Phillip W. Fix was born in Decatur County, Indiana, in 1835, and died at his home in Orting, January 16, 1924, aged 89. Mr. Fix was a Civil War veteran, having enlisted in Co. “A” Fourth Minnesota Regular Volunteer Infantry in 1861 for three years. He re-enlisted at Huntsville, Alabama in the winter of 1864 and served until the close of the war when he was mustered out at Louisville, Kentucky, on the 26th of July, 1865.
He was married to Susan Bowman in 1856 and ten children were born to this union; Susan Bowman Fix died in 1899 and Mr. Fix was married to Metta Lee [Willametta Crisler Beatty Lee] in 1901. Mr. and Mrs. Fix have resided in Orting for about thirty-five years.
Surviving Mr. Fix is his wife and six children-William Wesley, Samuel Edgar, Charles Austin, George S., Thomas A., and Grace Edith, now Mrs. Baker.
Funeral services will be held at the M. E. Church this (Friday) afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. W. O. Benandom officiating. Interment will be made in the Orting Soldiers Home Cemetery.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman