James Alfred Phillips

Brief Life History of James Alfred

When James Alfred Phillips was born in 1848, in Northampton, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Frederick Phillips, was 30 and his mother, Mary Jane Card, was 25. He married Jane Amanda McLean on 21 October 1871, in Houlton, Aroostook, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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James Alfred Phillips
1848–
Jane Amanda McLean
1849–
Marriage: 21 October 1871
James Phillips
1871–1912
George Frederick Phillips
1874–1918
Loraine B. Phillips
1875–1912
Robert Phillips
1876–1912
Mary J. Phillips
1878–
Norman Phillips
1880–

Sources (8)

  • James A Phillips in household of Frederick Phillips, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • James A. Phillips, "Maine, Marriages, 1771-1907"
  • James Phillips in entry for Unknown and Unknown, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

World Events (6)

1867 · British North America Act

The British North America Act or Constitution Act of 1867 caused three British colonies, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Canada to be united as one under the name Canada. Until this point New Brunswick had been the British crown colony.

1871

British Columbia joins the confederation.

1880 · Legislature in Fredericton Destoryed by Fire

On February 25, 1880, the legislature building in Frederiction was destroyed by fire. The builiding was completely made of wood meaning that there was nothing left of it. The chair that the speaker used and a marble top table were all that remained.

Name Meaning

English, Dutch, North German, and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): patronymic from the personal name Philip . In North America, this surname has also absorbed cognates from other languages (see Philips ).

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

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