William Loy Phillips

9 October 1891–1955 (Age 63)
Olive Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Loy

When William Loy Phillips was born on 9 October 1891, in Olive Township, Clinton, Michigan, United States, his father, William H Philips, was 30 and his mother, Catherine Clemence Blizzard, was 26. He married Gertrude A Sonier on 17 February 1917, in St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1930 and Lansing, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died in 1955, at the age of 64, and was buried in Mount Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States.

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William Loy Phillips
Gertrude A Sonier
Marriage: 17 February 1917
Gerald Stewart Philips

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17 February 1917
St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States


    Gerald Stewart Philips


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 12

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • William L Phillipps in household of Francis I Gildersleeve, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Loy W Philips, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William L Phillips, "United States Census, 1940"

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