William Clark Phipps M.D.

Brief Life History of William Clark

When William Clark Phipps M.D. was born on 24 August 1855, in Lafayette Township, Coles, Illinois, United States, his father, James Monroe Phipps, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Hedges Van Meter, was 33. He married Evaline Kerfoot on 29 December 1885. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hackberry Township, Labette, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Moro, Madison, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 27 February 1926, in Charleston, Elko, Nevada, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Charleston, Elko, Nevada, United States.

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William Clark Phipps M.D.
Evaline Kerfoot
Marriage: 29 December 1885
Minnie Phipps
Roscoe Phipps
Ethel Phipps
Mary Phipps
William Kerfoot Phipps

Sources (15)

  • William Phipps in household of James Phipps, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William C Phipps Dr. - Society membership: birth: 24 August 1855; Coles, Illinois, United States
  • William C Phipps, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)


Historical Boundaries: 1856: Madison, Illinois, United States


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from a shortened form of the Middle English personal name Philip , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

History: The Phipps family, which holds the titles of marquess of Normandy and earl of Mulgrave, are descended from Constantine Phipps (1656–1723), who was lord chancellor of Ireland. A cousin with a different background, Sir William Phip(p)s (1651–95), was born in ME, where his parents had emigrated. Originally a ship's carpenter, he rose to become royal governor of MA.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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