Willis Brimhall Phillips

September 1872–11 January 1959 (Age 86)
Mission Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

The Life of Willis Brimhall

When Willis Brimhall Phillips was born in September 1872, in Mission Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States, his father, John Phillips, was 43 and his mother, Lydia Jane Brimhall, was 35. He married Hannah Marie Cook about 1915, in Mission Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States. 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.

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Willis Brimhall Phillips
Hannah Marie Cook
Marriage: about 1915

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about 1915
Mission Township, LaSalle, Illinois, United States

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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 name has also absorbed cognate names from other European languages, for example Italian Filippi , Polish Filipowicz .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willis B Phillips in household of Lydia Phillips, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Willis B Phillips, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Willis Phillips, "United States Census, 1920"

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