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William P. Phillips, b. 1842, Cadiz, Ohio; d. 1893, Lincoln, Nebraska

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02 Aug 2016 10:43 #1729 by Mamie
W. P. Phillips, formerly a director in the First National Bank, and a resident of this city since 1871, died at his home, Seventeenth and M streets, this morning. Mr. Phillips was well-to-do, and leaves a wife and five children. The funeral occurs Monday afternoon.

Source: The Omaha Daily Bee, Omaha, Nebraska, Sunday, May 21, 1893; Pg. 5, Column 6

-Died, at Lincoln, Nebr., May 20th, W. P. Phillips, aged 51 years. From boyhood the writer had known Mr. Phillips, and all these years he has been an invalid. Notwithstanding this he lived to the age above mentioned, raised a family, was successful in conducting business, and has left a competence to his family, all of whom survive him, William C., John, Lucy, Fred. and Frank, and their mother. Mr. Phillips was born at Cadiz, Ohio, where he was educated, not only in the learning of the schools, but also in habits of industry, and where, early in life, he showed a strong aptitude for business. Weak in body as he had always been, confined to his house and to his bed, as he was very much of his time, he yet accomplished much through others in accumulating property. One of the oldest citizens of Lincoln, having been there some twenty-two years, he always took a lively interest in everything pertaining to the welfare of the Capitol city. Nothing delighted him more than to be of use to others, or contributing in any way to their rational enjoyment. He was a good, safe counsellor, and those who had occasion to consult with and confide in him will sadly miss his kindly words of advice or warning. His strength of mind always seemed far beyond and out of proportion to, his strength of body, and he was always on the alert for current information bearing upon the practical affairs of life, and very few strong and hearty men were better versed in general business principles, or could better read the signs of the times. A good citizen, a loving husband, a wise and affectionate father has gone from earth into the spirit land, and we all mourn his departure as a personal loss to us, however much it means of gain to him. While all their friends will sincerely sympathize with the bereaved family, they have sustained a loss that no earthly consolation can even assuage; the memory of him whom they loved will ever be cherished by them, and what he desired and did for them will be his best and living monument in their hearts.

The funeral took place at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, Rev. Curtis officiating. Besides many relatives and friends of Lincoln present, there were of former Cadiz acquaintances and relatives of the family: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Phillips of Naperville, Ill.; William Gilmore of Fairbury, Neb.; Mr. and Mrs. M. K. Turner of Columbus, Neb., and Mrs. D. B. Welch of Cadiz, O.

Source: The Columbus Journal, Columbus, Nebraska, Wednesday, May 24, 1893; Pg. 3, Column 3

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