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William Walker Phillis

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Lineage documents

Name

William Walker Phillis (birth record). Versions of name used: W. W. (news articles), Will (1900 census) and Willie (news article). My grandmother, Myrtle Ivy Phillis, referred to my grandfather as W. W.

Birth

William Walker Phillis was born in 1 Sep 1884 in Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio.
Parents listed in birth record: John Phillis and Julia Thomas.

Guernsey County, Ohio, Probate court, Record of Births, p. 16, no. 51, William W. Phillis.

Transcript/abstract

No. 51. Name: Phillis, William W. Date of Birth: 1 Sept 1884. Place of Birth: Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio. Color: White: Name of father: John Phillis. Name of mother: Julia Thomas. Residence of Parents: Cambridge Twp. Reported by: Parents.

Marriage

William Walker Phillis’ second marriage was to Myrtle Ivy Hooper on 11 Oct 1913 in Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma.

Washington County, Oklahoma, Marriage Records, p. 278, Phillis–Hooper, 11 Oct 1913; “Oklahoma, County Marriage Records, 1890-1995,” database with images, Ancestry (https://ancestry.com : 3 Sep 2020), Washington County, 1910-1943, image 23 of 524.
Washington County, Oklahoma, Marriage Records, p. 278, Phillis–Hooper, 11 Oct 1913.

Transcript/abstract

Application for marriage license: W. W. Phillis, age 29, residence Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas and Miss Myrtle Hooper, age 26, residence Caney, Kansas. 11 Oct 1913.

Marriage license: W. W. Phillis, age 29, residence Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas and Miss Myrtle Hooper, age 27, residence Caney, Kansas. 11 Oct 1913, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma.

Certificate of marriage: Theo N. Gayen [sp?], Pastor 1st Baptist Church, Bartlesville, Washington County, Oklahoma. Marriage: 11 Oct 1913 in Bartlesville. Witnesses: John C. Churchill of Bartlesville and Mrs. john B. Churchill. Marriage return: 16 Oct 1913. Pauline Churchill, County Court Clerk

Death

William Walker Phillis died on 7 Feb 1962 in Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.

Kansas State Board of Health, Montgomery County, certificate of death, no. 62 002735 (1962), William Walker Phillis, 7 Feb 1962; Faulkner-Hull Family Papers, privately held by Kimberli Faulkner Hull, Plymouth, Massachusetts.
Kansas State Board of Health, Montgomery County, certificate of death, no. 62 002735 (1962),
William Walker Phillis, 7 Feb 1962; Faulkner-Hull Family Papers, privately held by Kimberli Faulkner Hull.

Transcript/abstract

Kansas State Board of Health, certificate of death, no. 62 002735 (1962).

  • Place of death: Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.
  • Length of stay in Independence: 36 years.
  • Address: 1020 West Maple.
  • Usual residence: 1020 West Maple, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.
  • Name: William Walker Phillis.
  • Date of death: 7 Feb 1962
  • Sex: Male
  • Race: White
  • Married
  • Date of birth: 1 Sept 1884
  • Age at last birthday: 77
  • Usual occupation: Ret. Grocery Clerk, Grocery
  • Birthplace: Cambridge, Ohio, USA
  • Father: John Phillis
  • Mother: Julia Thomas
  • Was deceased ever in U.S. Armed Forces: No
  • Informant: Mrs. W. W. Phillis, Independence, Kansas
  • Cause of death: Hypostatic pneumonia, due to senility, 2 days
  • Physician: E. L. Robinson, M.D.
  • Burial: 10 Feb 1962, Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, Kansas

Obituary

William Walker Phillis obituary, Independence, Kansas, Feb 1962
“William Phillis Dies Wednesday, Rites Saturday,” obituary, Independence (Kansas) Reporter, Feb 1962.

Burial

William Walker Phillis is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, Kansas.

Location: The Phillis and Hooper (Myrtle Hooper Phillis’ parents) headstones are located together, near the highway on the east side. Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas.

Headstone inscription: William W. Phillis / Sept. 1, 1884 / Feb. 7, 1962.

Find A Grave memorial 76740947 with headstone photo.
Billion Graves memorial 33286471 with headstone photo.

Additional documentation

First marriage

William Walker Phillis and Maude Maggie Graves were married 13 Jul 1911 in Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas. There were no children from this marriage.

