Princeton, Indiana Newspaper, dated Wednesday, March 12, 1924


Reuben Phillips


Reuben 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 5:45 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. (March 11, 1924) Death resulted from a complication of diseases.


The funeral will be held at 2 o’clock 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.


Mr. Phillips was born in New Germantown, Pa., February 3, 1841. 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.


Surviving 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.


Mr. 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.