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PHILLIPS, J. K. died 1891


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 11/5/2012 at 01:35:53

Postville Review, 17 Oct. 1891.

Another Old Resident Gone.

J. K. Phillips breathed his last on Sunday and was buried on Wednesday. He had been a resident of Postville for many years, having been our only barber for some twelve or fifteen years. He was a good hearted man -- too good in many respects for his own good. He was always ready in cases of sickness and death to lend a helping hand, and has probably assisted in more cases of death than any other man in town. Now this sad (unreadable word) has been done for him, as it must be done one day for all of us. We extend our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family.


This article may be of interest to Phillips researchers - it is about the father of J.K. Phillips and appeared in the Postville paper in 1884:

Last week we gave the bare item that the father of J. K. Phillips, of Postville, was shot and killed while making an arrest in Nebraska. J. K. hands us papers giving full accounts of the murder. It seems that Mr. Phillips was a very prominent man in Cedar Co., Nebraska, having been postmaster at St. Helena and deputy sheriff of the county. In making the arrest of a desperate character, a Swiss, he was shot through the bowels, from which wound he died three days later. His murderer was immediately mobbed and hung.

Mr. Phillips is very highly spoken of by the local paper. he went to Europe and served through the Crimean war, being severely wounded three times, after which he came to this country and served in the Union army in the late Civil war. He was an honored member of the G.A.R. and a member of the Presbyterian church. He leaves a wife by second marriage.

~Postville Review, Sat., Nov. 29, 1884


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