  1. “Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935”, database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q2MY-998M : 13 Sep 2020), William W. Phillis-Maggie Maude Graves, 13 Jul 1911.
  2. “Phillis-Graves Marriage License,” South Kansas Tribune (Independence, Kansas), 26 Jul 1911, p. 4, col. 6.
  3. “Phillis-Graves Marriage License,” news article, Evening Star (Independence, Kansas), 13 Jul 1911, p. 2, col. 2.
  4. “Graves-Phillis,” marriage announcement, The Caney Chronicle (Caney, Kansas), 14 Jul 1911, p. 1, col. 2.
  5. “William W. Phillis and Maude M. Graves Wed,” marriage announcement, The Dewey Sentinel (Dewey, Oklahoma), 28 Jul 1911, p. 8, col. 3.

Maude died 23 Mar 1913 in Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas. She is buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Caney, Kansas. Find A Grave 18151978 with headstone photo.

  1. “Maggie Maude Graves Phillis,” obituary, The Caney Chronicle (Caney, Kansas), 04 Apr 1913, p. 8, col. 1.
  2. “Maude Phillis Dies,” death notice, Coffeyville Weekly Journal (Coffeyville, Kansas), 28 Mar 1913, p. 6, col. 1.
  3. “Maude Graves Phillis,” funeral notice, Cherryvale Republican (Cherryvale, Kansas), 26 Mar 1913, p 1, col. 3.

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Children

1. Eleanor Marie Phillis

Birth: 20 Oct 1913, Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas.
Marriage: 29 Nov 1939, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.
Spouse: Solease Hanley Baird, 13 Oct 1903–1 Jun 1963
Spouse’s Find A Grave 71388554 with headstone photo.
No children.
Clippings: 17 Oct 1903, 12 Aug 1905, 21 Oct 1922, 3 Oct 1924, 16 Jan 1925, 30 Oct 1925,
26 Sep 1924, 16 Nov 1931, 1 Nov 1978,
Death: 14 Jan 2008, Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas, Death notice, Obituary
Find A Grave 71388508 with headstone photo.

2. Evelyn Lee Phillis

Social Security

Social security number 510-03-2616.

Military: Draft registrations

WWI draft registration

United States World War I Draft Registration Card, William Walker Phillis, serial no. 2145, Local Draft Board no. 1, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.

William Walker Phillis, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas. Age: 34. Birth: 1 Sept 1884. Occupation: laborer, Standard Refining Co. Nearest relative: Myrtle Phillis, wife. Medium height. Medium build. Gray eyes. Dark hair. One eye.

WWII draft registration

United States World War II Draft Registration Card, William Walker Phillis, serial no. 2056, Local Draft Board no. 1, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.

William Walker Phillis, 303 W. Myrtle, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas. Age: 57. Birth: 1 Sept 1884, Cambridge, Ohio. Telephone: 1112-M. Employer: G. W. Stafford Grocery. Nearest relative: Mrs. W. W. Phillis. Height: 5’8.” Weight: 145 lbs. One eye out.

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Census records and directories

The name in the bracket is the full name of the person; the name following is name as it was enumerated.

1900 U. S. Census

1900 U.S. census, Cambridge Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 3, sheet 27-A, dwelling 223, family 223, John P. Philis; NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1273.
1900 U.S. census, Cambridge Township, Guernsey County, Ohio, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 3, sheet 27-A, dwelling 223, family 223, John P. Philis; NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 1273.

In 1900, Will Phillis was living with his parents and siblings in Cambridge Township, Guernsey County, Ohio:

  • [John Cyrus Phillis] John P. Philis; age 43; born Sept 1856, Ohio; married 16 years; both parents born in Ohio; occupation: farmer.
  • [Julia Ann] Julia Philis; wife, age 41; born Mar 1859, Ohio; married 16 years; given birth to 6 children, all living; both parents born in Ohio.
  • [William Walker] Will Philis, son, age 15, single; born Sept 1884, Ohio; attended school: 6 months.
  • [Charles Suitt] Charlie S. Philis, son, age 14, single; born July 1886, Ohio; attended school: 9 months.
  • [Fred Ewing] Fred Philis, son, age 11, single; born Aug 1888, Ohio; attended school: 9 months.
  • [John Boyce] Boyce Philis, son, age 9, single; born June 1890, Ohio; attended school: 9 months.
  • [Howard Thomas] Howard Philis, son, age 6, single; born Aug 1893, Ohio; attended school: 4 months.
  • [Ralph Russell] Ralph Philis, son, age 3, single; born Aug 1896, Ohio.

1905 Kansas State Census

1905 Kansas state census, Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, p. 5, dwelling 43, family 43, J. C. Phillis; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, 1905 Kansas Territory Census, roll: ks1905_104.
1905 Kansas state census, Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, p. 5, dwelling 43, family 43, J. C. Phillis; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, 1905 Kansas Territory Census, roll: ks1905_104.

