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Phillip V. Ploof
The History of Renville County, Volume 2
Compiled by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge
p. 1237-1238

Phillip V. Ploof, one of the leading editors of Renville County, was born in La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 27, 1884, third son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Ploof, now of Wykoff, Minn. He came to Renville County in 1903, and since that time has been intimately identified with its life and progress. For one year he was editor of the Gibbon Gazette. His life story is told in the story of the growth of the Fairfax Standard. Mr. Ploof was married, Sept. 14, 1912, to Mabel Johnson, the second daughter of Mrs. Carrie Johnson, of Franklin, Minn. A little son, John Edward, died in infancy. A daughter, Phyllis Marie, was born Aug. 3, 1915.

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