James Carraway Phillips

4 May 1887–17 July 1971 (Age 84)
Braxton, Simpson, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of James Carraway

When James Carraway Phillips was born on 4 May 1887, in Braxton, Simpson, Mississippi, United States, his father, Edwin C. Phillips, was 34 and his mother, Pernecy B. Jennings, was 24. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Thelma Widener. He lived in Beat 5, Simpson, Mississippi, United States in 1900 and Justice Precinct 1, Navarro, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 17 July 1971, in Mendenhall, Simpson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Touchstone, Simpson, Mississippi, United States.

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James Carraway Phillips
Thelma Widener
James Aubrey Phillips

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
Age 3
This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
Age 7
Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 22
Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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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Sources (22)

  • J C Phillipp? in entry for Phillipp?, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • James C Phillips, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mr J C Phillips, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"

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