Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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Philip Woollard

PHILIP WOOLLARD, a successful farmer living in the southeast quarter of section 3, township 34, range 18, in Canada township, Labette county, Kansas, is a native of Cambridgeshire, England. He was born in 1843, and is a son of Henry and Keziah (Hopkins) Woollard.

Henry Woollard was born in England, and was a butcher, by trade. He married Keziah Hopkins, who was also born in England, and they reared three children: Philip; Henry; and Elizabeth; the two last named live in England.

When Philip Woollard was twenty-one years old, he came to the United States. He landed in Canada, and from there went direct to Nebraska, where he lived for six months. He then went to New York, and lived in various places in the eastern part of that state for a period of five years. In 1867 Mr. Woollard located in Jackson county, Illinois, where he leased a farm, on which he lived for five years. He then removed to Labette county in 1881, and staid in Mound Valley township for three months. He then rented a farm in Howard township for two years, and settled on his present farm in 1884. Mr. Woollard has a thorough knowledge of farming matters, and his farm is one of the best in the township.

The subject of this sketch was united in marriage with Margaret J. Bradley, nee Steele, who was born in Tennessee, in 1845. They are the parents of four children, namely: Philip; Henry; Elti; and M. J.

Mr. Woollard is an independent in politics. Religiously, he is a member of the Methodist church.