William Phillips

Brief Life History of William

When William Phillips was born about 1846, in England, his father, Thomas Charles Phillips, was 30 and his mother, Mary Ann Kent, was 30. He lived in Lancaster, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1860.

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Thomas Charles Phillips
1818–1888
Mary Ann Kent
1817–1896
William Phillips
1846–
Caroline Phillips
1848–1921
James Phillips
1856–
Elizabeth "Bessie" Phillips
1854–1944
Mary Phillips
1857–1938
Thomas C Phillips
1859–

Sources (2)

  • Wm Phillips, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Wm Phillips in the 1860 United States Federal Census

World Events (3)

1846

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

1863

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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