Roy Philip James Phillips

1917–1973 (Age 56)
Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Roy Philip James

When Roy Philip James Phillips was born on 2 November 1917, in Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada, his father, John Phillips, was 35 and his mother, Jessie Fraser Graham, was 29. He married Catherine Christina Brownlee on 25 March 1944. He died on 29 December 1973, in York, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 56, and was buried in Vaughan, York, Ontario, Canada.

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Roy Philip James Phillips
Catherine Christina Brownlee
Marriage: 25 March 1944

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25 March 1944

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World Events (4)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 17

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 26

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1955 · General Motors Auto Workers Strike

Age 38

From 1955-1956, around 17,000 workers for General Motors went on strike. They wanted a pay raise, more secure working conditions, and a health plan half paid by General Motors. The strike lasted 148 days.

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 .

Possible Related Names

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

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