Biography - W Phillips

W. H. PHILLIPS, Litchfield, only child of Samuel and Mary B. (WEBSTER) PHILLIPS, was born in Jersey County, Ill., March 11, 1856; lived in Macoupin county four years, and came to Montgomery County with his step-father, Samuel STRATTON, in 1860. In the Litchfield Public Schools he secured an education, which he furthered at McKendree College, and at the Industrial University at Champaign, Ill. In 1876, he engaged in the grocery business at Miles' Station, remaining almost a year; he then, in the spring of 1877, came to Litchfield and engaged in the same business here two years. In January, 1880, he became agent of the Pacific Express Company, and, a year later, became also agent for the United States Express Company, both of which agencies he has since conducted with great care and ability. On December 20, 1877, he married Amanda B., daughter of Dr. J. S. HILLIS, of Hillsboro; they have two children - Claude and Stanley H. The father of our subject was born near Lebanon, St. Clair Co., Ill., March 28, 1821; he was a farmer, and was one of the most successful land-tillers of Macoupin and Jersey Counties, in both of which he left large landed estates; he died in 1859. The WEBSTERs were originally from Tennessee.

Extracted 19 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 165.

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