William Phipps

10 November 1874–3 June 1954 (Age 79)
Boone, Iowa, United States

The Life of William

When William Phipps was born on 10 November 1874, in Boone, Iowa, United States, his father, Lewis Phipps, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Ann Sparks, was 25. He married Elsie E. Shaeffer on 23 June 1897, in Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Yell Township, Boone, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Milton Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 3 June 1954, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 79.

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William Phipps
Elsie E. Shaeffer
Marriage: 23 June 1897
Helen Phipps
Margaret Adelia Phipps
Hazel Jane Phipps
William S Phipps Jr
Wallace Homer Phipps
Clarence Arnold Phipps
Melvin Phipps
Elsie E Phipps

Spouse and Children

23 June 1897
Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States


    Helen Phipps




    Margaret Adelia Phipps



    William S Phipps Jr


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Phipps





World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 10

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 22

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a reduced form of Philip .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Phipps, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Phipps, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Phipps, "United States Census, 1940"

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