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C E Phipps


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/9/2006 at 15:42:51

C E Phipps, proprietor of the Eagle Hotel, Boone Was born June 30, 1830, in Lenox, New York and the same year same year accompanied his parents to Owego, same state, where he was raised, he was educated in the common schools, supplemented by a course in the Owego Academy, when twelve years of age he began his career as an attache of hotels by entering the Owego Hotel as bellboy, they house was owned by L Manning & Co, with the exception of about five years, while in their town, during which time he was clerking in a store he has followed the hotel business from that time up to the present, in 1849 he opened the Peoplesí Hotel in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, on his own account and remained there three years, then he went to Monroe, Bradford co, same state, and opened a general store, continued the same for one years, sold out and moved to Tioga and built the Cerro Gordo House, in 1860 he moved to Osawatary, Kansas, and engaged in the mercantile business, was appointed postmaster of that place in the spring of 1861, and in 1862 returned to Pennsylvania and re-rented his hotel and remained there until 1864, when he came to Iowa and located in Louden, the situation not being desirable he came to Boone, March 29, 1865, and started one of the first lumber yards in the place, and also built his present house, this was opened about the first of September, 1865, and has been open ever since, in 1867 his house had become so popular that it was necessary to enlarge the frame part was moved to the rear and a large and commodious brick front was erected, Mr Phipps has been twice married; first April 2, 1854, to Hannah J Bowman, a native to Tioga, Pennsylvania, she died May 15, 1873, leaving four children: Florence N (wife of J H Reed of Boone) Ole B, Rosa B and Nellie, Mrs P was a lady of noble virtues, loved and respected by all who know her, he was married again, October 27, 1875, to Mrs Carrie L Richards, a native of Indiana, she has two children by a former marriage, Guy and Fannie G, he is a descendent of Sir William Phipps of Massachusetts, who was the father of twenty-one sons and five daughters.

1880 Boone Co History Book


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