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Paris Roy Phipps


Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 20:08:08

Paris Roy Phipps who now owns and operates a far on section 33, Des Moines township, is one of Boone county’s native sons, his birth occurring in Yell township on August 30, 1869. His father Hardin Phipps was born in Owen county, Indiana, but when young was brought to Boone county, Iowa, where he grew to manhood and married Abigail Toliver, also a native of Owen county, Indiana He died on June 19, 1901, at the age of sixty-nine years, but she is still living at the age of seventy-three and makes her home in Boone. The children born to them were: Martha, now Mrs William Henry Elsbury, Mrs Abraham Hiatt deceased, Sarah the wife W F Phipps of Fraser, Iowa, Hannah the wife of Joseph Gillen, Paris Roy of this review, George of Fraser, Louisa the wife of William George of Des Moines, Lizzie the wife of George Phipps of Fraser, William a resident of Boone, Rosie the wife of John Gillen and Ezekiel of Webster City, Iowa.
Paris Roy Phipps was principally reared in Dodge township this county, and during his boyhood he attended the public schools there until thirteen years of age. He remained with his parents until he had attained his majority and was then married on August 10, 1890, to Miss Rebecca Cline, who was born at that point called Daly’s City in Yell township, August 26, 1869. Her girlhood, however was passed in Jackson township, and after attending the public schools she entered Boone Normal. At the age of eighteen years she commenced teaching under Professor Chambers and continued to follow that profession of two yeas. Her father, Joseph J W Cline was a native of Columbiana county, Ohio and a farmer by occupation. During the Civil war he enlisted in an Iowa regiment, but being injured in battle, he returned home at he end of eight months. He married Miss Rebecca Jones, a daughter of Rev. Jackson and Rebecca (Cunningham) Jones. Her father was a minister of the United Brethren church. She was born in Pennsylvania, but in early life was taken to Conlumbiana county, Ohio, and she died in Jackson township, Boone county, Iowa, in 1901 at the age of seventy-nine ears. Mr Cline survived her for about eight years, passing away in 1909 at the age of eighty-five. They were both earnest and consistent members of the United Brethren church, and she was an active worker in th3 Sunday school. In their family were ten children, namely: Gilruth, who served under General Grant in the Civil war for four years and eight months and now makes his home in Alton, Missouri, Nancy the wife of John Moriorty, a resident of Iowa, Sarah the wife of Patrick Quigley of Yell township, Elizabeth the wife of Andrew Moriorty of Coatesville, Missouri, Abraham of California, Jackson of Alton, Missouri, Eldora the wife of A L Benbow, of Minnesota, Hulda the wife of Joseph Kidd, of Sioux city, Iowa, Florence, the wife of Benjamin Hickman of Ogden and Rebecca the wife of our subject.
Mr and Mrs Phipps have one son, Orlando Blaine, who was born February 22, 1892, and pursued his early education in the pubic schools, but later attended the Biblical College and the Boone Business College. For ten years after his marriage Mr Phipps made his home with his mother in law in Jackson township, but at the end of that tie purchased 80 acres of land in Des Moines township, where he now makes his home. He has tiled the place and greatly improved it, has built an addition to the house and today has a very comfortable home. He added to his land until he had 220 acres, but has since sold a portion of this and today owns 40 acres on section 33. He holds membership in the Baptist church, but is at present attending the Methodist Episcopal church. In politics he is an ardent republican and takes a very commendable interest in those enterprises which he believes will advance the moral or public welfare.

1914 Boone County History Book


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