Princeton, Indiana Newspaper, dated Wednesday,
March 12, 1924
Phillips, a resident of the county for over sixty years, died at the home of
his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Laib, in Ft.Branch at
Tuesday afternoon. (March 11, 1924) Death resulted from a
complication of diseases.
funeral will be held at Thursday afternoon at
the Phillips home, 405 north West street.Rev.
L. B. Wessinger, of the Ft. Branch Presbyterian
church, will have charge of the services. Burial will be in Archer cemetery.
Phillips was born in New Germantown, Pa., February
He moved to Princeton shortly before the
Civil War. May 18, 1861, he enlisted in Company
C, 17th Indiana, and served throughout the war, being mustered out
in 1865. He was united in marriage to Mary Stott, March
21, 1867.Mrs. Phillips died five years ago. Mr.
Phillips resided east of the city for a number of years, engaged in farming. Of
late years, he had lived in Princeton.
are two daughters, Mrs. Laib and Mrs. O. T. Downey,
of Francisco; two sons, D. J. Phillips, of Memphis, Tenn., and W. J. Phillips
of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Keck, of Gettysburg, Pa. A niece, Mrs.
Florence Shoevuker, also lives in Gettysburg.
Phillips was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic and the Sons of
Veterans, his father also having served in the Civil War.