In 1905, William was living with his parents and siblings on a farm in Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas:

  • [John Cyrus] J. C. Phillis, age 48
  • [Julia Ann] J. A. Phillis, age 45
  • [William Walker] W. W. Phillis, age 20
  • [Charles Suitt] C. S. Phillis, age 18
  • [Fred Ewing] Fred, age 16
  • [John Boyce] Boyce, age 14
  • [Ralph Russell] Ralph, age 9
  • [Clarence Edgar] Clarance, age 3

1910 U.S. Census

1910 U.S. census, Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, ward 2, enumeration district (ED) 154, sheet 18-B, dwelling 384, family 494, W. T. Lynn household, Wm Phillis, boarder; NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 448.
1910 U.S. census, Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, ward 2, enumeration district (ED) 154, sheet 18-B, dwelling 384, family 494, W. T. Lynn household, Wm Phillis, boarder; NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 448.

In 1910, William Phillis was boarding with the W. T. Lynn family on Fawn Street in Caney, Kansas.

  • [William Walker] Wm Phillis, age 24, single; born in Ohio, father’s birthplace Ohio, mother’s birthplace Ohio; occupation; workman, pump station.
    Note: Father’s birthplace is incorrect.

1915 Kansas State Census

1915 Kansas state census, Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, p. 14, dwelling 312, W. W. Phillis; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, 1915 Kansas Territory Census, roll: ks1915_155.
1915 Kansas state census, Caney, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, p. 14, dwelling 312, W. W. Phillis; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, 1915 Kansas Territory Census, roll: ks1915_155.

In 1915, W. W. Phillis was living with his wife and daughter, and Myrtle’s brother, Doyle C. Hooper. Myrtle was Doyle’s legal guardian as their father, David K. Hooper, died in 1915.

  • [William Walker] W. W. Phillis, age 30
  • Myrtle Phillis, age 28
  • Eleanor Phillis, age 2
  • Doyle Hooper, age 11 [Myrtle’s brother]

1920 U. S. Census

1920 U.S. census, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 195, sheet 5-B, dwelling 126, W. W. Phillis; NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 542.
1920 U.S. census, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 195, sheet 5-B, dwelling 126, W. W. Phillis; NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 542.

In 1920, W. W. Phillis was living with his wife, Myrtle, and daughter, Eleanor, in Independence, Kansas:

  • W. W. Phillis, age 35, born Ohio, married; both parents born in Ohio; occupation: laborer.
  • Myrtle Phillis, age 33, born Kansas, married; father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana.
  • Eleanor Phillis, age 7, born Kansas, single.

1930 U.S. Census

1930 U.S. census, Cedar Township, Altoona, Wilson County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 103-1, sheet 1-B, dwelling 24, family 20, William W. Phillis; NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 726.
1930 U.S. census, Cedar Township, Altoona, Wilson County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 103-1, sheet 1-B, dwelling 24, family 20, William W. Phillis; NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 726.

In 1930, William W. Phillis was living with his wife and daughters in Cedar Township, Altoona, Wilson County, Kansas:

  • William W. Phillis, age 44, married, born in Ohio, both parents born in Ohio, occupation: Field Manager, City Services Gas, age at first marriage: 26
  • Myrtle Phillis, age 42, married, born in Kansas, father born in Illinois, mother born in Indiana, age at first marriage: 24
  • Eleanor Phillis, age 16, daughter, single, born in Kansas
  • Evelyn Phillis, age 6, daughter, single, born in Oklahoma

1940 U.S. Census

1940 U.S. census, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 63-29, sheet 5-B, household 121, William Phillis; NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1247.
1940 U.S. census, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, enumeration district (ED) 63-29, sheet 5-B, household 121, William Phillis; NARA microfilm publication T627, roll 1247.

In 1940, William W. Phillis was living with his wife, Myrtle Phillis, daughters, and son-in-law at 308 N. 9th St in Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas. Everyone in the household stated they were living at the same place in 1935.

  • William W. Phillis, age 55, married, born in Ohio; occupation: laborer odd jobs, completed school through 8th grade
  • Myrtle Phillis, age 52, married, born in Kansas, completed 4 years of high school
  • Evelyn Lee Phillis, age 16, daughter, single, born in Oklahoma, completed 2 years of high school, currently attending school
  • Hanley Baird, age 36, son-in-law, married, completed 4 years of high school
  • Eleanor M. Baird, daughter, age 26, daughter, married, born in Kansas, completed 4 years of high school

1950 Independence, Kansas City Census

1950 Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas City Census, population schedule 2, line 1, William W. Phillis; State Board of Agriculture, population schedule and statistical rolls, Kansas State Historical Society, Archives Division, Topeka, Kansas, Population Schedules and Statistical Rolls, Cities (1919-1961), reel no. 31984_254726.
1950 Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas City Census, population schedule 2, line 1, William W. Phillis; State Board of Agriculture, population schedule and statistical rolls, Kansas State Historical Society, Archives Division, Topeka, Kansas, Population Schedules and Statistical Rolls, Cities (1919-1961), reel no. 31984_254726.

