- CHARLES E. PHILLIPS, a prominent and respected citizen of
Browntown, Wis., was born in
- the town of Cadiz, Green county, Jan. 4, 1862, a son of Isaac
and Eliza (LAYTON) PHILLIPS, a family noted in the early history
of Green county.
- Isaac PHILLIPS was born in Ohio, and Eliza LAYTON, his wife,
in Kentucky, and their parents
- were among the early settlers of the two States. Isaac PHILLIPS
came to Green county at a very early day, and bought government
land very extensively. He was married in Ohio and became the
father of a numerous family: (1) John married Elizabeth WELDON,
and is living in Wilson county, Kansas; (2) Mary J. married John
WHITEHEAD, and is now dead; (3) William D. married Miss Mattie
E. FRANCIS, and is a teacher in a college at Northwood, Iowa;
(4) Isaac and (5) Lewis are dead; (6) Albert H. married Christina
HELLEN, and lives in Monroe; (7) Charles E.; (8) Edwin and (9)
Edgar were twins. Edwin married Emma CLARNO and died Jan. 30,
1901; Edgar married Agnes MAYHEW and lives in Wilson county,
Kansas. Isaac PHILLIPS removed to Wilson county, Kansas, in 1872,
taking with him his wife and family. Two years after his arrival
in that State he died, leaving the burden of the support of the
widowed wife and mother very largely on the shoulders of Charles
E. who also had to care for two younger brothers.
- On Feb. 8, 1886, Charles E. PHILLIPS was married to Miss
Hattie LOOMIS, who was born
- May 29, 1859, a daughter of Cornelius and Jane (VAN HORN)
LOOMIS. Her parents came to Cadiz township, Green county, about
fifty years ago, and to them were born the following children:
(1) Mary, the wife of Charles BROWN, of the town of Cadiz; (2)
Cordelia, the wife of Isaac MICHAELS, of Cadiz; (3) Ephraim,
deceased; (4) Amelia, widow of Jesse RAYMER, mention of whose
life may be found on another page; (5) William, of Cadiz; (6)
Henrietta; (7) Cyrus, of Cadiz (he married Eliza (MICHAELS);
(8) Hattie, wife of Charles E. PHILLIPS, as already noted. Mr.
and Mrs. PHILLIPS have two children, Earl, who was born March
9, 1887, and Ora, who was born July 22, 1891, both being bright
and promising children.
- Mr. PHILLIPS followed farming in the town of Cadiz until
1900, when he sold out and removed
- to Browntown, where he has just completed a fine two-story
residence which cost him about $1,500 and makes a very desirable
and home-like residence. A painter and a weaver by trade, he
has not worked at either of these lines for a number of years.
In politics Mr. PHILLIPS aims to vote for principle and cares
very little for party ties and obligations. In religion he is
a devoted member of the Methodist Church at Browntown. During
the Spanish-American war Mr. PHILLIPS served as a member of Co.
H, First Wisconsin Infantry, and was stationed at Tampa, Fla.,
forming a part of the 7th Army Corps, under command of Gen. Lee.
He is a man of fine character and splendid business qualities,
and all his life has been energetic and hustling.
- Taken from "Commemorative Biographical Record of
the Counties of Rock, Green, Grant, Iowa and Lafayette Wisconsin,"
(c)1901 Union Publishing; pp. 831-832.
- Courtesy of Carol.