Philip H. Jacobson
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Philip Henry Jacobson passed away May 30, 2000, at the Norse Home, Seattle, of natural causes. He was born June 24, 1895, in Spokane, Washington to Carolina (nee Christensen) and Edward Jacobson. Phil was a longshoreman in Sitka, Knik Anchorage, Alaska and in Seattle. On May 20, 1999, he was honored at the I.L.W.U. Seattle Longshore Pensioners Club luncheon, on the occasion of the 65th Anniversary of the 1934 Longshore Strike.
Phil was one of the two known survivors of the Seattle Longshore 1934 strike, which lasted 83 days and was the beginning of the I.L.W.U. Phil retired from longshoring July 1, 1960.
In addition to longshoring, Phil and his wife of 47 years, Lorene Brown, raised silver foxes and mink. His hobbies included backpacking, camping, traveling, and photography. He received a lifetime membership in the Pilchuck Camera Club.
Phil is survived by nieces, Alice Jacobson Byers of Grand Blanc, Michigan , and Barbara Jacobson Benton of Mt. Shasta, California, and several grandnieces and grandnephews.