Henry Clay Phillips

5 September 1852–21 July 1910 (Age 57)
Williamson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Henry Clay

When Henry Clay Phillips was born on 5 September 1852, in Williamson, Illinois, United States, his father, Barnard R Phillips, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth "Eliza" Jane Baysinger, was 19. He married Sarah Jane Lence on 19 January 1871, in Williamson, Madison, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pulleys Mill, Southern Township, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Southern Township, Williamson, Illinois, United States in 1910. He died on 21 July 1910, at the age of 57, and was buried in Freedom Cemetery, Southern Township, Williamson, Illinois, United States.

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Henry Clay Phillips
Sarah Jane Lence
Marriage: 19 January 1871
Sarah J Phillips
Calvin Burnett "Cad" Phillips
Della Phillips
Willis Philips
Stella Phillips
Gertrude Phillips

Spouse and Children

19 January 1871
Williamson, Madison, Illinois, United States


    Sarah J Phillips



    Della Phillips



    Stella Phillips


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Barnard R Phillips


    Elizabeth "Eliza" Jane Baysinger




    Mary E Phillips



    Martha Aslovis Phillips


    James Matthew Phillips Sr


    Emily Jane Phillips


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 16

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • Henry C Phillips in household of Bernard Phillips, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry C Philips, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Henry Phillips, "United States Census, 1880"

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