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Grandniece by marriage of Kathlyn Morgan Phillis
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Kathlyn Morgan was born on 22 August 1901 in Anna, Union County, Illinois to Ernest D. Morgan and Arvazene Smith.1 Kathlyn’s mother died in 1908 when Kathlyn was just seven.2

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In 1920 at the age of 18, Kathlyn was living in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, and working as a telephone operator.3 Kathlyn soon met and married Clarence Edgar Phillis on 22 January 1921 in Chicago.4 Clarence and Kathlyn had six known children, Clarence Edgar Jr, Iva/Arva Jane, who died at the age of 11 months, Ethel Helen, a baby boy who died at birth, Julia., and Patricia Ruth.5

Kathlyn, Clarence, and their children lived in Chicago, first at 2407 Flournoy Street, then at 615 Webster, and, when Clarence registered for the draft in 1942, at 1847 Cleveland Avenue.6

Kathlyn’s father, Ernest D. Morgan, died in 1944, and, Ethel Helen, Clarence and Kathlyn’s daughter, died at the age of 29 on 14 June 1954 in Chicago.7

"Helen Phillis Stark," obituary, Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), 17 Jun 1954, p. 79, col. 7.
“Helen Phillis Stark,” obituary, Chicago Tribune (Chicago, Illinois), 17 Jun 1954, p. 79, col. 7.

Clarence died on 21 January 1962 at the age of 60 in Chicago.8 Kathlyn Morgan Phillis died at the age of 62 on 25 November 1963 in Chicago.9 Both are buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery in Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois.10

Obituary

Phillis
Kathlyn Phillis, Nov. 25, beloved wife of the late Clarence, dear mother of Clarence Edward and Judy Browne and Mrs. Patricia Sheldon, fond sister of Imogene Highberger, 15 grandchildren. Services Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Beinecke Chapel, 2221 Lincoln Av. Interment Memory Gardens.

“Kathlyn Phillis,” obituary, Chicago Daily News (Chicago, Illinois), 26 Nov 1963, p. 38, col. 3.

“Kathlyn Phillis,” obituary, Chicago Daily News (Chicago, Illinois), 26 Nov 1963, p. 38, col. 3.
“Kathlyn Phillis,” obituary, Chicago Daily News (Chicago, Illinois), 26 Nov 1963, p. 38, col. 3.

Endnotes

1. Illinois, Cook County Deaths, Chicago, Cook County, Kathlyn Phillis, 25 Nov 1963. Birth: 22 Aug 1901, Anna, Illinois.

Also, in the household of her father in 1910.
1910 U.S. census, Anna, Union County, Massachusetts, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 128, ward 4, sheet 13A, dwelling 287, family 295, Ernest D. Morgan household.
– Ernest D. Morgan, age 39, born in Illinois
– Edith L., daughter, age 18, single, born in Illinois
– Hazel B., daughter, age 15, single, born in Illinois
– Morris S., son, age 12, single, born in Illinois
– Kathleen, daughter, age 9, single, born in Illinois
– Imogene, daughter, age 9, single, born in Illinois

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2. Headstone reads: Arvazena S / Morgan / Oct. 2, 1869 / July 11, 1908
Find A Grave, memorial 2092923999, Arvazena S Smith Morgan (1869–1908), Anna Cemetery, Anna, Union County, Illinois with headstone photo.

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3. 1910 U.S. census, Anna, Union County, Massachusetts, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 128, ward 4, sheet 13A, dwelling 287, family 295, Ernest D. Morgan household.

Also, 1920 U.S. census, Chicago Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 1487, sheet 14A, ward 25, family 82, Kathleen Morgan.
Address: 3901 Broadway
– Kathleen Morgan, age 18, single, telephone operator

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4. Cook County, Illinois, Marriage, Clarence E. Phillis–Kathlyn Morgan, 26 Jan 1921.
Groom: Clarence E. Phillis, age 19. Bride: Katlyn Morgan, age 19.

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5. Clarence and Katlyn’s children:
Clarence Edgar Jr.: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificate, no. 65858, Clarence Edgar Phillis, 22 May 1921. Parents: Clarence Edgar Phillis and Kathlyn Morgan.
Note: Birthplace of parents is reversed; father’s listed as Anna, Illinois, and mother’s as Cambridge, Ohio.

Iva / Arva Jane: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificate, no. 37337, Arva Jane Phillis, 30 Aug 1923. Parents: Clarence Edgar Phillis, age 22, born in Cambridge, Ohio, and Kathlyn Morgan, age 22, born in Anna, Illinois.

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, Deaths, Iva Jane Phillis, 31 July 1924. Birth: 30 Aug 1923. Parents: Clarence Edgar Phillis and Kathlyn Morgan. Address: 1822 W. Grand Avenue, Chicago. Burial: Mount Auburn, 1 Aug 1924. Note: Name on death record is Iva not Arva. However, it is possible her name was Arva as Kathlyn’s mother’s name was Arvazene.

