Philip Santo
Get Philip Santo essential facts below. View Videos or join the Philip Santo discussion. Add Philip Santo to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
Philip Santo

Philip Santo
Philip Santo.jpeg
South Australian
Commissioner of Public Works

8 October 1861 - 17 October 1861
PremierGeorge Waterhouse
Alexander Hay
John Lindsay

15 July 1863 - 4 August 1864
PremierHenry Ayers
William Townsend
William Milne

20 September 1865 - 23 October 1865
PremierHenry Ayers
Francis Dutton
Thomas English

3 May 1867 - 24 September 1868
PremierHenry Ayers
Thomas English
William Everard

13 October 1868 - 3 November 1868
PremierHenry Ayers
William Everard
John Colton
Personal details
Born(1818-08-07)7 August 1818
Saltash, Cornwall, England
Died17 December 1889(1889-12-17) (aged 71)
Adelaide, South Australia
Spouse(s)Elizabeth Pean

Philip Santo (7 August 1818 - 17 December 1889) was a South Australian politician and businessman.

History

Santo was born at Saltash, Cornwall, and trained to be a carpenter. At the age of 22 he left for South Australia on the ship Brightman, arriving in Adelaide in December 1840. He worked as a builder in Adelaide, then Burra. He moved to Melbourne during the rush to the Victorian goldfields but soon returned to set up a shop in Grote Street near Victoria Square in 1857, then Waymouth Street from 1866, then from 1873 as Philip Santo & Co in Waymouth Street and Lipson Street Port Adelaide; initially selling timber. then building materials then general hardware, riverboats and ships. By 1880 they had diversified into such disparate goods as patent medicines, perfumes and flavourings, American waggons, brooms, "kerosine", "gasoline" and cabinet organs.[1] He was reported as the 1867 purchaser of Levi & Watt's newly-completed warehouse at 96 King William Street (now the site of the Commonwealth Bank) which became a warehouse for drapery wholesaler D. & W. Murray,[2] but it appears he was acting for one T. Martin, an English investor.[3]

Santo's Buildings, Waymouth Street, Adelaide

In 1880 his company erected a new building on Waymouth Street, designed by architect D. Garlick. Tenants included Conigrave & Collison, agents and patent attorneys, and the S.A. Chamber of Manufactures. Santo's company ceased advertising around 1890.

Santo was elected to the South Australian House of Assembly in 1860 for the City of Adelaide district, 1862 and 1865 for East Adelaide then in 1868 for Barossa and was appointed Commissioner of Public works on a number of occasions for various periods, first in the Waterhouse cabinet, then with Henry Ayers to 1868. He lost his seat in 1870, during which year he was elected to the Legislative Council and held that seat for 21 years.[4]

He was an active member of the Christian Church, of which Rev. Thomas Playford and Herbert Hussey were contemporary adherents, and as an Elder frequently preached in their chapels in Grote Street and Bentham Street.

He had residences "Clapham Park" in Mitcham[5] and "Fernleigh House" on West Terrace, Adelaide, where he died.[6]

Family

Santo married Elizabeth Pean (23 September 1816 - 28 February 1904); they had four daughters and one son:

  • Mary Maynard Santo (1841-1941) married James Shaw Greer (1835-1890), later mayor of Unley
  • Elizabeth Hooper Santo (1845-1923) married James Smith (c. 1842-1900), a business partner of P. Santo, lived at Semaphore
  • Jane Santo (1848-1875) married Rev. Thomas Jefferson Gore MA (1839-1923) of the Grote St. church in 1868
  • Sarah Santo (1850-1945) married Rev. Thomas Jefferson Gore MA (1839-1923) on 5 October 1876
  • Esther Santo (1852-1941)
  • Philip Santo, Jr., (11 December 1842 - 13 June 1868) married Albertina Kidner (c. 1845 - 10 December 1909) on 9 October 1866. Philip was a prize-winning student at Adelaide Educational Institution, and worked for a time in his father's shop and had a promising future, but died at an early age from diphtheria,[7] leaving a wife and two daughters, Albertina Mary Santo and Amelia Elizabeth Santo (both married Messent boys). His widow, Albertina, married Dr. W. G. Torr (1853-1939) on 20 December 1892.
South Australian House of Assembly
Preceded by
Boyle Finniss
Member for City of Adelaide
1860 - 1862
Served alongside: Thomas Reynolds, James Boucaut, Matthew Moorhouse. Samuel Bakewell, William Parkin
District abolished
New district Member for East Adelaide
1862 - 1868
Served alongside: Thomas Reynolds, William Bakewell
Succeeded by
Robert Cottrell
Preceded by
James Martin
Member for Barossa
1868 - 1870
Served alongside: Richard Baker
Succeeded by
Walter Duffield
Government offices
Preceded by
Alexander Hay
Commissioner of Public Works
8 Oct 1861 – 17 Oct 1861
Succeeded by
John Lindsay
Preceded by
William Townsend
Commissioner of Public Works
15 Jul 1863 – 4 Aug 1864
Succeeded by
William Milne
Preceded by
Francis Dutton
Commissioner of Public Works
20 Sep 1865 – 23 Oct 1865
Succeeded by
Thomas English
Preceded by
Thomas English
Commissioner of Public Works
3 May 1867 – 24 Sep 1868
Succeeded by
William Everard
Preceded by
William Everard
Commissioner of Public Works
13 Oct 1868 – 3 Nov 1868
Succeeded by
John Colton

References

  1. ^ General Merchandise South Australian Advertiser 5 April 1886 p.8
  2. ^ "Destruction of Messrs. Murray's Drapery Establishment by Fire". South Australian Register. XXXII (6634). South Australia. 10 February 1868. p. 3. Retrieved 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Romantic Adelaide". The Mail (Adelaide). 16 (817). South Australia. 21 January 1928. p. 1. Retrieved 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ Death of Mr. Philip Santo The Advertiser 18 December 1889 p.5 accessed 15 April 2011
  5. ^ "The Adelphian Class". South Australian Register. South Australia. 11 November 1870. p. 6. Retrieved 2019 – via Trove.
  6. ^ Death of Hon. P. Santo South Australian Register 18 December 1889 p.6 accessed 16 April 2011
  7. ^ http://saobits.gravesecrets.net/s.html

  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

Philip_Santo
 



 



 
Music Scenes