Death Angel Calls John W. PHILLIPS Stricken Suddenly at His Home, Monday Evening-Funeral to be Held Tomorrow Afternoon
John W. PHILLIPS died very suddenly with heart disease at his home on Orient street, at nice o'clock, Monday night.
The news of his death came as a great shock to his many friends, as he was down town as usual, Monday, and was seemingly in his usual health. It appears, however, that he had been complaining of not feeling well and had not worked for three weeks.
Some ten days before his death, he had consulted his physician who diagnosed his trouble as valvular heart disease and had cautioned him against any violent exercise.
Death is always sad, but when a loved one is taken just at the joyful Christmas tide it seems unusually sad and the family of Mr. PHILLIPS has the sincere sympathy of his many friends for he was popular with all who knew him.
Mr. PHILLIPS was born in Gallatin Tenn., Sept. 9, 1841, and was the son of Col. and Mrs. Thad PHILLIPS, who moved to this state when their son was but nine years of age. When the war broke out he joined the 14th Illinois infantry, which was an enlistment for 90 days. At the end of that period he joined the 32nd Illinois and served through all the years of the war and was in many of the big battles.
He was married in Girard, January 5th, 1865, to Miss Susan DAVIS, who with their two sons, Bert, at home, and Richard, of Salt Lake, survive him. He also leaves a grandson, Bert, and a great grandson, Richard Kirk.
Mr. PHILLIPS was a painter and decorator by trade, a charter member of Orient Lodge in this city and also a Modern Woodman.
The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 o'clock, from his late residence, and will be in charge of Rev. R. Y. Williams, at the house, and the Knights of Pythias will have charge of services at the grave.Submitted by: Chris Grove Surgis