Ethel Helen: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificate, no. 58396, Ethel Helen Phillis, 9 Dec 1924. Parents: Clarence Phillis, age 23, born in Cambridge, Ohio, and Kathleen Morgan, age 23, born in Anna, Illinois.

Baby boy: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, Deaths, Male Phillis, 22 Aug 1925. Birth: 22 Aug 1925, Chicago. Parents: Clarence Phillis and Kathleen Morgan. Address: 1856 Cleveland Ave., Chicago. Burial: Oak Forest, 10 Sept 1925.

Julia A: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificate, no. 29401, Julia Marie Phillis, 24 June 1927. Parents: Clarence Phillis, age 26, born in Columbus, Ohio, and Kathlyn Morgan, age 25, born in Anna, Illinois. Notes: Father’s birthplace is incorrect. Also, Middle name is listed as Marie on birth certificate but death certificate and obituary lists letter “A” for middle name.

Patricia Ruth: Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, Birth Certificate, no. 45687, Patricia Ruth Phillis, 1 Dec 1932. Parents: Clarence Phillis, age 31, born in Cambridge, Ohio, and Kathlyn Morgan, age 31, born in Anna, Illinois.

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6. 1930 U.S. census, Chicago Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 16-891, ward 25, sheet 10B, dwelling 139, family 197, Clarence Phillis household.
Address: 2407 Flournoy Street
– Clarence, age 28, married, born in Ohio, chauffeur, yellow cab
– Kathlyn, wife, age 28, married, born in Illinois
– Clarence, Jr, son, age 8, born in Illinois
– Helen, daughter, age 5,  born in Illinois
– Julia, daughter, age 2, born in Illinois

Also, 1940 U.S. census, Chicago Cook County, Illinois, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 103-2816, sheet 6B, ward 44, dwelling 139, family 197, Clarence Phillis household.
Address: 615 Webster
– Clarance, age 40, married, born in Ohio, truck driver, rugs
– Kathleen, wife, age 38, married, born in Illinois
– Clarence, son, age 18, single, born in Illinois, glue sizer, rugs
– Ethel, daughter, age 15,  born in Illinois
– Julia, daughter, age 12, born in Illinois
– Patricia, daughter, age 7, born in Illinois

Also, United States World War II Draft Registration Card, Clarence Edgar Phillis, serial no. T50, Local Draft Board no. 145, Chicago, Illinois, 16 Feb 1942. Birth: 31 May 1901, Cambridge, Ohio.
Address: 1847 Cleveland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Employment: Chicago Rug and Furniture Company.
Contact: Brother, H. T. Phillis, 2433 Geneva Ter.

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7. Find A Grave, memorial 86090406, Ernest D Morgan (1870–1944), Lincoln Memorial Park, Oswego, Kendall County, Illinois with headstone photo.

Also, State of Illinois, Illinois, Cook County Deaths, Chicago, Helen Stark, 14 June 1954. Birth: 9 Dec 1924, Illinois. Address: 1843 Bissell St. Age: 29. Divorced. Occupation: Housewife, clerk. Parents: Clarence Phillis and Kathlyn Morgan. Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, River Grove, Illinois.

Also, “Helen Phillis Stark,” obituaryChicago Tribune  (Chicago, Illinois), 17 Jun 1954, p. 79, col. 7.

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8. Illinois, Cook County Deaths Index, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, Clarence E. Phillis, 21 Jan 1962. Birth Date: 31 May 1901, Cambridge, Ohio. Address: 3137 W. Armitage Avenue. Age: 60. Occupation: Truck Driver. Funeral Home: Drake-Braithwaite. Burial: 24 Jan 1962, Memory Gardens, Arlington Heights, Illinois. Parents: John Phillis and Julia Thomas.

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9. Illinois, Cook County Deaths, Chicago, Cook County, Kathlyn Phillis, 25 Nov 1963. Birth: 22 Aug 1901, Anna, Illinois. Age 62. Widowed. Occupation: Glass blower. Parents: Earnest Morgan and Arvazine Smith. Funeral home: Daniel R. Beinecke. Cemetery: Memory Gardens.

Also, “Kathlyn Phillis,” obituaryChicago Daily News (Chicago, Illinois), 26 Nov 1963, p. 38, col. 3

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10. Find A Grave, memorial 175194674, Clarence E. Phillis (1901–1962), Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois, Garden of the Last Supper, Lot 52; no headstone photo.

Find A Grave, memorial 236525740, Kathlyn Morgan Phillis (1901–1963), Memory Gardens Cemetery, Arlington Heights, Cook County, Illinois; no headstone photo. 

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