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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Myrton L. Bracy
Alta Geraldine Phillips
Marriage: 4 July 1907
Gerald G Bracy
Claude R Bracy

Spouse and Children

4 July 1907
Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada


    Gerald G Bracy


    Claude R Bracy


Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Wesley Phillips


    Jane "Jennie" E. Ketchum




    Jennie May Phillips



    Etta C. Phillips



    William R. Phillips


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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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