Philip Augustus Cassell
- Born: Jul 1843, Illinois
- Marriage: Sarah Ann Cramer/Creamer circa 1863 in Putnam Co., Illinois
- Died: Cir 1906, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California at age 63
The 1900 Federal Census for Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., California, District 109 records Philip A. Cassell (July 1843 - Illinois/PA/PA) and his wife Sarah A. Cassell (June 1844 - PA/PA/PA) with their daughter Grace M. Cassell (July 1879 - Illinois) living on Second Street. Philip is a retired farmer and has been married to Sarah for 36 years having 1 child.
Settled in California, Long Beach, California, February 2, 1900
Our esteemed editor,
While we feel that we have settled for an indefinite time in what is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the state of California, we must acknowledge that the Putnam Record receives the hardiest welcome of any paper that comes into our home.
We arrived in Los Angeles, California Wednesday morning, January 24. After visiting Los Angeles, Passidina, and Long Beach, it was a hard test to decide which was the most desirable place to live. Long Beach has an unsurpassed location, a level stretch of plain at the base of the most southern range of the Seirra Nevada Mountains and on the bank of the great Pacific.
The perfection of California climate is here attained and it is the magnet that draws almost every part of the civilized world, but pricipally from the cities of the est and south. a population of 15,000 health and pleasure seakers during the long summer months. Long Beach, itself, has a population of but 2,000.
It is difficult for a newcomer to remember in what month he is living when he sees every where about him, green grass, flowers in bloom, gardens at their best, and orange groves far more plentiful than apple orchards in Illinois.
During the hot summer months in Illinois, people usually hunt for the most shady place they can find, while here they seek the most sandy and sunniest places possible. While at the beach this morning, we were quite amused to see a party spread their picnic dinner out on the sand, close to the water. The weather here at present is so warm that we never think of having any fire, but are glad to open our windows and doors to let the sunshine in.
You may but put this in your paper or waste basket as you please.
Your earnest readers,
P.A. Cassell and family
The petition below names Philip Augustus Cassell as a son of Joseph and Kate Cassell:
Petition of Kate M. Cassell
Petition of Kate M. Cassell in the matter of the estate of Joseph Cassell, deceased, by the letters of the administrator with the will annexed, to the honorable Augustus Cassell, justice of the county court of Putnam County, in the state of Illinois. The petition of the undersigned Kate Cassell, it respectfully represents that Joseph Cassell, late of the county aforesaid, departed this life in Florid, of said county on or about the 4th day of March 1891, leaving a last will and testament and appointing no executor. And this petition further shows that the said Joseph Cassell died ceased and possessed of real estate and personal estate, consisting chiefly of one horse, one cow and calf, household furniture, promissory notes. All of said estate being estate to be worth about $400. The said deceased left surviving, his wife, Kate M. Cassell and Ephriam Cassell, Philip Augustus Cassell, Esther Gardner, Jane Youngdal, Emma Cassell, first children and five grandchildren, sons and daughters of Calvin Cassell, deceased as heirs. The here petitioner being widow of said deceased and believing that the said estate should be immediately administered as well for proper management of the estate. As for the prompt collection of the assets, by virtue of her right, under the statute, she therefore prays that Your Honor will grant letters of administration with will annexed to Joseph B. Albert in the premises upon his taking oath prescribed by the statute and entering in to pond in such sum with securities as may be approved by Your Honor.
Philip married Sarah Ann Cramer/Creamer, daughter of Paulus (Paul) Cramer/Creamer and Elizabeth Bashore, circa 1863 in Putnam Co., Illinois. (Sarah Ann Cramer/Creamer was born on 20 Jun 1844 in Pennsylvania and died on 12 Dec 1904 in Lake Elsinore, Riverside Co., California.)