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Evander Vaughn Phillips

Harriet Ellingham Phillips obit.

Posted: 8 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 28 Nov 2001 11:22PM GMT
Surnames: Phillips, Ellingham, Anding, Lathrop, Dimick


Mrs. Phillips, 88, Is Dead at Albany

Albany, Ill. May 15.-Mrs. Harriet A. Phillips, 88 years old, died today at her home here from heart failure. She has resided in Albany 60 years. She leaves four sons, B. F. and S. R. of Albany, John of Rock Island and Elmer of Oxford Junction, Ia., three daughters, Mrs. Herman Anding of Pierre, S. D., Mrs. Howard Lathrop and Mrs. Frank Lathrop of Oxford Junction, Ia., a brother, Frank Ellingham of Albany and a sister, Mrs. H. C. Dimick of Denver, Colo.

Source: clipping from unidentified newspaper, family bible of Mary Permilla Rosenkrans Phillips. In her bible, she lists Harriet Phillips' date of death as May 15 1923.
Another newspaper clipping about Harriet Phillips from earlier the same year also appears in the family bible:

A Pioneer

Speaking of old residents, few can equal the record for Whiteside county or for Albany township of Mrs. Harriett Ann Phillips. She came to this county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Ellingham 70 years ago today from Shabbana Grove which is now the heart of Chicago. They first located in Kingsbury Grove, moving two years later to a mile south of Albany. She was married to Evander Vaughn Phillips and has never moved from the home they bought. There were twelve children in the family, she being the oldest and Frank being the youngest, who with one sister, Sarah, are the only surviving members of the family.

Mrs. Phillips was 88 years old the 5th of January. Since coming to Albany she has seen great changes. Albany was then a village of about 50 people and there was no railroad, all the freight coming in by the river. The bridges at Clinton and Fulton were not built for many years after.

Evander Vaughn Phillips

Posted: 8 Dec 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Edited: 28 Nov 2001 11:22PM GMT
Surnames: Phillips, Ellingham, Anding, Lathrop
In Memory of an Old Citizen.

Evander Vaughn Phillips, son of Asa and Lucretia Phillips, was born at Painted Post, Stuben [sic] county, N.Y., May 6, 1834. At the age of 13 he went to Ohio where he remained seven years then coming with his parents to Newton township, Whiteside, county, Ill.

Fifty-five years ago April 16th, he was united in marriage with Miss Harriet Ellingham of Albany, Ill. Their union was blessed with nine children, seven of whom are living, namely: Frank and Robert of Albany; Mary L. Anding of Pierre, S.D.; Ida M. Lathrop and Elmer E., of Oxford Junction, Ia.; John W. of Cumberland, Wis., and Kittie Lathrop of Marion, Ia. These children with a grief stricken wife, 23 grandchildren, six great grandchildren, four daughters-in-law and two sons-in law survive this beloved husband, father and grandfather.

He will be remembered as a man of good habits, an unassuming disposition, a good neighbor and a loving husband and father, in short a christian who lived his religion and when the Master called was ready and willing to go to his eternal rest.

Mr. Phillips' home had been in Albany half a century and his occupation that of a fruit gardener and bee culturist subjects that he was an acknowledged authority on and had acquired a competency for his old age. His genial presence will be missed, not only in the home, but by his many friends on the street.

Funeral services were held at the home Friday at 2 o'clock, Revs. Clagett and Ross officiating. The choir composed of Mesdames Diamond and Hoover and Messrs. Rosenkrans and Van Nest sang the old songs he loved so well and the following tried and true friends tenderly bore all that remained of E. Vaughn Phillips to beautiful Oak Ridge cemetery: Frank Dailey, H. D. Booth, H. R. Senior, C.E. Peck, James Beach and John Wray. Because of the illness and infirmities of a number of the older friends, an honorary escort was dispensed with.

Source: clipping from unidentified newspaper, family bible of Mary Permilla Rosenkrans Phillips. In her bible, she lists Evander Phillips' date of death as April 30th 1915.

Re: Evander Vaughn Phillips

Teresa (View posts)
Posted: 7 Jul 2003 2:18AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gardner, Baxter
I found this posting by searching the name Evander...for I have in my husbands line Evander Donley Gardner . I have tried to figure out why the name Evander. Well long story short. Evander's father Augustus was born (1824) and lived in Painted Post, NY . I wonder if there is any connection? Just wondering.

