Third class passenger Philip Wiseman was born Elzear (or Elziar) Philippe Wiseman in Quebec on 18 November 1858.1 He was the son of George Philippe Wiseman and his wife Mathilde (Emilie Mathilde Rodrigues), who had married in 1853. Philippe's mother Emilie died on 1 June 1867 and in 1869 his father. George remarried to Adele Magnan. Philip had four siblings and two half-siblings.
Philip was married on 19 February 1882 in Quebec to Emélie (or Émilia) Dupuis. They had around nine children. Emélie died in 1895 and the following year 1896 he remarried to Marie McNeil (née Noreau, born in Quebec in 1864). Maire had previously been married (19 Jul 1884) to Joseph McNeil and had four children with him, and with Philippe would have five more.
In the 1911 census he is listed as a commercial traveller (stationery), living in Quebec City, Canada.
Wiseman boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third-class passenger (ticket number A/4. 34244, £7 5s). He was travelling home to Quebec.
Wiseman died in the sinking. His body, if recovered, was never identified.
'A traveling agent for a manufacturing firm, fifty-four years of age, was drowned. His wife had been dead for many years. He is survived by four children in ages from twenty-four to twenty years..... (1,000 dollars) - Red Cross files
Evidently, the Red Cross file was referring to his first wife as being deceased. The circumstances of their marriage in 1912 are unclear. In the 1911 census, Marie appears to be living apart from Philippe, with her two eldest McNeil children and her three surviving male Wiseman children.
In 1913 she sued the White Star Line for compensation on behalf of herself and six dependent children.