri or what route they followed -- they may have come by steamboat up the Missouri River as Bogard, Carroll Co, MO. where the O'Neals settled isn't that far north of the river or they may have come overland from Hannibal following the Indian trail (Hwy 24). However, it was sometime before 1874 because Philander married his first wife, Joan (1851-1885), a native of Bogard and the daughter of John & Lucinda FARIS GLAZE then. They had five children, the last two a set of twins. Joan died two years after the twins were born and was buried in the Ebenezer cemetery outside of Bogard.
Philander married Phoebe Emeline (1851-1927), daughter of John C. and Mary Ann SHOCKLEY CANADAY at the Methodist church in Bogard on March 10, 1887.
Most of Philander's children grew up, married, and had families of their own. From Philander's first family, Effie died at a young age (1875-1876); Hallie (1877-1960) married St. Cloud BROCK (1881-1958); Fannie (1879-1914) married Wm. Carson JOHNSON (1883-1939); Luther (1883-1934) married Emma Ray JAMES (1882-1923); and Lewis (1883-1955) married Jennie E. WAGAMAN (1888-1947). In Philander's second family: John, possibly stillborn (1888); Arthur (1890-1960) married Dorritt BILLHEIMER (1883-1969); Elmer (1892-1959) married Emma BUNNEY (1895-1978); Wm. Carson JOHNSON married Fannie's half-sister, Mabel (1893-1981), after Fannie died in January of 1914 the following December; Herbert (1896-1973) married Gladys IFORD (b. 1901); Gilbert (1897-1953) married Zelma E. DEHAVEN (1902-1967); Oscar * (1898-1977) married Gladys E. WHITE (1904-1994); Lillian (1900-1970) remained single; and Willie (b. 1902) married Roy Newton CANADAY (1902-1983).

More to Read:
Missouri State Board of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Death Certificates, Retrieved from website --www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/
The Canaday book.
White's Family & Their Kin. By Mrs. Gladys Esther White O'Neal & Elma Leota White Stoops. Paper Graphics, Garden City, KS., 1983.
Findagrave-- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=110205316

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