Re: Evander Vaughn Phillips

Posted: 20 Aug 2007 12:14AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gardner
This caught my eye because my father, grandfather and brother all carry the name Donley Gardner (first name James) and I have tried to find out more about the origin. My great-grandfather was named Ernest Marshall Gardner and he moved from Tennessee to Texas where he married and had my grandfather (He was a widower and brought his sons to Texas with him)I have nothing about him prior to that and he died when my grandfather was 4 months old.
Perhaps there was a connection prior to Tennessee?

Re: Evander Vaughn Phillips

Posted: 21 Aug 2007 12:04AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gardner
I have often asked myself that same question ( that there might be a connection to the Tenn. Gardner's)...I was in touch with a Donley Gardner in Texas ( I wonder if he was one of your relation) at one time to see if he was related...he wasn't sure...I believe he has since passed away.I would love to seek this out more. I believe I also saw an Evander M. Gardner in Tenn. born about the same time to our Evander.

Re: Evander Vaughn Phillips

Posted: 21 Aug 2007 12:48AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am not sur if I did this right last time...if I did I am sorry to repeat.


I have often asked myself that same question ( that there might be a connection to the Tenn. Gardner's)...I was in touch with a Donley Gardner in Texas ( I wonder if he was one of your relation) at one time to see if he was related...he wasn't sure...I believe he has since passed away.I would love to seek this out more. I believe I also saw an Evander M. Gardner in Tenn. born about the same time to our Evander.

Re: Evander Vaughn Phillips

Posted: 21 Aug 2007 2:43AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gardner
The Donley Gardner you must have spoken to was my father who died a few years ago. (We live in Texas; I am in Austin)
His father Donley Gardner was raised by an aunt and uncle after the death of his parents Annie Horsely and Ernest Marshall Gardner. They were married in Hunt County Texas and are buried in Mineola. Ernest Marshall was from Tennessee before texas but I have nothing about him except his name.
It just seems too coincidental that the names Donley and Gardner would show up together and not be connected somehow!
I will keep looking and keep in touch. If you find any origin for the name Donley please let me know...
Thanks very much,
Alyson Gardner Anderson

Re: Evander Vaughn Phillips

Posted: 21 Aug 2007 1:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Donley,Gardner
Alyson, If your father had llamas that was him:) I was hoping to find a connection. The Donley family that I believe to be connected to us was a John Donley who was in RI and then went to Mass. with the Gardner family. Our Evander Donley eventually went to just Donley Gardner, his father was Augustus D.(wonder if it stands for Donley). I can not document the fact that Augustus D. is son of William T. whos mother was Mary Donley. Every thing else I can document. I have always wondered since speaking to Donley Gardner in Texas if there is something I'm missing. I am leaving on vacation to see our son in Killeen, Texas and my e-mail provider is changing at this time as well...so I am not sure of my new e-mail as of yet..but wouldlove to keep in touch with you...I will be back Sept.7. One other thought...In Pulteney, NY there was a James Gardner in 1830 whom I can't track after that. I do know Evander named his first son James. Augustus married a girl from Italy Valley, NY and there are quite a few Donleys there as well. My e-mail until tomorrow is tag@infoblvd.net . If you email me today I can let you know my new one. Maybe we can figure my 10 year mystery out:) Teresa Gardner

Re: Evander Vaughn Phillips

Posted: 21 Aug 2007 3:52PM GMT
Classification: Query
Teresa:
That was definitely my father...his wife still lives on their land and raise the llamas. I am sure if we work on it we can close in on this together.
I'll look into the connections you mention, and by another fun coincidence my father was born at West Point, NY while his father James Donley Gardner number 1 was stationed there. He was a colonel in the Army and a general surgeon. Later he was stationed at Ft. Hood (Killeen) and my father went to high school both in Killeen and Frankfurt,Germany.

My personal email is alysona@earthlink.net, so please let me know your new email when it changes and enjoy your vacation. If you come as far as Austin, my cell number is 972-978-6645 and I would love to meet in person if time permits.

Alyson
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