David C. Philips, farmer, was born in Columbia county, Pennsylvania, October 22, 1839, son of George W. and Rhoda A Phillips. He received a common school education and learned the carpenter’s trade, which he followed for several years. July 11, 1861, he enlisted in Company H, Fifth Pennsylvania Reserves, and was discharged June 14, 1864, but entered the quartermaster’s department at Washington, and was sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, and remained there in active service until honorably discharged at Washington, February 19, 1866. After returning from the war he resumed his trade for three years and then purchased the farm upon which he now lives. He is also engaged in the manufacture of lumber. He was married, September 17, 1868, to Miss Eurena Starr, by whom he had five children: Harry G.; Thomas A.; William; George W., and one who died in infancy. Mrs. Philips died, November 17, 1875. Mr. Philips is a stanch Republican, and has filled several minor local offices, and is the present township collector. He is a member of Col. John B. Musser Post, G. A. R., of Muncy, also of Lairdsville Lodge, No. 986, I. O. O. F., and the Patrons of Husbandry. He is an enterprising and progressive man, and one of the representative citizens of Franklin township.
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