John Richard Phillips

26 September 1856–1926 (Age 69)
San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States

The Life Summary of John Richard

When John Richard Phillips was born on 26 September 1856, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, his father, John Phillips, was 45 and his mother, Merab Hancock, was 36. He married Elizabeth Jane Williams on 17 May 1878. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Delamar, Lincoln, Nevada, United States in 1920. He died in 1926, in Caliente, Lincoln, Nevada, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Pioche, Lincoln, Nevada, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Richard Phillips
Elizabeth Jane Williams
Marriage: 17 May 1878
Orrin Richard Phillips
Chestina Phillips
William Chester Phillips
John Albert Phillips
Merab Ann Phillips
Violet Phillips

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 May 1878
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · 7.9 Earthquake In Fort Tejon
    Age 1
    The Fort Tejon earthquake, on January 9, 1857, registered at 7.9, making it one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the United States. Only two people were killed, largely due to the sparse population in the area where the earthquake occurred. As a result of the large scale shaking, the Kern River was turned upstream and fish were stranded miles from Tulare Lake as the waters were rocked so far from its banks.
    Age 7
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 19
    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.

    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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    Story Highlight

    John Richard Phillips deserted his family and thus they knew little about him. He turned to outlawry and spent a term in prison, but was eventually pardoned in 1890, even though he made a daring escap …

    Sources (27)

    • Richard Phillips in household of Cyrus A Horne, "United States Census, 1920"
    • John Richard Phillips in entry for Orrin Richard Phillips, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Richard Philips in household of John Philips, "United States Census, 1870"

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