In 1950, William W. Phillis was recorded as living at 108 W. Sycamore with one other person in his family.
Note: William and Myrtle were living with their daughter, Evelyn, son-in-law, Ernest, and their grandchildren, at 108 W. Sycamore.

1961 Kansas State Census

1961 Kansas state census, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, line 10, William Phillis; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, Schedules and Statistical Rolls: Counties (1953-1979), reel no. 43877_343846.
1961 Kansas state census, Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas, population schedule, line 10, William Phillis; Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka, Kansas, Schedules and Statistical Rolls: Counties (1953-1979), reel no. 43877_343846.

In 1961, William, age 76, and Myrtle Phillis, age 74, were living at 1020 W. Maple in Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.

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Clippings

  1. “John P. Phillis, Julia Phillis and Wm. Phillis Visit Mrs. Thomas,” news article, Cambridge Herald (Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio), 26 Feb 1885, p. 3, col. 3.
  2. “W. W. Phillis Entertains Friends,” news article, Cambridge Jeffersonian (Cambridge, Ohio), 13 Mar 1902, p. 1, col. 4.
  3. “Willie and Charlie Phillis Head West to Kansas and Missouri,” Cambridge Jeffersonian (Pleasant Valley, Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio), 12 May 1904, p. 8, col. 3.
  4. “W. W. Phillis Guests of Friends in Caney,” news article, The Dewey World (Dewey, Oklahoma), 3 Sep 1908, p. 6, col. 3.
  5. “W. W. Phillis of Caney in Coffeyville,” news article, The Coffeyville Weekly Journal (Coffeyville, Kansas), 24 Sep 1909, p. 3, col. 5.
  6. “Mrs. J. C. Phillis and Son, W. W., Visit Near Wichita, Kansas,” news article, The Dewey World (Dewey, Oklahoma), 21 Oct 1909, p. 5, col. 3.
  7. “Wm. Phillis and Friends Visit Caney,” news article, The Dewey Sentinel (Dewey, Oklahoma), 19 Nov 1909, p. 5, col. 1.
  8. “W. W. Phillis Visits Friends in Caney,” news article, The Dewey World (Dewey, Oklahoma), 2 Dec 1909, p. 5, col. 2.
  9. “W.W. Phillis Visits Caney,” newspaper article, The Dewey World (Dewey, Oklahoma), 3 Feb 1910, p. 5, col. 1.
  10. “W. W. Phillis in Independence,” news article, The Caney Chronicle (Caney, Kansas), 14 Jul 1911, p. 8, col. 1.
  11. “Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Phillis Visit Relatives in Dewey,” William and Maude Phillis news article, The Caney News (Caney, Kansas), 16 Feb 1912, p. 6, col. 4.
  12. “Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Phillis Visit David Hooper Family,” news article, Caney (Kansas) Chronicle, 28 Jun 1912, p. 7, col. 2.
  13. “Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Phillis in Independence on Business,” William and Maude Phillis news article, The Caney News (Caney, Kansas), 7 Mar 1913, p. 5, col. 4.
  14. “W. W. Phillis in Bartlesville,” news article, The Caney News (Caney, Kansas), 3 Oct 1913, p. 5, col. 6.
  15. “Draft Board Classifications, William Walker Phillis,” newspaper notice, The Evening Star (Independence, Kansas), 10 Oct 1918, p. 8, col. 4.

William Walker Phillis descendant DNA matches: 1

  • Direct line: William Walker Phillis and Myrtle Ivy Hooper > Evelyn Lee Phillis > Kimberli Faulkner Hull.
  • No descendant DNA matches other than through direct line (Evelyn Lee Phillis) are possible as Eleanor Phillis Baird did not have children.

Evelyn Lee Phillis descendant DNA matches (direct line): 1

William Walker Phillis and Myrtle Ivy Hooper > Evelyn Lee PhillisKaren Sue Faulkner > Ancestry & LivingDNA match. Nephew. (Bettinger Shared cM Project 4.0 v.4 range 1201-2282, avg.1740). 1,704 cM across 41 segments.

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