Obituary Record

Stephen Blanchard Phillips
Died on 5/17/1920
Buried in Blair Cemetery

Stephen Blanchard Phillips

#1-Published in the Pilot May 19, 1920

Steve Phillips died at about 2:30 Monday afternoon of heart trouble, from which he has been a sufferer for some time, at his home in this city and the funeral is to be held at the residence at 3 o’clock today, Rev. J. B. Williams officiating. Stephen Blanchard Phillips was born in Perry County, Indiana, September 11th, 1846, and was, therefore, in his 74th year. When but 17 years of age he enlisted in Squadron 1, 9th Iowa Calvary, and served 2 ½ years. He came to this state in 1868 and was married in this city to Miss Emily Miller, December 25th, 1870. Eight children were born to them, four of whom are now living, Mrs. May Ireland, of Fremont, Mrs. Bertha Osborn, of Omaha, Mrs. Mabel McEvars and Dan Phillips, of this city. He is survived by his wife, and two brothers, Perry Phillips, of Idaho, and John Phillips, of Oregon. During his long residence here, he made many friends and the memory of his upright life will long be remembered by all of us. The sorrowing widow and children have the sincere sympathy of all who know them.

#2-20 May, 1920 - The Enterprise - Civil War Veteran


Another of the early settlers of this state has answered the last call, and leaves another missing one in the ranks of the old army veterans of the Civil War.

Mr. Stephen Phillips was born in Perry county, Indiana Sept. 11, 1846, and when seventeen years of age enlisted in Squadron J, 9th Iowa Regiment of Volunteer Cavalry serving his country for one and one half years.

He came to this state in 1868, and was married to Miss Emily Miller at Blair on December 25, 1870.

To this union eight children were born, four of whom are still living to be a support and a comfort to the aged wife who survives him.

Those still living are: Mrs. May Ireland of Fremont; Mrs. Bertha Osborn of Omaha; Mrs. Mabel McEvers and Mr. Dan Phillips of this city.

Mr. Stephen Phillips was a hard working, conscientious, Christian gentleman, and until three years ago was an employee of the Railway company, retiring on a pension from that company at that time. He has since passed his time as befitted one of his age, but he was not for long to enjoy the fruits of his labor, and he was called to his final rest on Monday, May 17, 1920, at the age of 73 years, 8 months and 6 days. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Williams of the Christian church officiating. Interment was made in Blair cemetery.

Obituary courtesy of the Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clipping on file at the Blair Public library.