R Walker Phillips

Male21 April 1853–5 April 1873

Brief Life History of R Walker

When R Walker Phillips was born on 21 April 1853, in Floyd, Virginia, United States, his father, Tobias D Phillips, was 26 and his mother, Elisabeth Elvira Phillips, was 22. He lived in Indian Valley, Floyd, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 April 1873, in Virginia, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Indian Valley, Floyd, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Tobias D Phillips
Elisabeth Elvira Phillips
Mary Adeline Phillips
R Walker Phillips
Phoebe Jane Phillips
Sarah Sallie Phillips
Rosella E Phillips
B Phillips
Bryant Pleasant Phillips
Tobias D Phillips Jr
Fleming Reed Phillips
Lucy Alverta Phillips

Sources (4)

  • R Walker Phillips in household of Tobias D Phillips, "United States Census, 1870"
  • R Walker Phillips, "Find A Grave Index"
  • R M Mabrey in entry for Bryant P Phillips, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"

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Siblings (10)

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World Events (6)

1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 8

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 


Age 10

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

1864 · Arlington Cemetery

Age 11

Arlington Cemetery is a military cemetery. It was originally a plantation owned by George Washington Parke Custis. This is the location of Robert E. Lee, 16,000 Civil War soldiers, William Howard Taft, John, Jackie, Robert, and Edward Kennedy. The tomb of the unknown soldier is also located here it was dedicated on November 11, 1921. It contains the remains of those soldiers unknown from WWI, WWII, Korea, and Vietnam.

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.

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