Willis Brimhall Phillips

MaleSeptember 1872–11 January 1959

Brief Life History of Willis Brimhall

When Willis Brimhall Phillips was born in September 1872, in Mission Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, John W Phillips, was 44 and his mother, Lydia Jane Brimhall, was 35. He married Hannah Marie Cook about 1915, in Mission Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. He lived in Sandwich, DeKalb, Illinois, United States in 1950. In 1930, at the age of 58, his occupation is listed as farmer. He died on 11 January 1959, in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Millington, Kendall, Illinois, United States.

Photos and Memories (3)

Do you know Willis Brimhall? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Willis Brimhall Phillips
Hannah Marie Cook
Marriage: about 1915

Sources (8)

  • Willis B Phillips, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Willis Brimhall Phillips - Published information: birth: September 1872; Mission, La Salle, Illinois, United States
  • Willis B Phillips, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1915Mission Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    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.

    1877 · The First Workers Strike

    Age 5

    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 24

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America, this surname has also absorbed cognates from other languages (see Philips ).

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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.