JOSEPH PHILLIPS, aged 74, died Thursday morning
at the family residence near Old Shiloh, after a lingering
illness, leaving an aged widow and five sons, of whom County
Clerk Phillips is one, and five daughters surviving. Mr.
Phillips served in the civil war in Col. Hicks' 40th Illinois
regiment, and at the close of the war removed with his fmily
from Rome township to the farm where he died. He was a devout
christian gentleman and highly thought of by his friends and
acquaintances. The funeral arrangements have not been announced.
Taken from the obit of " Joseph Phillips, One of the County's
Best Citizens, Falls Asleep."
JOSEPH PHILLIPS died at his home in Shiloh township
Thursday morning, Jan. 10, at 6 o'clock. He was born in
Franklin county, Ill., Aug. 7, 1834, aged at the time of his
death 72 years, 5 months and 3 days.
Mr. Phillips was married to Elizabeth Phelps in 1852. He leaves
a wife and nine children to mourn his loss. The children are:
Mrs. W. M. Ingram, of Shiloh; W. B. and O. C. Phillips, Mt. Vernon;
Mrs. A. I. Wilson, Casner; John E. Phillips, Shiloh; C.R. Phillips,
Eldorado; Mrs. Connaway, Woodlawn; Louis Phillips, Rome; Mrs. Della
Replinger, Mt. Vernon.
Mr. Phillips professed faith in Christ about 35 years ago and has
ever since been a member of th M. E. church. That he has kept the
faith is proved by this bright testimony while on his death-bed;
"I am ready to go, I don't fear death; all is well, I have made
preparation to cross the river safely when the hour comes" All of
this children were present at the time during the last week of
Mr. Phillips served in the great Rebellion four years, volunteered
his services. He joined Co. F of the 40th Ill. Infantry and took part
in scores of battles, some of which were Vicksburg, Donalson, Shiloh,
Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain. He was captured by the rebels,
marched out and shot down and was left for dead; making good his
escape the Great General of Generals permitted him to live and
enjoy 40 years of life afrerwards.
As a citizen, there were none better; as a neighbor, always obliging
and accommedating; taking much interest in all the affairs of his
community, strictly honest and upright in all his dealings with his
fellow man, his life has been such as to make the world better by
his having lived in it.
The funeral will be held at Shiloh tomorrow, conducted by Rev. Proctor.
Interment at Salem.
Taken from the death notice of Joseph Phillips, JANUARY 10, 1907
Submitted by David Herron