Alta Geraldine Phillips

10 May 1890–
Shelby, Macomb, Michigan, United States

The Life of Alta Geraldine

When Alta Geraldine Phillips was born on 10 May 1890, in Shelby, Macomb, Michigan, United States, her father, Samuel Wesley Phillips, was 48 and her mother, Jane "Jennie" E. Ketchum, was 33. She married Myrton L. Bracy on 4 July 1907, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Detroit Ward 15, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States in 1930.

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Family Time Line

Myrton L. Bracy
1884–1936
Alta Geraldine Phillips
1890–
Marriage: 4 July 1907
Gerald G Bracy
1910–
Claude R Bracy
1920–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
4 July 1907
Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada
children

(2)

    Gerald G Bracy

    Male1910–Male

    Claude R Bracy

    Male1920–2007Male

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Wesley Phillips

    Male1841–1911Male

    Jane "Jennie" E. Ketchum

    Female1856–1915Female

siblings

(10)

    Jennie May Phillips

    Female1877–1931Female

    Female1880–1963Female

    Etta C. Phillips

    Female1881–Female

    Female1884–1981Female

    William R. Phillips

    Male1885–1935Male

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 7

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1921 · The Detroit Historical Society

Age 31

Since its founding, the Detroit Historical Society has been dedicated to ensuring that the history of Detroit and its surrounding region is preserved. This is to help current and future generations better understand the people, places, and events that helped shape the lives of those who build up the city of Detroit.

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)

  • Altie Phillips in household of Samuel Phillips, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alta Braoy in household of Myrton Braoy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alta G Bracy in household of Myrton L Bracy, "United States Census, 1930"

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