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John Henry Phillips

Source: VLovell <>, Sept 2002

Marble Falls Messenger, 7 July 1927 (Thursday)


Mr. Phillips died at his home here in Marble Falls last Saturday, following a brief illness. On Tuesday afternoon of this week the body was borne to the City Cemetery for interment. Deceased was born in Clay County, Illinois, March 3rd, 1854.

Fifty years ago he came to Texas and lived in Llano and Burnet counties up to the time of his death. On January 11th, 1887 he was married to Miss Mary Iberia Haynes. This union was blessed with five children, three sons and two daughters, four of whom survive him as follows: Mrs. Elsie Sheppard, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Zula Banks, Kingsland; Charlie Phillips, San Antonio and Lloyd Phillips, Dallas.

In December 1905 Mr. Phillips was married a second time to Mrs. Minnie Anthony, and to this union was born one child, Miss Phoebe. Mr. Phillips is survived, besides his children, by his wife. Mr. Phillips had been a resident of Marble Falls 35 years. He was familiarly known in the country as "John H." For many years he had been a tinner and watch maker and there is hardly a citizen in the community that has not had more or less dealings with him. He was always honest and upright in his business relations with his fellowmen, and they all speak of him in the highest terms.

For many years this editor had known him personally and it was always a pleasure for us to do business with him. He was a quiet, unassuming, peaceable citizen, true to the principles of right, as he saw them, and loyal to the country of his nativity. Not many men live in a community as long as he lived in Marble Falls and pass out into the great beyond without leaving a few enemies. If Mr. Phillips has one, we have not heard of it. It was not his disposition to cause people to dislike him.

The funeral service was conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon by Rev. L.C. Mathis of the Methodist Church. The active pallbearers were C.A. Reed, Otto Smith, E.C. Alexander, Frank Jay, Carl Ming, W.E. McCoy. Honorary pallbearers: W.D. Stuart, A.A. Hardin and O.L. Hundley.

At the cemetery the body was deposited in the grave in the presence of a great concourse of friends and sorrowing relatives. The huge bank of beautiful flowers that were tenderly placed upon the grave at the close of the service attest the friendly feeling the people generally had for Mr. Phillips. May he sleep in peace. The Messenger extends sympathy to those who are sad at this time.

1854 - 1927

Burnet County Obituaries Index.



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