T., I suggest checking his obituary. He died in 1931, so I don't have online access to it. Contact the nearby Meade Kansas public library to see if they have the local newspapers on microfilm. There appears to be two newspapers for May 1931: Fowler News of Fowler, Kansas (KSHS reel F440) and the Meade Globe-News (KSHS reel M784).
There are two other places to look for town information. Check the passenger list for when the family came from Russia. It may list the town they came from. On the 1930 census, it states Philip has filed his first papers. Check the filing to see if a town is mentioned. You will need the name of the town to find information on the family when they lived in Russia.