Thomas Joseph Phillips

1 September 1844–1 December 1886 (Age 42)
Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Joseph

When Thomas Joseph Phillips was born on 1 September 1844, in Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Samuel Phillips, was 29 and his mother, Hannah G Henderson, was 32. He married Sarah Boden on 17 October 1870, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Box Elder, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 1 December 1886, in Dayton, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Oneida, Idaho, United States.

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Thomas Joseph Phillips
Sarah Boden
Marriage: 17 October 1870
Thomas James Phillips
Sarah Lottie Phillips
Hannah Anora Annie Phillips
Mary Elizabeth Phillips
William Boden Phillips
Ellen Jane Phillips
Martha May Phillips
James Phillips
Emily or Emma Phillips
Vernon Moroni Phillips

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 October 1870Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
    Age 6
    Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    History of Thomas Joseph Phillips

    Thomas was born in Parish of Merthyr, Tydfil, Glamorganshire, Wales, on September 1, 1844 to William Samuel Phillips and Hannah Henderson Phillips. At the time of his birth, his father and mother h …

    Sources (31)

    • Thos M Philips in household of Wm S Philips, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Thomas Phillips in entry for Martha May Atkinson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Thomas Philips in household of William Philips, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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